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, Nov. 16 - Sun, Nov. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$141,067,634--4,070--$34,660$141,067,6341Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$41,104,513-53%3,5050$11,727$160,941,6212Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$21,049,4062129%1,7751764$11,859$22,468,2422Disney / DreamWorks
4Wreck-It Ralph$18,582,937-44%3,622-130$5,131$121,750,2273Disney
5Flight$8,802,881-40%2,612565$3,370$61,523,6913Paramount
6Argo$4,046,366-39%2,210-553$1,831$91,998,8466Warner Bros.
7Taken 2$2,126,620-47%2,063-424$1,031$134,651,0097Fox
8Pitch Perfect$1,267,855-51%1,122-269$1,130$61,084,2138Universal
9Here Comes the Boom$1,172,656-54%1,350-694$869$40,991,6716Sony / Columbia
10Hotel Transylvania$942,921-61%1,248-1318$756$142,734,5198Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jab Tak Hai Jaan$1,283,585--160--$8,022$1,941,8051Yash Raj Films
2Cloud Atlas$929,229-65%920-1103$1,010$24,923,1324Warner Bros.
3The Sessions$910,50467%516388$1,765$2,813,9385Fox Searchlight
4The Man With the Iron Fists$718,905-72%910-962$790$14,681,8803Universal
5The Perks of Being A Wallflower$585,179-48%511-96$1,145$15,572,2839Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$456,027-70%789-765$578$47,451,2776Lionsgate / Summit
7Paranormal Activity 4$383,755-81%850-1498$451$53,504,5985Paramount
8Son of Sardaar$341,552--109--$3,134$463,1671Eros International
9Alex Cross$280,182-69%535-555$524$25,194,8405Lionsgate / Summit
10Brave$223,608-26%220-19$1,016$236,619,92222Disney
11Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$213,936-84%456-1446$469$17,127,7764Open Road
12Looper$206,383-65%214-277$964$65,117,0448Sony / TriStar
13Chasing Mavericks$179,544-60%198-261$907$5,619,0384Fox
14A Late Quartet$158,226-11%10038$1,582$530,8183Entertainment One / RKO
15Seven Psychopaths$157,527-61%171-185$921$14,457,6316CBS Films
16The Odd Life of Timothy Green$152,328-23%209-16$729$51,245,87614Disney
17Fun Size$136,778-82%388-913$353$9,153,5984Paramount
18Trouble with the Curve$127,172-50%272-149$468$35,529,4189Warner Bros.
19ParaNorman$116,291-29%180-18$646$55,633,87214Focus
20Frankenweenie$116,091-56%177-204$656$34,055,3487Disney
21House at the End of the Street$102,276151%17597$584$31,354,6709Relativity Media
22The Dark Knight Rises$93,291-38%160-83$583$447,911,14818Warner Bros.
23Ice Age: Continental Drift$87,149-21%132-15$660$160,692,10919Fox
24The Campaign$29,381-51%101-37$291$86,897,18215Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$443,003--16--$27,688$443,0031Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$320,690--16--$20,043$320,6901Focus
3The Other Son$91,888-32%48-5$1,914$678,2794Cohen Media Group
4Chasing Ice$80,649--10--$8,065$106,0482Submarine Deluxe
5A Royal Affair$78,284105%3225$2,446$138,1252Magnolia Pictures
6To the Arctic 3D$74,986-23%520$1,442$9,815,03631Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Searching For Sugar Man$68,832-33%54-40$1,275$2,670,91717Sony Pictures Classics
8Arbitrage$53,924-36%80-7$674$7,761,71210Roadside Attractions
9End of Watch$52,532-52%75-50$700$39,126,4909Open Road
10The Master$50,056-52%52-36$963$15,788,70110Weinstein Company
11Holy Motors$48,250--23--$2,098$192,8035Indomina Releasing
12Hubble 3D$47,886-10%17-1$2,817$35,115,654140Warner Bros. / IMAX
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$41,014-24%72-10$570$48,869,51716Fox
14Born to Be Wild 3D$36,43612%300$1,215$21,317,46485Warner Bros. / IMAX
15The Flat$35,434-37%261$1,363$306,4985IFC Films
16The Expendables 2$35,365-44%95-39$372$85,017,40114Lionsgate
17Samsara$31,110-36%31-17$1,004$2,456,55713Oscilloscope
18This Must Be the Place$27,570-12%154$1,838$87,2243Weinstein Company
19The Possession$27,231-57%81-40$336$49,122,31912Lionsgate
