'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 Tue, Jun. 3 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$3,787,89520%4,0015$947$168,972,0042Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,864,63515%3,158--$590$20,289,8751Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$1,370,13519%3,501-451$391$176,962,8003Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$1,059,45016%2,939-327$360$130,937,3404Universal
6Blended$918,37130%3,5550$258$30,978,2412Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$501,11932%2,152-1008$233$193,615,3635Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$429,36225%2,329-690$184$28,759,1823Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$190,34420%1,114-1040$171$81,424,7306Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$237,29415%624126$380$7,269,9354Open Road
2Belle$170,73626%52572$325$6,494,8315Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$148,96520%983-718$152$124,594,2798Fox
4Heaven is for Real$110,35616%722-998$153$88,219,1467Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$74,64516%539-834$138$255,315,7799Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$52,85016%249-111$212$57,437,27613Fox Searchlight
7Moms' Night Out$49,97128%383-478$130$9,679,2134Sony / TriStar
8Divergent$45,68213%373-271$122$148,726,78511Lionsgate / Summit
9The LEGO Movie$38,66920%302-21$128$255,507,91817Warner Bros.
10The Railway Man$36,99837%496-104$75$4,113,4578Weinstein Company
11The Immigrant$36,25610%1503$242$1,154,6823Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$28,97631%254-32$114$110,100,83213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$26,52064%180-494$147$8,199,9624Clarius Entertainment
14Fed Up$23,6306%1042$227$1,071,2714RADiUS-TWC
16God's Not Dead$19,28417%155-90$124$59,833,00511Freestyle / Pure Flix
17Draft Day$12,70930%17328$73$28,720,8718Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$7,56133%128-74$59$22,943,7467Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$76,016111%94--$809$435,8631eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$36,72833%390$942$2,457,5629Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$8,063-5%133$620$234,2372Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$6,3775%74-14$86$17,276,2187Open Road
5Oculus$6,08221%83-22$73$27,614,1568Relativity Media
6The Hornet's Nest$5,2041%42-15$124$266,1934Freestyle Releasing
7The Quiet Ones$3,5625%72-20$49$8,503,0726Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$3,45933%45-123$77$20,037,4296Relativity Media
9Heropanti$1,737114%11-5$158$59,7002UTV Motion Pictures
10The Unknown Known$7201957%1-4$720$269,9069RADiUS-TWC
11Blue Ruin$488217%61$81$250,6566RADiUS-TWC
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$28558%2--$143$47,05017Rialto Pictures