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, Feb. 28 - Sun, Mar. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Non-Stop (2014)$28,875,635--3,090--$9,345$28,875,6351Universal
2Son of God$25,601,865--3,260--$7,853$25,601,8651Fox
3The LEGO Movie$20,828,356-33%3,770-120$5,525$209,138,4404Warner Bros.
43 Days to Kill$4,950,813-60%2,8720$1,724$20,751,6962Relativity Media
5The Monuments Men$4,940,198-38%3,002-62$1,646$65,633,1714Sony / Columbia
6RoboCop (2014)$4,508,609-54%2,885-487$1,563$51,220,0533Sony / Columbia
7Pompeii$4,331,431-58%2,6580$1,630$17,767,1152Sony / TriStar
8Frozen (2013)$3,631,640-18%1,746-145$2,080$388,756,78315Disney
9About Last Night$3,383,253-55%1,804-449$1,875$43,734,6013Sony / Screen Gems
10Ride Along$3,037,680-34%1,869-317$1,625$127,161,0807Universal
11Endless Love (2014)$1,526,780-62%1,874-1022$815$22,189,6103Universal
12Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$1,358,833--1,317--$1,032$126,527,20111Paramount
13Philomena$1,206,8411%1,09793$1,100$34,611,50915Weinstein Company
14Lone Survivor$1,026,650-48%1,017-499$1,009$123,341,61610Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$1,921,94511%94542$2,034$146,710,37512Sony / Columbia
2The Wind Rises$1,517,404384%496475$3,059$2,095,9972Disney
3The Wolf of Wall Street$1,221,240-6%505-122$2,418$114,570,29210Paramount
412 Years a Slave$975,93187%41162$2,375$50,336,29620Fox Searchlight
5Gravity$889,3005%340-8$2,616$270,478,83122Warner Bros.
6The Nut Job$661,537-38%752-483$880$60,792,1817Open Road
7Shaadi Ke Side Effects$582,672--108--$5,395$582,6721Eros International
8That Awkward Moment$558,391-60%608-600$918$25,081,2645Focus
9Stalingrad (2014)$510,846--308--$1,659$510,8461Sony / Columbia
10Repentance$501,290--152--$3,298$501,2901Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
11Dallas Buyers Club$434,16146%21641$2,010$25,325,09418Focus
12Her (2013)$421,0493%2500$1,684$24,594,34411Warner Bros.
13Nebraska$390,539-9%28979$1,351$17,118,74716Paramount Vantage
14Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$272,025-67%367-440$741$49,862,8017Paramount
15Winter's Tale$244,092-89%705-2260$346$12,314,2423Warner Bros.
16August: Osage County$239,360-40%346-179$692$37,066,41110Weinstein Company
17The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014$238,1110%143-5$1,665$2,171,8495ShortsHD
18The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$213,073-27%215-51$991$256,961,18512Warner Bros. / New Line
19The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$186,042-42%198-42$940$423,905,46615Lionsgate
20Gloria (2014)$146,319-37%102-8$1,435$1,590,3766Roadside Attractions
21Saving Mr. Banks$145,567-36%207-39$703$82,834,33212Disney
22Thor: The Dark World$144,465-36%174-25$830$206,012,42317Disney
23I, Frankenstein$132,223-14%169-48$782$18,850,4256Lionsgate
24The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$119,337-31%163-45$732$57,901,56310Fox
25Walking With Dinosaurs$118,140-15%195-19$606$35,783,99611Fox
26Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$74,479-13%163-18$457$119,640,26423Sony / Columbia
27Labor Day (2013)$47,776-79%107-311$447$13,250,5225Paramount
28In Secret$42,755-84%109-157$392$420,3092Roadside Attractions
29Vampire Academy$39,359-85%111-425$355$7,724,8044Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tim's Vermeer$129,00849%5331$2,434$491,0385Sony Pictures Classics
2Captain Phillips$109,93671%96-93$1,145$107,100,85521Sony / Columbia
3Journey to the South Pacific$101,519-20%160$6,345$880,64614IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
4Highway$94,754-71%80-17$1,184$490,5852UTV Motion Pictures
5The Great Beauty$84,2993%48-2$1,756$2,218,79416Janus Films
6Jerusalem 3D$78,667-4%281$2,810$2,678,79424National Geographic
7The Legend Of Hercules$70,176-31%89-21$788$18,755,0038Lionsgate / Summit
8The Book Thief$52,054-19%73-11$713$21,277,41717Fox
9The Past$47,789-41%66-9$724$1,222,03311Sony Pictures Classics
10Hubble 3D$44,740-16%181$2,486$42,705,099207Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Lunchbox$44,542--3--$14,847$44,5421Sony Pictures Classics
12Beijing Love Story$41,217-56%11-1$3,747$386,8393China Lion Film
13Inside Llewyn Davis$39,951-45%65-42$615$13,159,11413CBS Films
14Delivery Man$34,133-30%78-20$438$30,600,56715Disney / DreamWorks
15Devil's Due$29,658-55%48-36$618$15,773,3997Fox
16The Bag Man$29,231--2--$14,616$29,2311Cinedigm
17Free Birds$25,576-2%48-8$533$55,682,51818Relativity Media
18Grudge Match$21,225-55%75-33$283$29,784,05910Warner Bros.