20Smashed$25,256-35%39-3$648$296,3426Sony Pictures Classics
21Masquerade (2012)$21,275--7--$3,039$844,8889CJ Entertainment
22Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$20,959-50%15-9$1,397$859,7809IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
23Brooklyn Castle$17,4220%9-2$1,936$138,4645Producers Distribution Agency
24The Intouchables$13,267-47%24-10$553$13,003,61326Weinstein Company
25Dangerous Liaisons (2012)$12,978-28%60$2,163$39,5882Well Go USA
26Starlet$9,986-36%93$1,110$33,6402Music Box Films
27Somewhere Between$9,388409%42$2,347$142,62813Long Shot Factory
28The Loneliest Planet$7,387-64%7-6$1,055$93,9844IFC Films
29Won't Back Down$6,148-17%24-14$256$5,308,5538Fox
30The Big Picture (2012)$5,833-51%5-3$1,167$125,4006MPI Media
31Lawless$5,486-27%19-1$289$37,389,03412Weinstein Company
32English Vinglish$5,272-68%880$60$1,863,5927Eros International
33Under the Sea 3D$5,164-10%70$738$32,441,296197Warner Bros. / IMAX
34Wuthering Heights (2012)$4,533-19%94$504$84,4397Oscilloscope
35Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$4,102-71%15-28$273$3,325,9546Atlas Distribution
36Robot & Frank$3,920-52%6-6$653$3,294,83014IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
37The Man in the White Suit (2012 re-issue)$3,874--1--$3,874$3,8741Rialto Pictures
38The Paperboy$3,856-84%10-24$386$692,3377Millennium Entertainment
39Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters$3,837-36%32$1,279$19,8413Zeitgeist Films
40Liberal Arts$3,802-47%10-1$380$317,19010IFC Films
41Port of Shadows (2012 re-issue)$3,641--1--$3,641$17,03710Rialto Pictures
42Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$3,641245%10$3,641$170,20628Rialto Pictures
43Just 45 Minutes from Broadway$3,626--2--$1,813$68,3457Rainbow Releasing
4428 Hotel Rooms$3,08065%32$1,027$5,4712Oscilloscope
45Chicken With Plums$3,014-24%11-3$274$243,23314Sony Pictures Classics
46Hitler's Children$2,939--1--$2,939$2,9391Film Movement
47The Queen of Versailles$2,878-48%5-3$576$2,401,65218Magnolia Pictures
48The Law in These Parts$2,814--1--$2,814$4,3771Cinema Guild
49Price Check$2,783--1--$2,783$2,7831IFC Films
50Sleepwalk With Me$2,778-62%11-2$253$2,263,43613IFC Films
51Orchestra of Exiles$2,723148%31$908$20,6554First Run Features
52Tai Chi Zero$2,628-65%3-4$876$210,2885Variance / Well Go USA
53The House I Live In$2,621-83%3-8$874$163,3927Abramorama
54The Waiting Room$2,288-77%1-3$2,288$147,1528International Film Circuit
55Simon and the Oaks$2,146-84%5-12$429$150,1096The Film Arcade
56Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$1,793151%32$598$40,6677Drafthouse Films
57The Thieves$1,765-81%2-9$883$662,5446Well Go USA
58Citadel$1,738-70%43$435$8,3362Cinedigm
59In Another Country$1,673-48%10$1,673$6,7172Kino Lorber
60Red Hook Summer$1,390--2--$695$338,80315Variance Films
61The Well-Digger's Daughter$1,318-65%3-2$439$365,17818Kino Lorber
62Photographic Memory$1,245--2--$623$7,7116First Run Features
63You've Been Trumped$1,23469%1-1$1,234$28,45016International Film Circuit
64We Won't Grow Old Together$1,016--1--$1,016$12,28724The Film Desk
65North Sea Texas$818-62%1-1$818$11,6503Strand Releasing
66Keep the Lights On$778-81%3-4$259$236,77911Music Box Films
67Celeste and Jesse Forever$727-41%3-2$242$3,093,09316Sony Pictures Classics
68Nobody Walks$552-81%2-3$276$24,9955Magnolia Pictures
69Head Games$469--1--$469$14,0569Variance Films
70Bestiaire$350--2--$175$1,4285Kimstim Films
71All Together$272-76%1-1$272$35,1255Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film
72Girl Model$267--1--$267$21,09211First Run Features
73The Revisionaries$1904%10$190$17,9437Kino Lorber
74Sushi: The Global Catch$140--1--$140$4,58316Alive Mind Cinema
75Breathing$70--1--$70$3,82012Kino Lorber
76Bringing Up Bobby$38--1--$38$4,9758Monterey Media