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, May. 9 - Sun, May. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$49,033,915--3,279--$14,954$49,033,9151Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$35,501,212-61%4,3240$8,210$146,201,9342Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$9,605,781-33%3,30668$2,906$62,085,8243Fox
4Heaven is for Real$7,482,618-13%3,048118$2,455$75,702,6574Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$5,750,593-26%2,701-478$2,129$245,128,3386Disney
6Rio 2$5,028,838-35%2,973-341$1,692$113,069,0825Fox
7Moms' Night Out$4,311,083--1,044--$4,129$4,311,0831Sony / TriStar
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,747,780--2,658--$1,410$3,747,7801Clarius Entertainment
9Divergent$1,743,676-20%1,233-406$1,414$145,067,5958Lionsgate / Summit
10Brick Mansions$1,643,574-55%1,954-693$841$18,491,3923Relativity Media
11God's Not Dead$1,422,119-19%1,000-330$1,422$57,684,9358Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Bears$1,041,724-39%1,243-547$838$16,052,7684Disneynature
13The Quiet Ones$719,214-64%1,133-894$635$7,995,6033Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,545,746-13%770-114$2,007$53,826,87410Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$849,939-39%820-534$1,037$27,764,7305Lionsgate / Summit
3Fading Gigolo$734,67952%340230$2,161$2,029,1224Millennium Entertainment
4Noah$502,108-44%477-452$1,053$99,877,6507Paramount
5The LEGO Movie$488,384113%401181$1,218$253,666,49014Warner Bros.
6The Railway Man$437,644-13%18117$2,418$2,260,4405Weinstein Company
7Transcendence$353,264-70%515-1260$686$22,209,3374Warner Bros.
8A Haunted House 2$346,430-68%526-802$659$16,846,2164Open Road
9Non-Stop (2014)$328,145115%23618$1,390$91,104,08011Universal
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$303,223-25%357-53$849$108,923,91410Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11Oculus$252,683-67%410-474$616$27,238,6405Relativity Media
12The Lunchbox$244,104-7%1534$1,595$3,428,46911Sony Pictures Classics
13Muppets Most Wanted$176,982-32%285-91$621$50,012,3288Disney
14RoboCop (2014)$129,736-68%146-85$889$58,486,40913Sony / Columbia
15Need For Speed$116,02320%19663$592$43,189,6549Disney / DreamWorks
16300: Rise of an Empire$78,967-35%191-44$413$106,170,46910Warner Bros.
17The Monuments Men$77,395-30%122-23$634$77,951,84314Sony / Columbia
18Frozen (2013)$61,662-47%142-37$434$400,447,14825Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$487,109357%4541$10,825$634,2102Fox Searchlight
2Locke$223,01467%7348$3,055$523,2633A24
3Chef$204,961--6--$34,160$204,9611Open Road
4Only Lovers Left Alive$177,160-8%9225$1,926$1,061,5215Sony Pictures Classics
5Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$131,508-2%36-1$3,653$1,556,3286Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Under the Skin (2014)$127,685-25%93-32$1,373$2,067,1086A24
7Fed Up$126,028--18--$7,002$126,0281RADiUS-TWC
8Finding Vivian Maier$114,805-24%977$1,184$1,116,0947IFC Films
92 States$93,168-48%59-37$1,579$2,161,7684UTV Motion Pictures
10Ida (2014)$85,55854%74$12,223$175,4822Music Box Films
11Journey to the South Pacific$71,4469%151$4,763$2,552,55724IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
12Palo Alto$63,461--4--$15,865$63,4611Tribeca Film
13The German Doctor$63,30244%3521$1,809$177,7393IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
14Le Week-End$57,050-41%65-25$878$2,096,9289Music Box Films
15Jerusalem 3D$49,29819%202$2,465$4,070,99934National Geographic
