'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201434 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$123,514,8065%$135,951,000-13%Guardians of the Galaxy
201334 (Aug 23 - Aug 29)$117,269,71315%$157,010,00012%Lee Daniels' The Butler
201234 (Aug 24 - Aug 30)$102,049,8592%$140,206,0002%The Expendables 2
201134 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)$99,829,698-31%$137,351,000-25%The Help
201034 (Aug 20 - Aug 26)$144,540,106-4%$184,123,0001%The Expendables
200934 (Aug 21 - Aug 27)$150,750,17132%$181,606,00021%Inglourious Basterds
200834 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$114,030,9630%$149,475,000-1%Tropic Thunder
200734 (Aug 24 - Aug 30)$114,377,62410%$151,284,0007%Superbad
200634 (Aug 25 - Aug 31)$103,956,590-2%$140,838,0004%Invincible (2006)
200534 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)$105,707,637-21%$135,447,000-19%The 40-Year-Old Virgin
200434 (Aug 20 - Aug 26)$133,016,06020%$167,088,00018%Exorcist: The Beginning
200334 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$111,024,75312%$141,858,00012%Freddy Vs. Jason
200234 (Aug 23 - Aug 29)$99,475,456218%$126,110,000-7%Signs
200134 (Aug 24 - Aug 30)$31,248,753-49%$136,291,0008%American Pie 2
200034 (Aug 25 - Aug 31)$61,798,204-41%$125,648,000--Bring It On