'Guardians' Adds $3.85M in First Place on Friday; 'As Above' Bows to $3.2M in Second Place; 'November Man' Takes $2.2M in FifthAugust 30, 2014 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports that Guardians of the Galaxy officially became the year's top domestic grosser on Friday with another $3.85 million added to its haul, off just 20 percent from last Friday, as it again claimed first place. That gives the film $262.1 million overall so far, surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier's final tally of $259.8 million. Through the same point in release (29 days), Guardians is now 13 percent ahead of the pace of Winter Soldier and just 1.6 percent behind that of 2008's original Iron Man. BoxOffice projects a $16.3 million 3-day weekend and a $21.8 million 4-day holiday frame.

Universal opened As Above So Below to a healthy $3.2 million yesterday after Thursday night's $470,000 preview grosses. The horror/thriller pic bowed 48 percent lower than 2012's The Possession (which also opened Labor Day weekend) and 36 percent under Oculus, however, As Above's modest $5 million production budget gives it a pass on that front. BoxOffice projects a $9.3 million 3-day and $11.2 million 4-day.

Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed $2.66 million yesterday, down 41 percent from the same day last week. The reboot has amassed $153.3 million through 22 days of release, 21 percent more than G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra through the same point. BoxOffice projects an $11.3 million 3-day weekend and $14.7 million 4-day.

Warner Bros. reports that If I Stay added $2.6 million yesterday, off 62 percent from opening day last week. The young adult drama has earned $23.2 million thus far, 42 percent more than The Host at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $9.4 million 3-day frame and $11.9 million 4-day.

Rounding out Friday's top five, Relativity Media's The November Man posted $2.2 million in its third day of release for a $3.89 million total so far. The film is pacing 14 percent behind 2011's The Debt, which also opened on Wednesday before Labor Day. BoxOffice projects The November Man will take in $8 million for the 3-day and $10.2 million for the 4-day.

On the limited release front, Sony's 30th anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters took in $490,000 from 784 locations on Friday. That's a per-theater average of $625. The performance is noticeably lower than that of 2012's Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX re-release ($1,648 opening day PTA) and 2012's Top Gun 3D ($1,757), although it should be noted that Ghostbusters doesn't have the advantage of premium priced tickets that those flicks carried. BoxOffice projects a $1.3 million 3-day and $1.7 million 4-day weekend.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday morning for official 3- and 4-day weekend estimates from the studios.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

Wide (1000+)

1Ice Age: Continental Drift$46,629,259--3,881--$12,015$46,629,2591Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$34,628,104-44%4,3180$8,019$200,500,3512Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$22,410,855-30%3,30347$6,785$159,257,2503Universal
6Magic Mike$9,021,123-42%3,090-30$2,919$91,841,1983Warner Bros.
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$5,584,027-45%2,004-157$2,786$55,611,7213Lionsgate
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$3,800,607-47%2,7322$1,391$18,653,5442Paramount
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$3,669,675-51%2,285-576$1,606$203,901,3976Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