16Hubble 3D$47,532-5%190$2,502$43,994,772217Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Blue Ruin$46,170-37%611$757$202,9283RADiUS-TWC
18Jodorowsky's Dune$33,585-26%4-57$8,396$523,7308Sony Pictures Classics
19Godzilla: The Japanese Original$29,97669%1910$1,578$78,5974Rialto Pictures
20The Hornet's Nest$26,550--4--$6,638$26,5501Freestyle Releasing
213 Days to Kill$22,702-17%42-22$541$30,688,36412Relativity Media
22God's Pocket$21,482--3--$7,161$21,4821IFC Films
23Son of God$20,353-36%68-58$299$59,666,58911Fox
24The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$19,715-25%12-1$1,643$179,6336Zeitgeist Films
25Sabotage (2014)$15,805-34%51-9$310$10,499,9687Open Road
26The Double (2014)$14,646--2--$7,323$14,6461Magnolia Pictures
27The Raid 2$13,961-52%22-16$635$2,586,1447Sony Pictures Classics
28Joe (2014)$10,382-61%23-16$451$364,5735Roadside Attractions
29On My Way$10,063-6%134$774$311,3729Cohen Media Group
3050 to 1$9,425-12%11-5$857$679,8328Ten Furlongs
31Dom Hemingway$8,604-65%19-28$453$518,1346Fox Searchlight
32Bad Words$8,525-53%29-11$294$7,738,1369Focus
33Dancing in Jaffa$8,061-68%13-10$620$122,6435IFC Films
34Young and Beautiful$7,594136%76$1,085$21,2863IFC Films
35Redwood Highway$6,730453%41$1,683$9,9505Monterey Media
36Nymphomaniac: Volume I$6,255-33%13-2$481$753,7298Magnolia Pictures
37Nymphomaniac: Volume II$6,033-11%13-2$464$309,0616Magnolia Pictures
38Under the Sea 3D$5,650-24%131$435$33,935,383274Warner Bros. / IMAX
39The Wind Rises$5,539-61%11-15$504$5,194,64812Disney
40Queen Margot (2014 re-issue)$4,985--1--$4,985$4,9851Cohen Media Group
41Philomena$4,971-53%13-9$382$37,701,98925Weinstein Company
42Rob the Mob$4,774-41%6-2$796$200,3718Millennium Entertainment
43Bicycling with Molière$4,581-55%51$916$28,1933Strand Releasing
44Tim's Vermeer$4,388-52%8-3$549$1,655,65415Sony Pictures Classics
45The M Word$4,289-59%3-7$1,430$21,1302Rainbow Releasing
46For No Good Reason$3,707-38%82$463$21,2513Sony Pictures Classics
47Hateship Loveship$3,671-50%8-7$459$47,1915IFC Films
48Stage Fright (2014)$3,562--11--$324$3,5621Magnolia / Magnet
49Gloria (2014)$3,013-35%7-2$430$2,106,55616Roadside Attractions
50Watermark$2,889-47%5-6$578$82,8376eOne Films US
51Born to Be Wild 3D$2,82922%6-2$472$23,309,255162Warner Bros. / IMAX
52To the Arctic 3D$2,742-61%5-4$548$14,032,100108Warner Bros. / IMAX
53Enemy$2,547-47%124$212$1,004,5419A24
54Ilo Ilo$2,43616%21$1,218$37,4996Film Movement
55The Jewish Cardinal$2,151-19%30$717$125,34518Film Movement
56Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,835-30%10$1,835$43,72914Rialto Pictures
57That Demon Within$1,680-75%2-3$840$167,0064China Lion Film
58Deep Sea 3D$1,652--4--$413$46,041,297428Warner Bros. / IMAX
59Decoding Annie Parker$1,586-91%2-11$793$39,8502eOne Films US
60Alan Partridge$1,558-86%7-11$223$147,8316Magnolia Pictures
61The Invisible Woman$1,4380%40$360$1,233,34720Sony Pictures Classics
62For a Woman$1,410-78%20$705$11,1162Film Movement
63Manakamana$994-30%10$994$12,7064Cinema Guild
64No God, No Master$664-49%41$166$6,2427Monterey Media
65The Unknown Known$634-70%6-9$106$265,4576RADiUS-TWC
66The Protector 2$605124%10$605$1,0372Magnolia / Magnet
67Sweet Dreams (2013)$460-39%21$230$52,05928International Film Circuit
68In Bloom$409--2--$205$50,74618Big World Pictures
69Tasting Menu$31251%10$312$9,9044Magnolia Pictures
70The Missing Picture$312100%10$312$49,4368Strand Releasing
71Mistaken for Strangers$286-64%21$143$138,2787Abramorama
7220 Feet from Stardom$250-86%1-1$250$4,945,13948RADiUS-TWC
73Cheap Thrills$155-47%21$78$59,3798Drafthouse Films
74Big Men$126-79%10$126$43,6569Abramorama