'Guardians of the Galaxy' Adds $1.5 Million; 'The November Man' Opens in Fifth PlaceAugust 28, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy retained first place on Wednesday with a gross of $1.51 million, off 42.5 percent from the same day last week. That brings the Disney/Marvel flick's domestic sum to $256.7 million and counting as it heads into Labor Day weekend. Guardians is now 12 percent ahead of the pace of Captain America: The Winter Soldier--which, along with The LEGO Movie's $257.75 million, it will overtake as the year's top grosser before the end of Friday--and just 2 percent behind the pace of 2008's original Iron Man.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed another $1.09 million yesterday for a 55 percent week-to-week drop. The reboot has earned $149.6 million domestically in its first 20 days, 21 percent more than 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

If I Stay added $1.04 million yesterday, giving it $19.5 million in the bank through 6 days of release. The drama is currently pacing 43 percent ahead of the 6-day take of The Host and 23 percent behind The Time Traveler's Wife.

Let's Be Cops brought in $0.88 million on Wednesday for a 50 percent week-to-week decline. The comedy's total haul stands at $48.3 million through 15 days, 28 percent less than Pineapple Express at the same point.

Relativity reports that The November Man posted $0.86 million in its first day of release Wednesday. By comparison, that's 49 percent behind the $1.67 million pre-Labor Day Wednesday bow of The American in 2010 and 11 percent behind the $0.97 million Wednesday opening of 2011's The Debt.

When the Game Stands Tall pulled $0.5 million yesterday to give it a 6-day cume of $10.1 million. The football drama is running 20 percent behind the pace of Draft Day.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For took in $0.47 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day start of $8.2 million. Unfortunately, the sequel isn't finding its feet as it trails last year's Kick-Ass 2 by 53 percent through the same point.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Mar. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$6,772,798-15%3,728--$1,817$139,858,3591Disney
2Shutter Island$970,211-12%3,178175$305$98,833,3153Paramount
3Brooklyn's Finest$810,782-22%1,936--$419$16,274,7011Overture
5Cop Out$633,120-16%3,1500$201$34,560,3952Warner Bros.
6The Crazies$511,990-15%2,4792$207$29,178,9122Overture
7Crazy Heart$351,873-18%1,274126$276$30,690,19312Fox Searchlight
8Valentine's Day$278,437-8%3,040-538$92$107,138,8514Warner Bros. / New Line
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$271,685-6%2,994-308$91$78,886,6334Fox
10Dear John$218,549-9%2,496-510$88$77,285,0065Sony / Screen Gems