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, Jun. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man Too$29,241,911--2,225--$13,142$29,241,9111Sony / Screen Gems
222 Jump Street$27,460,995-52%3,3060$8,306$109,911,1252Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$24,719,312-50%4,26815$5,792$94,596,0472Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jersey Boys$13,319,371--2,905--$4,585$13,319,3711Warner Bros.
5Maleficent$12,910,766-30%3,450-173$3,742$185,879,3344Disney
6Edge of Tomorrow$9,820,080-41%3,212-293$3,057$73,991,5733Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$8,565,710-42%3,34067$2,565$98,694,0433Fox
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$6,150,460-37%2,681-361$2,294$216,744,7105Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$1,888,304-43%1,365-723$1,383$194,983,3886Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,600,550-51%1,417-996$1,130$40,302,4504Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$1,368,375-42%1,033-863$1,325$145,716,9507Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$1,708,590-22%961-141$1,778$16,805,7807Open Road
2Blended$1,007,492-42%842-739$1,197$42,358,8835Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$633,630-34%434-248$1,460$199,510,8358Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$538,050-33%444-133$1,212$34,402,1986Disney
5The Rover$481,214594%608603$791$562,4402A24
6Rio 2$413,379-1%310-73$1,333$127,375,99211Fox
7Belle$318,771-38%244-94$1,306$9,198,2518Fox Searchlight
8Divergent$270,363-29%289-47$936$150,160,03514Lionsgate / Summit
9Ida (2014)$268,8175%13321$2,021$2,065,3308Music Box Films
10The Grand Seduction$240,242-12%12420$1,937$1,769,7174eOne Films US
11The Other Woman (2014)$217,118-11%231-13$940$83,091,1159Fox
12Words and Pictures$214,891-46%175-42$1,228$1,477,7615Roadside Attractions
13Captain America: The Winter Soldier$196,797-28%184-39$1,070$256,690,27912Disney
14Heaven is for Real$179,604-46%201-331$894$89,811,56010Sony / TriStar
15The LEGO Movie$172,592-24%31514$548$256,696,31720Warner Bros.
16The Signal (2014)$149,636-4%20484$734$403,5862Focus
17The Grand Budapest Hotel$132,861-32%112-37$1,186$58,347,15616Fox Searchlight
18Mr. Peabody & Sherman$109,413-24%179-28$611$110,844,75116Fox / DreamWorks Animation
19God's Not Dead$92,662-29%112-38$827$60,481,73314Freestyle / Pure Flix
20The Immigrant$88,902-42%110-30$808$1,858,9456Weinstein Company
21Bears$57,271225%11469$502$17,630,68610Disneynature
22Muppets Most Wanted$39,142-42%116-42$337$51,065,72114Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Obvious Child$245,16483%5537$4,458$578,8873A24
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$129,511-5%410$3,159$3,243,36412Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$51,11812%22-1$2,324$44,704,751223Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Journey to the South Pacific$49,473-14%17-2$2,910$3,321,43630IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
5Moms' Night Out$48,847-7%50-31$977$10,166,9867Sony / TriStar
6Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$44,58144%4628$969$125,8883RADiUS-TWC
7Third Person$38,856--5--$7,771$38,8561Sony Pictures Classics
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$36,408148%529$700$8,388,5067Clarius Entertainment
9The Railway Man$35,07539%8434$418$4,361,68511Weinstein Company
