Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Leads with $16.3M and is now 2014’s #1 Film; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fourth with $8.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $7.7MAugust 31, 2014 08:50 AM

by Daniel Garris

Four-Day Estimates:

Guardians of the Galaxy -- $21.19M
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- $15.5M
If I Stay -- $11.6M*
Let's Be Cops -- $10.4M*
As Above/So Below -- $10.0M
The November Man -- $9.8M
When the Game Stands Tall -- $7.3M
The Giver -- $6.9M*
The Hundred-Foot Journey -- $6.06M
The Expendables 3 -- $4.4M*
Lucy -- $3.3M
Cantinflas -- $3.28M
Into the Storm -- $3.2M*
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For -- $2.7M*
Ghostbusters -- $2.0M

* Indicates an unofficial estimate from BoxOffice.

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $16.31 million over the three-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 $274.61 million through 31 days of release and will continue to distance itself from the $259.77 million take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the three-day frame, Guardians of the Galaxy was down a very slim 5 percent from last weekend. Disney is currently estimating a four-day take of $21.19 million for the film.

While it didn't hold up all that well this weekend by Labor Day weekend standards, Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still held steady in second place over the three-day frame with an estimated $11.75 million. Over the three-day frame, the successful franchise re-launch was down 30 percent from last weekend. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a very big way with a 24-day take of $162.41 million. Paramount is currently estimating a four-day take of $15.5 million for the film.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated three-day take of $9.26 million. That represented a respectable 41 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $29.82 million in ten days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 14 percent ahead of the $26.11 million ten-day take of last year's Carrie (which fell 63 percent in its second weekend to gross $5.99 million). BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $11.6 million for If I Stay.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fourth place over the three-day frame with an estimated $8.34 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 an $8.70 million 3-day Labor Day weekend take. As Above/So Below opened with $3.2 million on Friday, fell 12.5 percent on Saturday to take in $2.8 million and is estimated to decline 16 percent on Sunday to gross $2.34 million. That places the film's estimated 3-day weekend to Friday ratio at 2.61 to 1. The film received a lackluster C- rating on CinemaScore and will likely be front-loaded going forward due in part to its genre. Universal is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.0 million for the film.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated three-day take of $7.66 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 five-day total for The November Man stands at $9.35 million, which gives the film a five-day to three-day ratio of just 1.22 to 1. The November Man is currently running 21 percent behind the $11.81 million five-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. Relativity is currently estimating a four-day take of $9.8 million for the film.