19Like Father, Like Son (2014)$20,282-35%264$780$220,7237IFC Films
20Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me$18,365-34%64$3,061$57,8272IFC Films
21Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$18,094100%9158$199$8,271,23714Weinstein Company
22Ernest & Celestine$13,078--1--$13,078$13,0781GKIDS
23The Invisible Woman$12,631-45%320$395$1,132,26210Sony Pictures Classics
24Stranger By the Lake$12,338-41%11-1$1,122$224,0926Strand Releasing
25The Attorney$11,824-74%10-8$1,182$557,2364Well Go USA
26Blue Jasmine$11,775-36%24-33$491$33,315,73832Sony Pictures Classics
27When Comedy Went to School$9,307-50%7-1$1,330$322,22231International Film Circuit
28Child's Pose$8,793-32%31$2,931$29,2112Zeitgeist Films
29The Saratov Approach$8,491-26%12-4$708$2,137,70521Purdie Distribution
30Generation War$8,457--2--$4,229$45,3717Music Box Films
31Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq$7,652-21%63$1,275$71,6324Kino Lorber
3220 Feet from Stardom$7,599-6%11-1$691$4,881,47438RADiUS-TWC
33To the Arctic 3D$7,179-30%91$798$13,845,75598Warner Bros. / IMAX
34Under the Sea 3D$6,07723%61$1,013$33,762,645264Warner Bros. / IMAX
35Visitors$5,85774%70$837$58,6186Cinedigm
36Born to Be Wild 3D$5,264-1%125$439$23,195,174152Warner Bros. / IMAX
37Maidentrip$5,190668%54$1,038$41,95711First Run Features
38Hasee Toh Phasee$3,985-89%9-24$443$645,1264Reliance Entertainment
39The Best Offer$3,64915%5-1$730$82,0169IFC Films
40Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$3,528-51%10$3,528$37,5243Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
41The Rocket (2013)$3,076-10%71$439$31,5918Kino Lorber
42American Mustang$2,656-49%21$1,328$28,0197Vitagraph / Just Media
43Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli$2,308--1--$2,308$16,38621First Run Features
44Girl on a Bicycle$2,289-62%6-9$382$66,3803Monterey Media
45Blue Is the Warmest Color$2,256-4%30$752$2,198,26019IFC Films
46Free the Mind$1,977--1--$1,977$153,99844International Film Circuit
47Jimmy P$1,659-55%41$415$19,8163IFC Films
48Cutie and the Boxer$1,361154%2-3$681$198,58729RADiUS-TWC
49Two Lives$1,303--1--$1,303$1,3031IFC Films
50Museum Hours$1,145--1--$1,145$559,73836Cinema Guild
51Big Bad Wolves$1,008-46%3-3$336$28,0197Magnolia / Magnet
52In Bloom$992-49%21$496$32,3498Big World Pictures
53Almost Human$862-68%53$172$4,8392IFC Midnight
54Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$575-62%10$575$21,5604Rialto Pictures
55A Field in England$516-76%1-5$516$25,3274Drafthouse Films
56The Last Time I Saw Macao$454--1--$454$6,09525Cinema Guild
57Viola$452--1--$452$21,22834Cinema Guild
58Fire in the Blood$245-60%1-1$245$26,92026International Film Circuit
59Muscle Shoals$227-57%2-2$114$691,78923Magnolia Pictures
60The Act of Killing$57-93%1-2$57$484,22133Drafthouse Films