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, Aug. 3 - Sun, Aug. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$35,737,330-42%4,242-162$8,425$353,935,0943Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$25,577,758--3,601--$7,103$25,577,7581Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$14,623,599--3,391--$4,312$14,623,5991Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$8,609,040-36%3,542-327$2,431$132,071,8994Fox
5The Watch$6,527,915-49%3,1680$2,061$25,541,1182Fox
6Step Up Revolution$5,927,462-49%2,60639$2,275$23,724,6112Lionsgate / Summit
7Ted (2012)$5,644,680-23%2,767-362$2,040$203,579,9156Universal
8The Amazing Spider-Man$4,400,315-34%2,425-735$1,815$250,740,6485Sony / Columbia
9Brave$2,986,214-31%2,110-441$1,415$223,420,2547Disney
10Magic Mike$1,414,372-46%1,202-873$1,177$110,928,6776Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,240,083-14%687-166$1,805$40,779,12711Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$1,154,76825%318110$3,631$5,883,5606Fox Searchlight
3Savages$978,635-47%704-710$1,390$46,078,6455Universal
4To Rome with Love$824,223-18%382-110$2,158$14,304,6407Sony Pictures Classics
5Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$731,828-44%737-374$993$64,142,2536Lionsgate
6Men in Black 3$654,529256%326139$2,008$176,626,90711Sony / Columbia
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$587,512-35%504-304$1,166$210,852,3429Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Intouchables$566,1309%1940$2,918$8,648,79111Weinstein Company
9The Hunger Games$429,366-17%291-19$1,475$406,697,22420Lionsgate
10Marvel's The Avengers$417,065-19%300-73$1,390$616,768,48714Disney
11Snow White and the Huntsman$316,710-20%309-46$1,025$153,829,95510Universal
12The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$310,484-7%230-46$1,350$45,014,05514Fox Searchlight
13Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$202,023-63%277-329$729$24,789,0975Paramount
14Prometheus$167,824-18%198-31$848$125,826,9429Fox
15Safety Not Guaranteed$160,998-5%121-28$1,331$3,464,5519FilmDistrict
16People Like Us$127,76813%19732$649$12,242,6076Disney / DreamWorks
17Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$126,848-20%165-32$769$37,014,0757Fox
18Dark Shadows$108,838-62%132-90$825$79,628,02413Warner Bros.
19Rock of Ages$68,229-58%145-157$471$38,452,3338Warner Bros. / New Line
20The Pirates! Band of Misfits$66,732-18%112-39$596$31,051,12615Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ruby Sparks$395,913181%6451$6,186$638,6832Fox Searchlight
2The Queen of Versailles$270,37798%6744$4,035$557,2663Magnolia Pictures
3To the Arctic 3D$205,6668%520$3,955$6,855,60116Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Farewell, My Queen$187,22241%5623$3,343$624,1764Cohen Media Group
5Bernie$130,709-3%97-2$1,348$8,799,90615Millennium Entertainment
6Celeste and Jesse Forever$107,785--4--$26,946$107,7851Sony Pictures Classics
7Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry$72,91777%2621$2,805$138,3872IFC Films
8Born to Be Wild 3D$63,45912%330$1,923$20,339,95170Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Take This Waltz$55,007-35%51-13$1,079$1,083,8836Magnolia Pictures
10Hubble 3D$42,250-19%132$3,250$33,947,790125Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Searching For Sugar Man$38,74341%74$5,535$82,0932Sony Pictures Classics
12Your Sister's Sister$37,592-25%52-10$723$1,504,4698IFC Films
13The Imposter$35,671194%86$4,459$104,6594Indomina Releasing
142016: Obama's America$34,133-13%104$3,413$192,7564Rocky Mountain Pictures
15The Well-Digger's Daughter$32,8935%132$2,530$100,4793Kino Lorber
