'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, Oct. 25 - Sun, Oct. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$30,000,000--3,336--$8,993$30,000,0001Paramount
2Gravity$21,000,000-30%3,707-113$5,665$200,514,3614Warner Bros.
3Captain Phillips$12,000,000-27%3,143123$3,818$70,274,0433Sony / Columbia
4The Counselor$9,000,000--3,044--$2,957$9,000,0001Fox
5Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$6,300,000-35%3,111-491$2,025$100,811,2545Sony / Columbia
6Carrie (2013)$6,000,000-63%3,1570$1,901$26,121,3552Sony / Screen Gems
7Escape Plan$4,300,000-57%2,8830$1,492$17,383,5822Lionsgate / Summit
8Prisoners$1,050,000-49%1,347-813$780$59,109,0626Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

112 Years a Slave$2,100,000127%123104$17,073$3,359,9432Fox Searchlight
2Enough Said$1,600,000-9%83578$1,916$13,066,0926Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.