10Brick Mansions$32,157-43%60-25$536$20,285,5189Relativity Media
11Fading Gigolo$30,322-40%31-17$978$3,667,61410Millennium Entertainment
12Fed Up$28,092-33%47-9$598$1,401,1947RADiUS-TWC
13Venus in Fur$24,761--2--$12,381$24,7611IFC Films
14Jerusalem 3D$22,561-11%13-2$1,735$4,492,27840National Geographic
15The Lunchbox$22,144-28%260$852$4,135,62617Sony Pictures Classics
16Ivory Tower$20,85717%97$2,317$45,6962IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
1750 to 1$20,6461044%1210$1,721$742,95214Ten Furlongs
18Only Lovers Left Alive$19,755-12%23-4$859$1,696,90311Sony Pictures Classics
19We Are the Best!$14,713-38%234$640$124,2314Magnolia Pictures
20Night Moves$14,258-71%30-25$475$198,2834Cinedigm
21Cold in July$13,784-58%18-24$766$396,5615IFC Films
22A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$12,863--2--$6,432$12,8631Big World Pictures
23A Coffee in Berlin$12,188211%65$2,031$19,6302Music Box Films
24Le Chef$11,290--1--$11,290$11,2901Cohen Media Group
25Borgman$11,22490%139$863$30,6893Drafthouse Films
26Under the Sea 3D$9,40524%7-5$1,344$34,057,448280Warner Bros. / IMAX
27The Last Sentence$9,020--2--$4,510$9,0201Music Box Films
28Chinese Puzzle$8,946-60%11-10$813$292,8076Cohen Media Group
29Frozen (2013)$8,746-58%23-5$380$400,704,37731Disney
30Locke$8,662-25%18-5$481$1,268,4019A24
31Under the Skin (2014)$8,457-12%160$529$2,485,59312A24
32Finding Vivian Maier$7,980-26%11-3$725$1,435,28213IFC Films
33Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$7,363-63%9-2$818$106,3935IFC Films
34The Double (2014)$7,097-2%144$507$152,6087Magnolia Pictures
35Oculus$6,736-41%17-14$396$27,689,47411Relativity Media
36Hellion$6,714-12%32$2,238$14,7552IFC Films
37Code Black$6,319--1--$6,319$6,3191Long Shot Factory
38To the Arctic 3D$5,318-2%3-2$1,773$14,136,984114Warner Bros. / IMAX
39Redwood Highway$4,854-4%82$607$98,93911Monterey Media
40Half of a Yellow Sun$4,513170%3-1$1,504$32,4526Monterey Media
41Lucky Them$3,486-53%92$387$24,1184IFC Films
42Le Week-End$3,414-10%5-4$683$2,216,75315Music Box Films
43The Amazing Catfish$3,025313%21$1,513$4,2202Strand Releasing
44Just a Sigh$3,00260%21$1,501$74,70914Distrib Films
45The Hornet's Nest$2,969-22%30$990$305,0207Freestyle Releasing
46Jodorowsky's Dune$2,732-18%4-2$683$628,89414Sony Pictures Classics
47Particle Fever$2,485125%10$2,485$867,58716Abramorama / Bond 360
48Norte, the End of History$2,164--1--$2,164$2,1641Cinema Guild
49Filth$2,07844%4-1$520$27,4424Magnolia / Magnet
50Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$1,8269%50$365$33,0746International Film Circuit
51Born to Be Wild 3D$1,59136%118$145$23,414,686168Warner Bros. / IMAX
52The Sacrament$1,312-38%50$262$7,3233Magnolia / Magnet
53Bicycling with Molière$1,292-73%2-4$646$52,5409Strand Releasing
54For No Good Reason$976-74%4-16$244$60,2369Sony Pictures Classics
55Godzilla: The Japanese Original$71797%21$359$142,83110Rialto Pictures
56Blue Ruin$550-46%1-1$550$258,1139RADiUS-TWC
57The Unknown Known$480-15%2-1$240$275,65812RADiUS-TWC
58Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$391-67%10$391$59,43219Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
59Deep Sea 3D$294-68%2-6$147$46,065,659434Warner Bros. / IMAX
60A Long Way Off$262-97%1-12$262$27,0133Moving Visions Entertainment
61Manakamana$140--1--$140$22,81910Cinema Guild
62Evergreen: The Road to Legalization$44-77%10$44$3062First Run Features