Grosses

'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 28 - Sun, Jun. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$47,600,000-42%4,0040$11,888$172,425,4482Disney
2The Heat$36,750,000--3,181--$11,553$36,750,0001Fox
3World War Z$29,250,000-56%3,6070$8,109$123,172,2942Paramount
4White House Down$24,750,000--3,222--$7,682$24,750,0001Sony / Columbia
5Man of Steel$20,300,000-51%4,131-76$4,914$248,140,1063Warner Bros.
6Now You See Me$5,800,000-26%2,564-259$2,262$104,980,5915Lionsgate / Summit
7Fast & Furious 6$2,300,000-53%1,550-867$1,484$233,202,7706Universal
8The Internship$1,300,000-62%1,008-908$1,290$41,580,0864Fox
9The Purge$1,200,000-67%1,122-1079$1,070$62,762,7204Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Epic$850,000-53%774-1220$1,098$103,039,5256Fox
2The Bling Ring$780,000-61%630-20$1,238$4,293,3053A24
3The Croods$440,000-13%307-17$1,433$184,392,27015Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The East$250,000-32%185-10$1,351$1,635,0645Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$1,400,000-37%0-924--$405,432,0569Disney