1Moonrise Kingdom$3,704,507-18%92440$4,009$32,483,0028Focus
2To Rome with Love$2,469,235-20%744-62$3,319$8,587,8624Sony Pictures Classics
3Marvel's The Avengers$1,398,754-35%747-378$1,872$613,660,48611Disney
4Snow White and the Huntsman$1,022,270-42%677-475$1,510$151,630,8007Universal
6Men in Black 3$875,835-48%497-382$1,762$174,787,8988Sony / Columbia
7People Like Us$793,313-64%961-1094$826$11,194,5363Disney / DreamWorks
8Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$767,753-61%655-1002$1,172$35,915,8424Fox
9The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$651,051-12%342-17$1,904$43,040,82711Fox Searchlight
10Safety Not Guaranteed$339,23434%18273$1,864$2,621,8246FilmDistrict
11That's My Boy$309,444-50%172-228$1,799$36,723,4995Sony / Columbia
12The Hunger Games$279,755-11%212-16$1,320$404,864,65117Lionsgate
13Rock of Ages$271,991-57%255-446$1,067$37,559,9865Warner Bros. / New Line
15Dark Shadows$226,926-26%239-64$949$77,268,18810Warner Bros.
16Bernie$215,932-14%103-10$2,096$8,106,28012Millennium Entertainment
17What to Expect When You're Expecting$176,230-15%221-15$797$40,729,8809Lionsgate
18The Pirates! Band of Misfits$174,655-29%232-25$753$30,466,67212Sony / Columbia
19Your Sister's Sister$153,8211%1016$1,523$1,215,7375IFC Films
20Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$143,6358%168-7$855$213,745,89520Universal
21The Dictator$103,450-28%161-25$643$59,504,4279Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1Beasts of the Southern Wild$790,535111%8162$9,760$1,692,6753Fox Searchlight
2Cocktail (2012)$647,956--96--$6,750$647,9561Eros International
3The Intouchables$356,33331%8323$4,293$3,581,4888Weinstein Company
4Bol Bachchan$228,752-57%980$2,334$1,004,1742Fox International Pictures
5To the Arctic 3D$207,585-15%520$3,992$5,522,81413Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Take This Waltz$147,306-3%482$3,069$629,0253Magnolia Pictures
7The Three Stooges$105,596106%72-4$1,467$44,053,04214Fox
8The Obama Effect$83,896--25--$3,356$83,8961ARC Entertainment
9Farewell, My Queen$72,100--4--$18,025$72,1001Cohen Media Group
10Hubble 3D$63,4341%141$4,531$33,608,970122Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Born to Be Wild 3D$59,402-3%330$1,800$19,958,30267Warner Bros. / IMAX
12For Greater Glory$54,84416%423$1,306$5,494,6147ARC Entertainment
13Mirror Mirror$50,829-20%91-28$559$64,757,06416Relativity Media
142016: Obama's America$31,610--1--$31,610$31,6101Rocky Mountain Pictures
15Trishna$29,140--3--$9,713$29,1401IFC Films
16Under the Sea 3D$27,77924%104$2,778$31,872,457179Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$25,44932%100$2,545$5,800,3301143D Entertainment
18Easy Money (2012)$24,684--2--$12,342$27,7831Weinstein Company
19The Imposter$22,379--1--$22,379$22,3791Indomina Releasing
20The Lucky One (2012)$20,853-53%41-31$509$60,443,23713Warner Bros.
21Ballplayer: Pelotero$20,628--10--$2,063$20,6281Strand Releasing
22Headhunters$17,740-28%20-5$887$1,123,94412Magnolia Pictures
23A Cat In Paris$17,21819%186$957$208,7507GKIDS
24Neil Young Journeys$16,57151%94$1,841$56,5153Sony Pictures Classics
25Monsieur Lazhar$16,1142%10-3$1,611$1,919,84938Music Box Films
26Chernobyl Diaries$14,897-20%23-15$648$18,112,9298Warner Bros.
27Union Square (2012)$14,406--4--$3,602$14,4061Dada Films
28Where Do We Go Now?$13,5791%135$1,045$475,18210Sony Pictures Classics
29Hysteria$13,105-41%28-7$468$1,667,7779Sony Pictures Classics
30Elena (2012)$12,707200%63$2,118$156,2079Zeitgeist Films
31Red Lights (2012)$10,340--2--$5,170$10,3401Millennium Entertainment
32Jiro Dreams of Sushi$10,166-3%8-3$1,271$2,518,24519Magnolia Pictures
33The Magic of Belle Isle$9,244-11%85$1,156$24,9242Magnolia Pictures
34Unforgivable$6,312-61%4-2$1,578$77,4783Strand Releasing
35Dark Horse$6,22631%63$1,038$85,7626Vitagraph
36Damsels in Distress$5,805-38%9-6$645$947,18515Sony Pictures Classics
375 Broken Cameras$5,7004900%10$5,700$55,6097Kino Lorber
38Elles$5,232102%51$1,046$151,24812Kino Lorber
39Kumare$5,1442%21$2,572$53,7304Kino Lorber
40Runaway Slave$4,901--1--$4,901$9,3812Rocky Mountain Pictures
41Crooked Arrows$4,866-12%9-2$541$1,830,4759Branded/Peck Films
42Natural Selection$4,655697%32$1,552$52,80818Cinema Guild
43I Wish$4,196-10%3-1$1,399$120,39910Magnolia Pictures
44Marley$3,556-55%6-2$593$1,388,80913Magnolia Pictures
45Crazy Wisdom$2,946--1--$2,946$71,29434Alive Mind Cinema
46The Woman in the Fifth$2,681-32%4-2$670$112,4985IDP/ATO Pictures
47Alps$2,628--2--$1,314$2,6281Kino Lorber
48Gerhard Richter Painting$2,184225%1-1$2,184$233,93718Kino Lorber
49The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$1,95228%31$651$1,105,04117Music Box Films
50Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$1,744--1--$1,744$136,82910Rialto Pictures
51Nobody Else But You$1,727-47%30$576$23,84710First Run Features
52Teri Meri Kahani$1,668-92%940$18$781,1964Eros International
53The Invisible War$1,661-26%1-3$1,661$42,9624Cinedigm
54Beyond the Black Rainbow$1,658-35%4-1$415$52,6149Magnolia / Magnet
55The Salt of Life$1,650--1--$1,650$313,70820Zeitgeist Films
56Turn Me On, Dammit!$1,552-42%1-2$1,552$108,51416New Yorker Films
57Bel Ami$1,421-72%2-3$711$114,3716Magnolia Pictures
58China Heavyweight$1,168-69%10$1,168$6,2672Zeitgeist Films
59Crazy Eyes$1,157-64%20$579$5,4622Strand Releasing
60The Fairy$706--1--$706$36,65721Kino Lorber
61Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog$668-38%2-1$334$14,0759Music Box Films
62The Color Wheel$654126%10$654$14,6329Cinema Conservancy
63Bonsai$571--1--$571$16,78710Strand Releasing
64Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$521-80%30$174$60,3095Music Box Films
65How To Grow A Band$502--1--$502$12,45114International Film Circuit
66FOLLOW ME: The Yoni Netanyahu Story$484-85%2-1$242$109,53111International Film Circuit
67Darling Companion$401-81%40$100$774,19013Sony Pictures Classics
68The Turin Horse$377-74%20$189$54,06723Cinema Guild
69Paul Williams Still Alive$370-54%10$370$33,1206Abramorama
70Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (2011 re-issue)$254--1--$254$20,84352The Film Desk
71Pink Ribbons, Inc.$194-85%20$97$18,7627First Run Features