Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.2M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.2MSeptember 01, 2014 08:55 AM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $22.18 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 $280.48 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 revised three-day estimate for Guardians of the Galaxy is $17.08 million.

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 an estimated $15.7 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 6 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 $166.36 million. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $11.90 million.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated four-day take of $11.30 million. That represented a respectable 26 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.16 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $9.30 million.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with an estimated $10.32 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 revised three-day estimate for the film is $8.6 million.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated four-day take of $10.2 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 $11.89 million. That places The November Man 19 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $7.88 million.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with an estimated four-day gross of $10.55 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 2 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 $59.67 million. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $8.28 million.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated four-day take of $3.33 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,704 from 382 locations. The revised three-day estimate for the film stands at $2.66 million.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $2.2 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The revised three-day estimate for the re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster is $1.75 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Nov. 9 - Sun, Nov. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$88,364,714--3,505--$25,211$90,564,7141Sony / Columbia
2Wreck-It Ralph$33,012,796-33%3,7520$8,799$93,647,4052Disney
3Flight$14,785,097-41%2,047163$7,223$47,455,3962Paramount
4Argo$6,617,229-35%2,763-11$2,395$85,583,1875Warner Bros.
5Taken 2$4,012,829-32%2,487-152$1,614$131,300,0006Fox
6Cloud Atlas$2,658,250-51%2,02310$1,314$22,844,9563Warner Bros.
7The Man With the Iron Fists$2,592,705-67%1,8724$1,385$12,821,0302Universal
8Pitch Perfect$2,573,350-16%1,391-111$1,850$59,099,9937Universal
9Here Comes the Boom$2,522,790-28%2,044-270$1,234$39,033,8855Sony / Columbia
10Hotel Transylvania$2,400,226-46%2,566-356$935$140,954,2087Sony / Columbia
11Paranormal Activity 4$1,980,033-53%2,348-658$843$52,600,6124Paramount
12Sinister$1,524,448-44%1,554-328$981$46,578,6865Lionsgate / Summit
13Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$1,300,137-60%1,902-1031$684$16,383,4063Open Road
14Alex Cross$911,973-53%1,090-558$837$24,603,0424Lionsgate / Summit
15Fun Size$757,223-67%1,301-1715$582$8,800,3363Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$1,132,924-9%607-15$1,866$14,614,7708Lionsgate / Summit
2Looper$582,150-52%491-205$1,186$64,669,3837Sony / TriStar
3The Sessions$545,55016%12859$4,262$1,655,2224Fox Searchlight
4Chasing Mavericks$448,648-63%459-1571$977$5,253,9103Fox
5Seven Psychopaths$404,812-45%356-103$1,137$14,098,4695CBS Films
6Brave$303,009-8%239-14$1,268$236,276,53621Disney
7Frankenweenie$266,872-65%381-476$700$33,821,4726Disney
8Trouble with the Curve$252,80239%421135$600$35,289,0528Warner Bros.
9The Odd Life of Timothy Green$198,974251%225131$884$51,010,92613Disney
10ParaNorman$163,086-29%198-48$824$55,458,40313Focus
11The Dark Knight Rises$150,072-42%243-48$618$447,764,58317Warner Bros.
12End of Watch$110,418-30%125-33$883$39,028,2828Open Road
13Ice Age: Continental Drift$109,800-13%147-10$747$160,563,12518Fox
14The Expendables 2$63,350-38%134-39$473$84,956,22413Lionsgate
15The Possession$62,743-34%121-34$519$49,075,98211Lionsgate
16The Campaign$60,549-42%138-50$439$86,845,71314Warner Bros.
