'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, Dec. 27 - Sun, Dec. 29

Wide (1000+)

1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$29,850,000-5%3,9280$7,599$190,319,5463Warner Bros. / New Line
2Frozen (2013)$28,845,00047%3,335-205$8,649$248,366,4766Disney
3Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$20,150,000-23%3,5070$5,746$83,667,0182Paramount
4American Hustle$19,550,0002%2,5070$7,798$60,000,3533Sony / Columbia
5The Wolf of Wall Street$18,510,000--2,537--$7,296$34,301,5591Paramount
6Saving Mr. Banks$14,021,00050%2,1100$6,645$37,843,6173Disney
7The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$13,000,000--2,909--$4,469$25,594,9601Fox
8The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$10,200,00016%2,315-634$4,406$391,123,8436Lionsgate
947 Ronin$9,869,000--2,689--$3,670$20,571,2201Universal
10Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$7,400,000-12%1,788-406$4,139$43,719,0763Lionsgate
11Grudge Match$7,310,000--2,838--$2,576$13,428,2221Warner Bros.
12Walking With Dinosaurs$7,100,0000%3,24312$2,189$20,768,3062Fox
13Justin Bieber's Believe$2,014,000--1,037--$1,942$4,276,5001Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

1Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$2,422,0008186%975971$2,484$4,731,4685Weinstein Company
2Philomena$1,829,00051%727-11$2,516$16,506,4236Weinstein Company
3Inside Llewyn Davis$1,254,57416%16113$7,792$4,625,2894CBS Films
4Nebraska$800,00042%250-60$3,200$5,773,8057Paramount Vantage
5Thor: The Dark World$660,000-51%319-797$2,069$202,387,5378Disney
6The Book Thief$640,000-15%481-199$1,331$17,910,4928Fox
7Gravity$525,00022%175-127$3,000$254,610,40413Warner Bros.
8Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$515,00074%303-10$1,700$116,607,31314Sony / Columbia
912 Years a Slave$388,0005%154-147$2,519$37,813,98411Fox Searchlight
10Ender's Game$292,000175%24962$1,173$61,192,0269Lionsgate / Summit
11Dallas Buyers Club$286,805-25%124-206$2,313$15,738,6019Focus
12Last Vegas$247,000-2%221-112$1,118$62,686,7619CBS Films
13The Best Man Holiday$246,000-37%120-231$2,050$70,279,2707Universal
14Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$238,00023%257-21$926$101,267,11110Paramount
15Free Birds$214,000212%24359$881$54,422,0229Relativity Media
16Despicable Me 2$134,00036%165-32$812$367,741,66026Universal
17Delivery Man$120,000-75%136-527$882$29,647,5956Disney / DreamWorks
18Escape Plan$70,0009%107-31$654$24,958,08111Lionsgate / Summit
19Out of the Furnace$45,000-86%102-626$441$11,125,7514Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

1Her (2013)$645,000148%4741$13,723$1,537,3212Warner Bros.
2August: Osage County$179,475--5--$35,895$179,4751Weinstein Company
3Lone Survivor$92,468--2--$46,234$155,4351Universal
4The Great Beauty$73,3447%420$1,746$785,5737Janus Films
5All Is Lost$63,95032%66-17$969$5,946,90011Roadside Attractions
6Personal Tailor$51,000-55%90$5,667$253,7222China Lion Film
7The Past$39,24034%52$7,848$93,2442Sony Pictures Classics
8The Invisible Woman$37,149--3--$12,383$58,2651Sony Pictures Classics
920 Feet from Stardom$4,22345%8-2$528$4,813,89729RADiUS-TWC
10Inequality for All$40214%1-1$402$1,191,39414RADiUS-TWC