Grosses

'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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201335 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 2013$84,942,9728%$125,031,93220%One Direction: This Is Us
201235 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2012$78,981,6703%$104,288,587-3%The Possession
201135 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 2011$76,554,062-12%$107,153,629-7%The Help
201035 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 2010$87,206,831-17%$114,800,510-8%Takers
200935 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 2009$105,326,41954%$124,989,04927%The Final Destination
200835 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2008$68,518,227-25%$98,250,176-17%Tropic Thunder
200735 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2007$91,745,67130%$118,509,96015%Halloween (2007)
200635 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 2006$70,731,593-4%$102,756,37110%Invincible (2006)
200535 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 2005$73,417,566-7%$93,806,756-10%Transporter 2
200435 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 2004$78,792,239-3%$103,937,512-9%Hero (2002)
200335 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2003$81,522,60912%$113,645,65411%Jeepers Creepers II
200235 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 2002$72,713,544-2%$102,279,604-1%Signs
200135 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2001$73,873,39517%$103,630,7155%Jeepers Creepers
200035 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 2000$63,381,525-10%$98,301,3824%Bring It On
199935 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 1999$70,233,39628%$94,209,45734%The Sixth Sense
199835 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1998$54,769,608-10%$70,456,190-11%Blade
199735 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 1997$60,548,3828%$79,219,3547%G.I. Jane
199635 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1996$56,195,76914%$74,153,75710%The Crow: City of Angels
199535 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 1995$49,133,856-12%$67,465,521-13%Mortal Kombat
199435 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1994$55,842,11825%$77,719,65538%Forrest Gump
199335 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 1993$44,770,14130%$56,124,10642%The Fugitive (1993)
199235 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1992$34,455,666-17%$39,403,024-25%Honeymoon in Vegas
199135 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1991$41,478,692-1%$52,377,453-6%Dead Again
199035 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 1990$41,963,343-6%$55,745,866-2%Ghost
198935 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 1989$44,639,42122%$56,602,06623%Uncle Buck
198835 (Aug 26 - Aug 28) - 1988$36,449,53012%$45,965,69519%A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
198735 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1987$32,650,971-6%$38,723,976-16%Stakeout
198635 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 1986$34,645,277-5%$45,860,165-1%Stand by Me
198535 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1985$36,335,209-11%$46,449,252-5%Back to the Future
198435 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 1984$40,635,36112%$49,007,90916%Tightrope
198335 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1983$36,378,99531%$42,297,32921%Mr. Mom