Let's Be Cops placed in fifth with an estimated three-day gross of $8.2 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 24 percent. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $50 million mark this weekend and is now quickly approaching the $60 million mark with a 19-day take of $57.32 million. BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.4 million for Let's Be Cops.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated three-day take of $2.63 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $6,872 from 382 locations. Lionsgate is currently estimating a four-day gross of $3.28 million for the film.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $1.65 million over the three-day frame from 784 locations. Sony is currently estimating a four-day take of $2.00 million for the re-issue.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 19 - Sun, Apr. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oblivion (2013)$37,054,485--3,783--$9,795$37,054,4851Universal
242 (2013)$17,721,410-36%3,250247$5,453$53,753,5112Warner Bros.
3The Croods$9,235,295-30%3,435-254$2,689$154,633,0375Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Scary Movie 5$6,150,584-57%3,4020$1,808$22,798,1762Weinstein / Dimension
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$5,763,891-47%3,175-360$1,815$111,200,1574Paramount
6The Place Beyond the Pines$4,917,54527%1,5421028$3,189$11,642,6454Focus
7Olympus Has Fallen$4,475,543-38%2,638-297$1,697$88,776,7955FilmDistrict
8Evil Dead$4,112,001-57%2,823-202$1,457$48,456,9513Sony / TriStar
9Jurassic Park 3D$4,054,285-54%2,330-448$1,740$38,525,3753Universal
10Oz: The Great and Powerful$3,004,644-38%2,045-459$1,469$223,726,7527Disney
11Tyler Perry's Temptation$2,220,291-51%1,405-400$1,580$48,884,4564Lionsgate
12The Host (2013)$1,000,125-58%1,356-816$738$25,178,8784Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Run$1,582,466--381--$4,153$1,582,4661IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
2Filly Brown$1,478,323--188--$7,863$1,478,3231Lionsgate / Pantelion
3The Call$878,294-55%977-653$899$50,100,4436Sony / TriStar
4The Lords of Salem$642,942--355--$1,811$642,9421Anchor Bay Films
5Silver Linings Playbook$547,66034%867416$632$131,030,87523Weinstein Company
6Identity Thief$484,785-10%480-84$1,010$132,675,99511Universal
7Trance$403,782-55%4435$911$1,826,3963Fox Searchlight
8Admission$341,753-61%485-424$705$17,452,4975Focus
9Side Effects (2013)$300,815467%645592$466$31,803,64511Open Road
10The Sapphires$254,9692%11421$2,237$1,137,7275Weinstein Company
11Jack the Giant Slayer$209,962-35%255-76$823$63,261,1268Warner Bros. / New Line
12Safe Haven$209,19316%32548$644$70,876,74510Relativity Media
13Life of Pi$161,965-32%193-24$839$124,525,08422Fox
14The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$157,0852%265-9$593$22,339,6676Warner Bros. / New Line
15Quartet$155,079-32%176-48$881$17,843,84415Weinstein Company
16Warm Bodies$150,614-32%240-39$628$66,118,64312Lionsgate / Summit
17Escape From Planet Earth$144,392-9%240-36$602$54,849,38110Weinstein Company
18Spring Breakers$103,221-73%122-304$846$13,831,7486A24
19Girl Rising$98,6682603%170122$580$849,4847Gathr Films
20A Good Day to Die Hard$95,293-37%170-40$561$67,153,51310Fox
21Snitch (2013)$80,624-39%161-54$501$42,111,9929Lionsgate / Summit
22Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$61,553-39%112-42$550$55,682,07013Paramount
23Wreck-It Ralph$52,435-34%114-20$460$189,358,96125Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Company You Keep$396,38543%8443$4,719$950,4823Sony Pictures Classics
2Renoir$141,176-23%567$2,521$658,0434IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
3No (2013)$117,501-24%88-11$1,335$2,026,69910Sony Pictures Classics
4To the Wonder$107,434-8%4932$2,193$262,3142Magnolia Pictures
5From Up on Poppy Hill$74,237-21%48-1$1,547$722,4246GKIDS
6Upstream Color$69,260-3%3019$2,309$211,3963ERBP
7Dark Skies$67,99595%9166$747$17,293,0659Weinstein / Dimension
8Ek Thi Daayan$65,857--47--$1,401$65,8571Eros International
