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, Jan. 28 - Sun, Jan. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Rite$14,789,393--2,985--$4,955$14,789,3931Warner Bros. / New Line
2No Strings Attached$13,410,065-32%3,0224$4,437$39,502,3042Paramount
3The Mechanic$11,422,006--2,703--$4,226$11,422,0061CBS Films
4The Green Hornet$11,184,361-37%3,524-60$3,174$78,485,0163Sony / Columbia
5The King's Speech$11,064,78141%2,557877$4,327$72,179,68810Weinstein Company
6True Grit (2010)$7,518,2653%3,120-344$2,410$148,305,9006Paramount
7The Dilemma$5,665,730-38%2,905-38$1,950$40,824,1853Universal
8Black Swan$5,118,269-13%2,315-92$2,211$90,722,3109Fox Searchlight
9The Fighter$3,960,280-5%1,914-361$2,069$78,278,2048Paramount
10Yogi Bear$3,167,440-17%2,133-377$1,485$92,509,2817Warner Bros.
11Little Fockers$2,573,930-40%2,051-928$1,255$144,727,4706Universal
12TRON: Legacy$2,529,097-31%1,505-513$1,680$166,732,1847Disney
13Tangled$2,526,561-18%1,589-271$1,590$189,576,78510Disney
14Country Strong$1,274,454-39%1,287-154$990$18,806,2816Sony / Screen Gems
15Season of the Witch$778,183-66%1,110-1197$701$23,710,6644Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$2,136,8011702%916847$2,333$13,510,92113Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$1,186,12435%415173$2,858$6,063,2245Weinstein Company
3From Prada to Nada$1,115,638--256--$4,358$1,115,6381Lionsgate / Pantelion
4The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$884,917-35%732-403$1,209$101,814,7538Fox
5Gulliver's Travels (2010)$726,653-37%653-447$1,113$40,973,7676Fox
6The Company Men$665,4023%211105$3,154$1,547,5102Weinstein Company
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$600,929-33%465-260$1,292$292,223,49211Warner Bros.
8Barney's Version$523,9069%11942$4,403$2,287,5083Sony Pictures Classics
9The Way Back$523,600-57%595-83$880$2,174,8882Newmarket Films
10Megamind$493,135-14%300-20$1,644$146,961,44413Paramount / DreamWorks
11The Social Network$444,5330%367-18$1,211$96,020,43718Sony / Columbia
12The Tourist$361,472-59%428-447$845$66,559,1418Sony / Columbia
13Unstoppable (2010)$205,256-10%250-28$821$81,013,63912Fox
14Rabbit Hole$172,086-3%12423$1,388$1,534,0947Lionsgate
15Burlesque$149,164-31%238-58$627$39,290,14310Sony / Screen Gems
16Inside Job$115,832378%250227$463$3,674,18317Sony Pictures Classics
17The Heart Specialist$86,639-66%119-174$728$1,062,2483Freestyle
18Red (2010)$78,513-25%119-34$660$90,356,85716Summit
19Love and Other Drugs$67,699-32%117-29$579$32,270,29510Fox
20Faster (2010)$67,3489%1148$591$23,171,65010CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Biutiful$457,2063938%5955$7,749$619,5165Roadside Attractions
2Another Year$309,09748%9146$3,397$1,102,2365Sony Pictures Classics
3The Illusionist (2010)$133,98866%2510$5,360$537,5906Sony Pictures Classics
4Hubble 3D$130,458-1%49-4$2,662$21,228,01846Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Somewhere (2010)$111,454-45%60-23$1,858$1,499,0826Focus
6Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$102,153-72%75-3$1,362$521,5822UTV Communications
7Yamla Pagla Deewana$64,174-68%840$764$961,2573Eros International
8Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$61,057--20--$3,053$61,0571Variance Films
9Casino Jack$58,363-18%491$1,191$832,8057IDP/ATO Pictures
10Secretariat$57,563-18%90-17$640$59,643,42917Disney
11I Love You Phillip Morris$44,619-42%49-26$911$1,882,1709Roadside Attractions
12Winter's Bone$30,190652%2721$1,118$6,308,48534Roadside Attractions
13Made in Dagenham$26,661-64%42-44$635$943,42611Sony Pictures Classics
14All Good Things$20,304-36%23-5$883$503,6339Magnolia Pictures
15What If...$17,881132%50$3,576$795,14624Five & Two Pictures
16Get Low$15,652503%5956$265$9,132,88427Sony Pictures Classics
17Fair Game (2010)$15,066-57%40-32$377$9,410,99113Summit
18Kaboom$13,714--1--$13,714$13,7141IFC Films
19Space Station 3D$13,638-32%20$6,819$82,653,362459IMAX
20The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$12,185-25%22-1$554$5,169,44414Music Box
21The Housemaid (Hanyo)$12,067-28%31$4,022$36,0392IFC Films
22Tiny Furniture$10,58335%13-3$814$362,09212IFC
23The Woodmans$8,99853%32$2,999$23,2932Lorber Films
24Galapagos$8,61138%20$4,306$17,820,766588IMAX
25Bhutto$8,378368%43$2,095$72,1189First Run Features
26Four Lions$6,777-8%8-1$847$294,12513Drafthouse Films
27Animal Kingdom$6,154630%119$559$1,030,28825Sony Pictures Classics
28Summer Wars$6,019-4%3-3$2,006$72,3016GKIDS
29When We Leave (Die Fremde)$6,018--2--$3,009$6,0181Olive Films
30The Tempest$5,5264%91$614$267,4848Disney
31Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$5,107-38%4-1$1,277$381,90516Zeitgeist Films
32White Material$4,603-9%6-5$767$302,81911IFC
33Howl$4,512330%31$1,504$613,98619Oscilloscope
34The Salvation Poem$4,49520%20$2,248$519,90216CanZion Films
35Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$4,486-24%10$4,486$70,7374First Run Features
36No One Killed Jessica$4,478-84%8-20$560$439,8014UTV Communications
37My Dog Tulip$4,423-38%4-1$1,106$194,66122New Yorker Films
38The Warrior's Way$4,346-45%28-1$155$5,664,2519Relativity Media
39Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,9152%20$1,958$23,510,561174National Geographic
40Waste Land$3,55648%3-1$1,185$123,72714Arthouse Films
41The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$3,42443%41$856$708,12626National Geographic
42Marwencol$3,150-19%60$525$88,17017Cinema Guild
43Night Catches Us$2,201380%41$550$67,1899Magnolia
44A Somewhat Gentle Man$1,987--1--$1,987$6,3803Strand Releasing
45Nenette$1,754-2%31$585$10,9336Kino International
46Tamara Drewe$1,644-59%6-8$274$554,91817Sony Pictures Classics
47Kings of Pastry$1,56225%21$781$302,06520First Run
48Every Day$1,311-27%42$328$18,1103Image Entertainment
49Enemies of the People$1,270-70%40$318$59,06627International Film Circuit
50Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields$1,126--2--$563$62,37914Variance Films
51Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$1,098179%21$549$92,67932Kino International
52Ong Bak 3$928-73%41$232$14,4983Magnolia
53Zenith$64829%41$162$7,09818Cinema Purgatorio
54Plastic Planet$648--2--$324$2,0703First Run Features
55You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$580-48%30$193$3,246,42619Sony Pictures Classics
56Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$515-92%2-1$258$274,24722Music Box
57William S. Burroughs: A Man Within$493-91%2-2$247$45,01611Oscilloscope
58Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould$240-89%2-2$120$166,77021Lorber
59Mesrine: Killer Instinct$99-93%1-3$99$548,96223Music Box