17Student of the Year$20,988-58%1060$198$670,0864Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lincoln$944,308--11--$85,846$944,3081Disney / DreamWorks
2A Late Quartet$178,594137%6253$2,881$288,9162Entertainment One / RKO
3The Other Son$135,885-11%531$2,564$521,9873Cohen Media Group
4The Master$103,425-43%88-50$1,175$15,688,4839Weinstein Company
5Searching For Sugar Man$103,223-31%94-11$1,098$2,560,19816Sony Pictures Classics
6To the Arctic 3D$97,05825%520$1,867$9,681,69730Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Arbitrage$84,335-31%87-29$969$7,669,2309Roadside Attractions
8The Flat$56,494-22%252$2,260$245,3834IFC Films
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$53,955-15%82-13$658$48,806,46815Fox
10Resident Evil: Retribution$53,361-37%91-40$586$42,345,5319Sony / Screen Gems
11Hubble 3D$53,14415%180$2,952$35,018,766139Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Samsara$48,667-29%48-14$1,014$2,392,82712Oscilloscope
13Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$42,063-23%240$1,753$811,4508IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
14House at the End of the Street$40,711-44%78-50$522$31,240,9958Relativity Media
15Smashed$38,94414%4221$927$247,8745Sony Pictures Classics
16A Royal Affair$38,212--7--$5,459$38,2121Magnolia Pictures
17The Details$37,062100%7359$508$63,5952RADiUS-TWC
18Born to Be Wild 3D$32,4512%300$1,082$21,256,79084Warner Bros. / IMAX
19This Must Be the Place$31,258303%119$2,842$44,6152Weinstein Company
20The Intouchables$25,002-20%346$735$12,975,24725Weinstein Company
21Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$24,795-74%38-22$653$140,3922UTV Communications
22The Paperboy$23,610-51%34-8$694$675,8136Millennium Entertainment
23The Loneliest Planet$20,495-21%132$1,577$76,8903IFC Films
24Dangerous Liaisons (2012)$18,027--6--$3,005$18,0271Well Go USA
25Brooklyn Castle$17,445-36%11-2$1,586$114,8084Producers Distribution Agency
26English Vinglish$16,414-53%880$187$1,853,0486Eros International
27Starlet$15,662--6--$2,610$15,6621Music Box Films
28The House I Live In$15,61815%110$1,420$153,7656Abramorama
29Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$14,193-59%43-27$330$3,315,1865Atlas Distribution
30Simon and the Oaks$13,468-53%174$792$141,4535The Film Arcade
31The Big Picture (2012)$11,869-46%80$1,484$114,1125MPI Media
32Beasts of the Southern Wild$10,2057%150$680$11,240,98520Fox Searchlight
33The Waiting Room$10,089--4--$2,522$140,0987International Film Circuit
34The Thieves$9,283-79%11-7$844$656,0675Well Go USA
35Robot & Frank$8,206-9%12-2$684$3,286,05213IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
36Lawless$7,466-42%20-15$373$37,379,14411Weinstein Company
37Tai Chi Zero$7,454-46%7-6$1,065$203,6344Variance / Well Go USA
38Won't Back Down$7,366-44%38-3$194$5,298,9597Fox
39Sleepwalk With Me$7,353-49%13-5$566$2,257,41112IFC Films
40Liberal Arts$7,165-23%11-6$651$309,4679IFC Films
41Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters$6,028304%10$6,028$11,9072Zeitgeist Films
42Under the Sea 3D$5,759-7%7-2$823$32,430,026196Warner Bros. / IMAX
43Citadel$5,715--1--$5,715$5,7151Cinedigm
44Wuthering Heights (2012)$5,5849%5-6$1,117$79,4406Oscilloscope
45The Queen of Versailles$5,5355%82$692$2,397,30017Magnolia Pictures
46Keep the Lights On$4,075-22%72$582$232,80310Music Box Films
47Chicken With Plums$3,972-1%14-4$284$239,99213Sony Pictures Classics
48The Well-Digger's Daughter$3,773-28%50$755$357,30817Kino Lorber
49Nothing But a Man (2012 re-issue)$3,466--1--$3,466$3,4661APD/Cinema Conservancy
50The Other Dream Team$3,241-32%50$648$133,7787The Film Arcade
51In Another Country$3,207--1--$3,207$3,2071Kino Lorber
52Chakravyuh$3,104-79%790$39$151,7783Eros International
53Nobody Walks$2,94695%51$589$23,7734Magnolia Pictures
54Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$2,638-77%2-2$1,319$74,1116Roadside Attractions
55Vamps$2,193300%10$2,193$2,9642Anchor Bay Films
56North Sea Texas$2,172-52%2-1$1,086$9,8022Strand Releasing
57Burn$1,970--1--$1,970$6,8661Area23a
5828 Hotel Rooms$1,869--1--$1,869$1,8691Oscilloscope
59Somewhere Between$1,844-78%2-4$922$128,48712Long Shot Factory
602 Days In New York$1,50511%40$376$632,82414Magnolia Pictures
61V/H/S$1,313-65%2-6$657$99,7706Magnolia / Magnet
62Celeste and Jesse Forever$1,2367%50$247$3,091,72415Sony Pictures Classics
63All Together$1,146-22%2-1$573$33,4094Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film
64The Bay$1,103-94%1-22$1,103$30,4742Roadside Attractions
65Orchestra of Exiles$1,098-84%2-3$549$17,5213First Run Features
66To Rome with Love$1,058-37%61$176$16,684,35221Sony Pictures Classics
67Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$1,054--1--$1,054$166,56527Rialto Pictures
68Once Upon a Time in Anatolia$1,009--1--$1,009$152,40845Cinema Guild
69Death by China$874-72%1-1$874$37,41213Area23a
70How To Survive A Plague$7419%42$185$122,6658IFC Films
71You've Been Trumped$729--2--$365$27,12015International Film Circuit
72Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$714-13%1-1$714$38,4856Drafthouse Films
73Planet of Snail$401--1--$401$12,70616Cinema Guild
74Nature Calls$382--2--$191$3821Magnolia / Magnet
75Whores' Glory$240--1--$240$31,31329Kino Lorber
76The Revisionaries$182-85%1-3$182$17,6496Kino Lorber
7717 Girls$168-89%10$168$15,0028Strand Releasing
785 Broken Cameras$141--1--$141$73,96124Kino Lorber
79Jack and Diane$113-62%1-1$113$1,0412Magnolia Pictures