'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, Nov. 1 - Sun, Nov. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Ender's Game$28,000,000--3,407--$8,218$28,000,0001Lionsgate / Summit
2Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$18,500,000-42%3,3459$5,531$60,058,3362Paramount
3Free Birds$15,500,000--3,736--$4,149$15,500,0001Relativity Media
4Last Vegas$15,300,000--3,065--$4,992$15,300,0001CBS Films
5Gravity$12,200,000-39%3,024-683$4,034$218,266,0135Warner Bros.
6Captain Phillips$8,000,000-31%3,021-122$2,648$82,050,5074Sony / Columbia
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$3,600,000-43%2,430-681$1,481$105,595,1776Sony / Columbia
8The Counselor$3,200,000-59%3,0440$1,051$13,587,5092Fox
9Carrie (2013)$3,150,000-47%2,252-905$1,399$31,722,8883Sony / Screen Gems
10Escape Plan$2,150,000-53%1,966-917$1,094$21,469,7463Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

112 Years a Slave$4,400,000106%410287$10,732$8,560,3243Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.