16Under the Sea 3D$29,88617%92$3,321$32,060,430182Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Girlfriend Boyfriend - GF BF$29,016--16--$1,814$29,0161China Lion Film
18The Three Stooges$27,495-38%32-7$859$44,297,66317Fox
19Soldiers of Fortune$24,978--50--$500$24,9781Roadside Attractions
20Trishna$24,056-55%23-15$1,046$209,5304IFC Films
21Easy Money (2012)$21,550-2%61$3,592$114,2344Weinstein Company
22Cocktail (2012)$21,288-64%960$222$1,218,6954Eros International
23Runaway Slave$17,47627%62$2,913$47,8135Rocky Mountain Pictures
24For Greater Glory$15,635-57%34-55$460$5,654,16510ARC Entertainment
25Monsieur Lazhar$14,71494%103$1,471$1,967,82541Music Box Films
26Red Lights (2012)$14,613965%1817$812$35,5934Millennium Entertainment
27Neil Young Journeys$13,537-26%14-2$967$136,0716Sony Pictures Classics
28360$12,186--2--$6,093$12,1861Magnolia Pictures
29Klown$11,769-40%1613$736$40,3782Drafthouse Films
30Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$11,246-14%100$1,125$5,885,3021173D Entertainment
31A Cat In Paris$10,95919%142$783$274,08810GKIDS
32Kumare$10,722284%97$1,191$78,2357Kino Lorber
33Headhunters$9,269-12%10-1$927$1,187,26415Magnolia Pictures
34Shut Up and Play the Hits$8,092-65%6-9$1,349$493,3543Oscilloscope
35Elena (2012)$7,82971%50$1,566$196,54112Zeitgeist Films
36Dark Horse$7,703-52%9-1$856$141,6379Vitagraph
37The Magic of Belle Isle$7,498-26%7-3$1,071$78,3935Magnolia Pictures
38Chimpanzee$7,233-48%27-13$268$28,965,45916Disneynature
39Mirror Mirror$6,734-55%39-17$173$64,890,59519Relativity Media
40Hysteria$6,482-25%15-4$432$1,737,72212Sony Pictures Classics
41Darling Companion$5,701139%70$814$787,72016Sony Pictures Classics
42The Babymakers$5,215--10--$522$5,2151Millennium Entertainment
43Mosquita Y Mari$5,070--1--$5,070$5,0701The Film Collaborative
44Where Do We Go Now?$4,932-48%124$411$518,22213Sony Pictures Classics
45I Wish$4,527-33%62$755$141,65413Magnolia Pictures
46You've Been Trumped$4,497--1--$4,497$4,4971International Film Circuit
47Sacrifice$4,293-72%3-8$1,431$27,8992IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
48Jiro Dreams of Sushi$4,25847%62$710$2,541,85822Magnolia Pictures
49Nobody Else But You$3,733973%21$1,867$28,85013First Run Features
50The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$3,138-38%20$1,569$1,123,56120Music Box Films
51Dreams of A Life$3,085--1--$3,085$3,0851Strand Releasing
52Marley$2,929-4%41$732$1,408,10216Magnolia Pictures
53Planet of Snail$2,1276%10$2,127$6,5852Cinema Guild
54Oslo, August 31st$1,98418%2-1$992$71,43711Strand Releasing
55Bonsai$1,905291%32$635$20,04013Strand Releasing
56Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film$1,350--1--$1,350$1,3501Kino Lorber
57The Invisible War$1,154477%32$385$50,8537Cinedigm
58Union Square (2012)$1,000-70%2-1$500$34,7034Dada Films
59Turn Me On, Dammit!$90017%20$450$119,82219New Yorker Films
605 Broken Cameras$89223%21$446$63,10010Kino Lorber
61Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$890-35%2-1$445$67,4758Music Box Films
62Gerhard Richter Painting$863--1--$863$238,35421Kino Lorber
63Lost Bohemia$751--2--$376$20,51864Impact Partners
64Whores' Glory$603--1--$603$30,61515Kino Lorber
65Crazy Wisdom$579-75%1-1$579$86,20237Alive Mind Cinema
66OC87$53012%10$530$38,21311Fisher Klingenstein Films
67Sushi: The Global Catch$516--1--$516$5161Alive Mind Cinema
68The Color Wheel$310-4%10$310$17,00212Cinema Conservancy
69Pink Ribbons, Inc.$299-86%1-2$299$24,78410First Run Features
70Damsels in Distress$268-98%2-15$134$1,006,11318Sony Pictures Classics
71How To Grow A Band$120--1--$120$13,70317International Film Circuit
72FOLLOW ME: The Yoni Netanyahu Story$45-97%1-1$45$112,67914International Film Circuit