'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, Feb. 7 - Sun, Feb. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The LEGO Movie$69,110,000--3,775--$18,307$69,110,0001Warner Bros.
2The Monuments Men$22,700,000--3,083--$7,363$22,700,0001Sony / Columbia
3Ride Along$9,400,000-22%2,800-67$3,357$105,122,5904Universal
4Frozen (2013)$6,914,000-23%2,460-294$2,811$368,678,62612Disney
5That Awkward Moment$5,540,000-37%2,8090$1,972$16,848,0352Focus
6Lone Survivor$5,300,000-25%2,869-416$1,847$112,586,2867Universal
7Vampire Academy$4,101,000--2,676--$1,533$4,101,0001Weinstein Company
8The Nut Job$3,809,000-48%3,004-468$1,268$55,081,6644Open Road
9Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$3,600,000-32%2,139-768$1,683$44,469,4154Paramount
10Labor Day (2013)$3,230,000-38%2,5840$1,250$10,172,3962Paramount
11American Hustle$3,100,000-25%1,640-576$1,890$138,117,0809Sony / Columbia
12The Wolf of Wall Street$2,570,000-24%1,167-440$2,202$107,883,8247Paramount
13August: Osage County$1,511,000-49%1,327-992$1,139$34,320,1207Weinstein Company
14I, Frankenstein$1,425,000-62%1,427-1326$999$17,432,2933Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1Gravity$1,685,000-17%701-431$2,404$266,487,80019Warner Bros.
2Philomena$809,000-16%504-63$1,605$28,683,92212Weinstein Company
312 Years a Slave$800,000-45%678-494$1,180$47,331,27417Fox Searchlight
4Her (2013)$737,000-38%457-346$1,613$22,469,8878Warner Bros.
5Nebraska$700,000-39%525-350$1,333$14,940,06813Paramount Vantage
6The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$700,000-43%537-396$1,304$255,410,1789Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$670,000-29%529-293$1,267$422,420,78512Lionsgate
8Dallas Buyers Club$631,000-54%488-564$1,293$23,703,48615Focus
9Saving Mr. Banks$435,000-59%485-590$897$81,889,2189Disney
10Devil's Due$296,000-71%385-905$769$15,380,6854Fox
11Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$260,000-19%346-74$751$124,794,2658Paramount
12The Legend Of Hercules$214,000-60%248-350$863$18,369,8075Lionsgate / Summit
13Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$130,000-26%197-23$660$119,281,92720Sony / Columbia
14Captain Phillips$110,000-37%182-63$604$106,734,78118Sony / Columbia
15Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$70,000-26%115-48$609$52,528,8449Lionsgate
16Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$60,000-25%103-47$583$32,376,3506Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1Gloria (2014)$250,70048%6435$3,917$555,4373Roadside Attractions
2The Past$105,348-4%6718$1,572$843,4758Sony Pictures Classics
3The Great Beauty$104,717-8%531$1,976$1,795,33113Janus Films
4The Invisible Woman$56,958-64%74-62$770$981,2647Sony Pictures Classics
5Gimme Shelter (2014)$55,520-82%76-271$731$1,335,6953Roadside Attractions
6Kids for Cash$40,800--4--$10,200$40,8001SenArt Films / Paladin
7Tim's Vermeer$39,011-22%73$5,573$127,5632Sony Pictures Classics
9A Field in England$5,013--10--$501$5,0131Drafthouse Films