9Hubble 3D$59,462-6%16-2$3,716$37,721,022162Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Parental Guidance$55,6045%900$618$77,184,90717Fox
11Camp (2013)$49,13044%3211$1,535$230,0459Freestyle Releasing
12To the Arctic 3D$45,985-17%520$884$12,197,94253Warner Bros. / IMAX
1321 And Over$39,217-49%50-57$784$25,505,4758Relativity Media
14Django Unchained$38,609-52%77-49$501$162,760,25617Weinstein Company
15Monsters, Inc. 3D$35,458-13%29-1$1,223$33,989,17718Disney
16The Angels' Share$31,60868%1512$2,107$57,3462IFC Films
17In the House$31,441--3--$10,480$31,4411Cohen Media Group
18The Gatekeepers$29,718-59%50-40$594$2,316,55412Sony Pictures Classics
19Blancanieves$27,871-1%2710$1,032$155,8764Cohen Media Group
20Room 237$26,741-25%277$990$189,3354IFC Midnight
21Emperor$26,051-50%64-32$407$3,274,2487Roadside Attractions
22Starbuck$25,943-20%29-3$895$3,696,7785eOne Films US
23Fists of Legend$25,542-48%18-5$1,419$100,6452CJ Entertainment
24Ginger & Rosa$24,435-56%48-23$509$759,5026A24
25Lore$23,225-29%27-6$860$823,60711Music Box Films
26Space Station 3D$20,244-5%3-2$6,748$87,703,950575IMAX
27Not Today$19,591-80%20-21$980$138,6772Freestyle Releasing
28The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$18,817-39%51-4$369$303,001,22919Warner Bros. / New Line
29It's a Disaster$18,08818%1310$1,391$38,1002Oscilloscope
30Under the Sea 3D$17,931-3%17-1$1,055$32,819,004219Warner Bros. / IMAX
31Born to Be Wild 3D$17,0947%300$570$22,493,946107Warner Bros. / IMAX
32No Place on Earth$16,995-31%165$1,062$72,2953Magnolia Pictures
33Argo$16,874-71%43-129$392$136,019,44828Warner Bros.
34Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay$13,802--1--$13,802$18,9841Kino Lorber
35On the Road$13,083-63%33-31$396$705,92118IFC Films
36Lincoln$10,370-55%25-33$415$182,204,44024Disney / DreamWorks
37Un Flic (2013 re-issue)$10,341--1--$10,341$10,3411Rialto Pictures
38Stoker$10,134-16%28-2$362$1,690,8878Fox Searchlight
39Searching For Sugar Man$8,209-11%13-1$631$3,640,51939Sony Pictures Classics
40Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm$7,937--1--$7,937$8,7971Kino Lorber
41Amour$7,829-43%19-9$412$6,726,70518Sony Pictures Classics
42A Royal Affair$6,378-2%60$1,063$1,540,59824Magnolia Pictures
43Happy People: A Year in the Taiga$6,18520%9-1$687$330,87313Music Box Films
4456 Up$5,453174%51$1,091$679,65916First Run Features
45A Place at the Table$5,04561%112$459$218,0448Magnolia Pictures
46Bert Stern: Original Mad Man$4,56096%4-1$1,140$16,2733First Run Features
47Gimme the Loot$4,508-27%70$644$85,3145IFC Films
48Hava Nagila (The Movie)$4,341-37%9-2$482$257,4418International Film Circuit
49Settai$4,116-73%2-13$2,058$84,4053UTV Motion Pictures
50Leonie$3,976-60%9-2$442$39,4586Monterey Media
51Herman's House$3,552--1--$3,552$3,5521First Run Features
52Deep Sea 3D$3,030-63%2-1$1,515$45,510,551373Warner Bros. / IMAX
53Like Someone in Love$3,011-40%11-3$274$221,39010IFC Films
54Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$2,886-85%2-11$1,443$124,3663CodeBlack Films
55Beyond the Hills$2,758-41%103$276$109,2487IFC Films
56Violeta Went to Heaven$2,69496%31$898$14,4094Kino Lorber
57Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner$2,667-56%10$2,667$27,2833Cinema Guild
58Koch$2,550-48%2-1$1,275$332,62912Zeitgeist Films
59Pawn$2,137--1--$2,137$2,1371Anchor Bay Films
60A Fierce Green Fire$2,118472%43$530$22,9188First Run Features
61West of Memphis$1,951-40%5-12$390$309,86417Sony Pictures Classics
62Simon Killer$1,900-65%20$950$16,9513IFC Films
63Leviathan (2013)$1,704-42%4-1$426$52,2808Cinema Guild
64Night Across the Street$1,011--2--$506$14,04611Cinema Guild
65Kai Po Che$92071%21$460$1,121,8169UTV Motion Pictures
66The Silence$739-48%3-1$246$77,7357Music Box Films
67Into the White$387330%10$387$5472Magnolia Pictures
68Wrong$381-52%43$95$38,7914Drafthouse Films
69If I Were You$210--1--$210$8,5226Kino Lorber
70The Waiting Room$210-58%10$210$243,60730International Film Circuit
71Himmatwala$133-80%1-2$133$270,8804UTV Motion Pictures
72Neighboring Sounds$111-97%1-2$111$57,72935Cinema Guild