'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Sep. 21 - Sun, Sep. 23

Wide (1000+)

1End of Watch$13,000,000--2,730--$4,762$13,000,0001Open Road
2House at the End of the Street$13,000,000--3,083--$4,217$13,000,0001Relativity Media
3Trouble with the Curve$12,720,000--3,212--$3,960$12,720,0001Warner Bros.
4Finding Nemo 3D$9,446,000-43%2,9040$3,253$29,979,9752Disney
5Resident Evil: Retribution$6,700,000-68%3,0164$2,221$33,467,7272Sony / Screen Gems
6Dredd 3D$6,300,000--2,506--$2,514$6,300,0001Lionsgate
7The Possession$2,630,000-54%2,598-262$1,012$45,279,6274Lionsgate
8Lawless$2,321,000-47%2,614-449$888$34,511,9194Weinstein Company
10The Bourne Legacy$1,650,000-42%1,430-740$1,154$110,442,7007Universal
11The Odd Life of Timothy Green$1,531,000-41%1,752-663$874$48,643,7386Disney
12The Expendables 2$1,431,000-55%1,820-1076$786$82,992,9526Lionsgate
13The Campaign$1,230,000-49%1,250-752$984$85,011,0657Warner Bros.
142016: Obama's America$917,551-54%1,216-660$755$32,002,62811Rocky Mountain Pictures
15Hope Springs (2012)$860,000-53%1,147-799$750$62,158,1557Sony / Columbia
16The Words$775,000-73%1,247-1554$621$11,019,5713CBS Films
17Last Ounce of Courage$546,964-66%1,064-343$514$2,749,1502Rocky Mountain Pictures

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Master$5,000,000579%788783$6,345$6,055,8832Weinstein Company
2Arbitrage$1,283,900-36%24447$5,262$3,952,4072Roadside Attractions
3The Dark Knight Rises$1,260,000-42%948-633$1,329$443,117,87010Warner Bros.
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$525,000-10%420-121$1,250$158,546,17811Fox
5Marvel's The Avengers$466,000-22%290-152$1,607$622,887,84221Disney
6Premium Rush$370,000-71%567-772$653$19,672,7645Sony / Columbia
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$315,000-38%374-217$842$47,763,3998Fox
8Sleepwalk With Me$297,000-14%13517$2,200$1,691,6155IFC Films
9Ted (2012)$231,000-39%293-118$788$217,825,24513Universal
10Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$220,000-24%240-66$917$215,892,79216Paramount / DreamWorks
11Robot & Frank$198,120-48%156-52$1,270$2,909,9566IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
12The Intouchables$182,000-28%156-24$1,167$12,253,55818Weinstein Company
13For A Good Time, Call...$147,644-45%105-2$1,406$1,084,7184Focus
14Hit and Run$130,082-64%291-360$447$13,600,9235Open Road
15Moonrise Kingdom$128,961-32%120-37$1,075$45,162,70518Focus
16Beasts of the Southern Wild$125,700-48%132-80$952$10,904,92613Fox Searchlight
17Step Up Revolution$123,000-44%182-86$676$34,942,5919Lionsgate / Summit
18The Cold Light of Day$65,000-92%155-1356$419$3,696,8513Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$244,000--4--$61,000$244,0001Lionsgate / Summit
3Searching For Sugar Man$100,8680%384$2,654$1,193,6699Sony Pictures Classics
4My Uncle Rafael$100,210--14--$7,158$100,2101Rocky Mountain Pictures
510 Years$78,109244%4340$1,816$109,0242Anchor Bay Films
6Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience$74,000-81%85-237$871$3,054,1893Paramount
7Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$64,238--3--$21,413$64,2381IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
8To Rome with Love$57,548-17%50-35$1,151$16,531,21414Sony Pictures Classics
9Celeste and Jesse Forever$50,794-65%54-98$941$3,020,8558Sony Pictures Classics
10Occupy Unmasked$44,000--4--$11,000$44,0001Magnolia / Magnet
11Liberal Arts$40,00046%2016$2,000$77,7852IFC Films
12Detropia$37,200-12%116$3,382$131,4153Loki Films
13Stolen (2012)$32,508-82%99-42$328$288,0072Millennium Entertainment
14How To Survive A Plague$28,000--4--$7,000$28,0001IFC Films
15Hello I Must Be Going$22,937168%1513$1,529$67,3143Oscilloscope
16The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best$6,537--2--$3,269$6,5371Oscilloscope
18Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$1,800-12%70$257$3,371,0427ARC Entertainment
19Death by China$622-81%1-2$622$23,0516Area23a