Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.9M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.1MSeptember 02, 2014 12:30 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took $22.91 million over the four-day frame to lead the box office for a second straight weekend. In the process, the blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Marvel became the highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a tremendous $281.20 million through 32 days of release and will continue to distance itself from the $259.77 million take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the four-day frame, Guardians of the Galaxy was up an impressive 29 percent over last weekend's three-day frame. The film grossed $17.08 million over the three-day frame this weekend.

While it didn't have the greatest hold this weekend by Labor Day weekend standards, Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still held steady in second place over the four-day frame with $15.62 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 7 percent from last weekend's three-day frame. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a very big way with a 25-day take of $166.28 million. The film took in $11.92 million over the three-day frame.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with a four-day take of $11.77 million. That represented a respectable 25 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.33 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21.5 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The film grossed $9.31 million over the three-day frame.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with $10.28 million. The low-budget horror film opened on the low end of pre-release expectations. As Above/So Below performed similarly to 2011's Apollo 18, which debuted with a $10.71 million 4-day Labor Day weekend take. As Above/So Below received a lackluster C- rating on CinemaScore and will likely be front-loaded going forward due in part to its genre. The film took in $8.63 million over the three-day weekend.

The November Man opened in sixth with a four-day take of $10.11 million. There is a history of new films aimed at adults over-performing during Labor Day weekend, but Relativity's action thriller starring Pierce Brosnan opened in line with expectations. The six-day total for The November Man stands at $11.79 million. That places The November Man 20 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The November Man grossed $7.91 million over the three-day weekend.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with a four-day gross of $10.37 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 4 percent from last weekend. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $50 million mark this weekend and is now on the verge of reaching the $60 million mark with a 20-day take of $59.49 million. The film took in $8.29 million over the three-day frame.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with a four-day take of $3.36 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,791 from 382 locations. Cantinflas grossed $2.66 million over the three-day frame.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed $2.31 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster took in $1.76 million over the three-day weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 11 - Sun, Jun. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$55,665,805--3,663--$15,197$55,665,8051Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$25,669,455--3,535--$7,262$25,669,4551Fox
3Shrek Forever After$15,770,491-38%3,868-518$4,077$210,022,5574Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$9,942,000-43%2,7025$3,679$36,401,0002Universal
5Killers$8,008,007-49%2,8590$2,801$30,261,6242Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$6,486,150-54%3,108-538$2,087$72,228,3023Disney
7Marmaduke$6,006,704-48%3,2130$1,870$22,285,5402Fox
8Sex and the City 2$5,438,000-56%2,750-695$1,977$84,659,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$4,521,206-43%2,305-702$1,961$299,282,3906Paramount
10Splice$2,942,000-60%2,4500$1,201$13,154,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$2,615,000-51%1,895-704$1,380$99,464,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$1,693,941-44%1,331-631$1,273$46,754,2425Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$601,291-22%430-228$1,398$96,266,71810Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$351,71674%236-13$1,490$66,418,93113Sony / Columbia
3The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)$347,925-13%1622$2,148$4,506,6559Sony Pictures Classics
4How to Train Your Dragon$330,459-32%281-62$1,176$214,426,38112Paramount / DreamWorks
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$329,000170%333199$988$161,958,00011Warner Bros.
6The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$323,9153%17422$1,862$7,871,85213Music Box
7Just Wright$320,441-58%279-239$1,149$20,795,5715Fox Searchlight
8Please Give$285,2418%10316$2,769$2,088,0427Sony Pictures Classics
9Raajneeti$268,000-68%12413$2,161$1,287,0002UTV Communications
10City Island$262,771-15%159-18$1,653$5,655,54213Anchor Bay
11Furry Vengeance$175,180114%268143$654$16,821,9637Summit
12Babies$169,707-33%146-35$1,162$6,854,0166Focus
