'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, Oct. 11 - Sun, Oct. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Gravity$44,265,000-21%3,66085$12,094$123,399,9192Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$26,000,000--3,020--$8,609$26,000,0001Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$14,200,000-32%3,874-127$3,665$78,036,6773Sony / Columbia
4Machete Kills$3,797,000--2,538--$1,496$3,797,0001Open Road
5Runner Runner$3,725,000-52%3,0260$1,231$14,113,9582Fox
6Prisoners$3,665,000-36%2,855-381$1,284$53,619,8794Warner Bros.
7Insidious Chapter 2$2,650,000-32%2,156-451$1,229$78,447,0175FilmDistrict
8Rush (2013)$2,364,000-47%2,130-178$1,110$22,201,2694Universal
9Don Jon$2,340,000-44%1,996-426$1,172$20,141,1503Relativity Media
10Baggage Claim$2,075,000-49%1,320-710$1,572$18,272,4783Fox Searchlight
11We're the Millers$1,127,000-30%1,150-456$980$146,550,88710Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Family (2013)$575,000-62%1,050-973$548$35,799,3495Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

1Enough Said$1,935,000-12%606169$3,193$8,186,5994Fox Searchlight
2Pulling Strings$1,150,000-53%42841$2,687$4,124,4682Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Instructions Not Included$1,000,000-46%711-147$1,406$42,674,4887Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$628,000-49%980-583$641$113,548,7719Weinstein Company
5Grace Unplugged$524,400-47%502-9$1,045$1,748,5082Roadside Attractions
6Romeo and Juliet (2013)$509,000--461--$1,104$509,0001Relativity Media
7Despicable Me 2$508,0005%434-51$1,171$363,062,51515Universal
8Monsters University$369,000-12%235-15$1,570$267,060,15517Disney
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$344,000-20%404-109$851$66,465,05310Fox
11The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$260,000--147--$1,769$260,0001Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
13Blue Jasmine$220,736-37%190-99$1,162$31,663,11812Sony Pictures Classics
14Metallica Through The Never$204,005-71%289-300$706$3,167,6443Picturehouse
15The Wolverine$185,0002%227-14$815$131,850,97512Fox
162 Guns$118,000-9%166-34$711$75,424,50011Universal
17Red 2$107,000-28%168-35$637$53,217,30913Lionsgate / Summit
18Parkland$88,487-71%133-124$665$524,0642Exclusive Media

Platform (1 — 99)

1Inequality for All$152,59810%8039$1,907$558,3693RADiUS-TWC
2Wadjda$108,569-10%473$2,310$619,2555Sony Pictures Classics
3Generation Iron$75,770-43%34-36$2,229$631,3674The Vladar Company
4Escape From Tomorrow$66,112--30--$2,204$66,1121Producers Distribution Agency
5Linsanity$51,500-48%167$3,219$184,4442Ketchup Entertainment
6In a World...$48,300-16%53-25$911$2,784,01610Roadside Attractions
7Austenland$48,010-11%52-13$923$1,907,1769Sony Pictures Classics
8You're Next$41,000389%8742$471$18,470,4998Lionsgate
9A.C.O.D.$36,06690%1815$2,004$62,5052The Film Arcade
10The World's End$34,009-46%73-58$466$25,904,7878Focus
11The Spectacular Now$20,135-54%33-25$610$6,778,70111A24
12We Are What We Are (2013)$15,82391%135$1,217$47,0613eOne Films US
13Ghost Team One$8,458--15--$564$8,4581The Film Arcade
14God Loves Uganda$7,300--1--$7,300$7,3001Variance Films
15Broadway Idiot$6,496--1--$6,496$6,4961FilmBuff
16As I Lay Dying$6,001--1--$6,001$6,0011Millenium Entertainment
17Cassadaga$1,716--3--$572$1,7161Archstone Distribution