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid$155,409-25%202-42$769$63,364,89613Fox
14The Last Song$152,67354%21091$727$62,342,31911Disney
15Alice in Wonderland (2010)$142,144-53%223-54$637$333,920,16515Disney
16Kick-Ass$108,35248%17861$609$47,790,7599Lionsgate
17The Back-up Plan$79,736-17%112-41$712$36,917,5098CBS Films
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$73,000-66%125-169$584$62,578,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
19The Losers$55,000-58%127-79$433$23,528,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$369,703112%5331$6,976$871,0814Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$239,0004%481$4,979$8,092,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$164,351--7--$23,479$164,3511IFC
4Harry Brown$124,06741%6717$1,852$1,362,8667Samuel Goldwyn
5Exit Through the Gift Shop$115,151-15%430$2,678$2,365,2489Producers Distribution Agency
6Micmacs$111,188-22%4611$2,417$415,1713Sony Classics
7Winter's Bone$84,887--4--$21,222$84,8871Roadside Attractions
8Mother and Child$83,160-33%532$1,569$573,9926Sony Pictures Classics
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$68,018-10%66-36$1,031$42,192,7479Sony / Screen Gems
10Avatar$64,767-16%26-20$2,491$749,316,79926Fox
11Ondine$49,81681%149$3,558$87,36315Magnolia
12Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$44,454--3--$14,818$149,2101Sony Pictures Classics
13Oceans$39,160-29%72-23$544$19,095,9828Disneynature
14The Ghost Writer$39,102-57%63-84$621$15,523,16817Summit
15Under the Sea 3D$37,00012%15-2$2,467$22,399,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Princess Kaiulani$34,897-20%261$1,342$771,4995Roadside Attractions
17La Mission$31,000--14--$2,214$942,00010Screen Media
18Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$27,019-34%43-38$628$88,718,74818Fox
19The City of Your Final Destination$26,00018%194$1,368$356,0009Screen Media Films
20Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$25,56674%157$1,704$509,11813Zeitgeist
21Agora$24,652-40%51$4,930$137,7353Newmarket
22Holy Rollers$24,651-18%14-2$1,761$215,12920First Independent Pictures
23Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$23,160-34%82$2,895$226,2976Kino International
24Mademoiselle Chambon$20,908-21%51$4,182$93,6943Lorber
25The Secret of Kells$17,140-18%20-4$857$599,12515GKIDS
26Breathless (2010 re-issue)$17,000-23%41$4,250$112,0003Rialto
27The Lottery$16,435--1--$16,435$16,4351Variance Films
28The Father of My Children$15,795-43%71$2,256$123,7444IFC Films
29The Square (2010)$13,4572%170$792$326,61510Apparition
30Kings of the Evening$11,156--4--$2,789$23,36618Indican Pictures
31Only the Brave (2010)$9,844--4--$2,461$100,3693Indican Pictures
32Chloe$9,410155%3424$277$3,037,54112Sony Pictures Classics
33OSS 117: Lost in Rio$8,396631%65$1,399$61,06561Music Box
34Vincere$7,91911%7-4$1,131$615,27813IFC
35Magnificent Desolation$6,900--3--$2,300$33,076,000247IMAX
36Casino Jack and the United States of Money$6,6470%9-5$739$162,0636Magnolia
37Sweetgrass$6,60413%62$1,101$180,82338Cinema Guild
38Looking for Eric$6,346203%114$577$45,1595IFC
39The Little Traitor$6,27018%2-2$3,135$342,12227Westchester Films
40The Human Centipede (First Sequence)$6,239-61%10-7$624$170,2147IFC
41Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$6,0702%50$1,214$23,219,303141National Geographic
42Madeo (Mother)$6,006-23%110$546$547,29255Magnolia
43Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$5,206-63%20$2,603$23,3662Indican Pictures
44John Rabe$5,175-44%62$863$31,5514Strand
45Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$4,978--4--$1,245$4,9581Anchor Bay
46Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger$4,850--6--$808$13,5514Monterey
47Best Worst Movie$4,84111%20$2,421$51,8668Area23a
48The Tooth Fairy$4,600-73%13-33$354$60,013,00021Fox
49Our Family Wedding$4,600-58%8-10$575$20,247,00014Fox Searchlight
50Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss$4,597--3--$1,532$52,45060Zeitgeist
51Everyone Else$4,59448%52$919$64,02752Cinema Guild
52The Eclipse$4,23547%92$471$128,93712Magnolia
53Double Take (2010)$4,176-10%10$4,176$15,1202Kino International
54Finding Bliss$4,100--1--$4,100$6,8002Phase4 Films
55The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$4,058-7%10$4,058$72,56210International Film Circuit
56The Joneses$3,46596%81$433$1,442,5709Roadside Attractions
57The Oath$3,233--2--$1,617$23,3706Zeitgeist
58When You're Strange$2,80129%20$1,401$238,63210Abramorama
59A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte)$2,789-7%40$697$2,076,96316Sony Classics
60Ajami$2,089-65%5-5$418$599,06539Kino International
61The Good, the Bad, the Weird$2,055-71%4-5$514$117,89710IFC
62No One Knows About Persian Cats$1,796-55%82$225$79,8489IFC
63Whiz Kids$1,721--3--$574$3,6892Shadow Distribution
64After the Cup: Sons of Sakhin United$1,63318%31$544$10,0034Variance Films
65Valley of the Heart's Delight$1,632--1--$1,632$118,666138Indican Pictures
66The Last Station$1,406-69%2-2$703$6,615,57822Sony Pictures Classics
67Survival of the Dead$1,174-84%4-9$294$84,0573Magnolia / Magnet
68Departures$1,026--1--$1,026$1,542,50355Regent Releasing
69The Girl on the Train (2010)$941--2--$471$203,23521Strand Releasing
70Space Station 3D$800--3--$267$81,955,000426IMAX
71North Face (Nordwand)$754--2--$377$710,99320Music Box Films
72Tru Loved$275--1--$275$9,46787Regent Releasing