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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, May. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$22,642,56450%4,39010$5,158$196,923,3842Paramount
2Robin Hood$13,872,0006%3,503--$3,960$26,903,0001Universal
3Letters to Juliet$5,361,8437%2,968--$1,807$10,354,9561Summit
4Just Wright$3,413,21019%1,831--$1,864$6,291,9301Fox Searchlight
5How to Train Your Dragon$2,377,66093%2,620-1760$908$206,254,3348Paramount / DreamWorks
6A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$2,023,00030%3,075-257$658$54,986,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Date Night$1,789,71544%2,481-253$721$85,727,5636Fox
8The Back-up Plan$1,053,58334%2,497-506$422$33,577,0904CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$1,050,621101%2,695-307$390$14,418,9943Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$561,00062%1,300-857$432$159,803,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$515,25459%1,062-644$485$40,198,0515Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$405,86837%5439$747$3,587,2672Focus
2Oceans$292,65525%973-259$301$17,444,0644Disneynature
3The Last Song$243,16741%802-501$303$61,111,8657Disney
4Kick-Ass$228,76741%609-1150$376$46,467,4145Lionsgate
5City Island$217,64391%2536$860$3,498,1529Anchor Bay
6The Losers$206,00048%701-1749$294$22,647,0004Warner Bros.
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$204,29980%403-179$507$331,411,22711Disney
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$181,85384%468-157$389$61,872,3669Fox
9Avatar$153,27678%279-49$549$748,372,76222Fox
10Shutter Island$137,43558%310121$443$127,145,62513Paramount
11Hot Tub Time Machine$133,00048%458-344$290$49,102,0008MGM
12She's Out of My League$128,57653%206-55$624$31,551,50710Paramount
13The Bounty Hunter$101,59145%293-169$347$64,991,3329Sony / Columbia
14Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$81,18076%281-123$289$59,636,4237Lionsgate
15The Ghost Writer$58,23185%150-81$388$15,056,85513Summit
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$56,09777%209-12$268$88,319,14514Fox
17The Tooth Fairy$39,28992%132-28$298$59,805,57517Fox
18Our Family Wedding$27,68169%103-16$269$20,073,53610Fox Searchlight
19The Crazies$27,04960%111-38$244$39,090,28612Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$118,000-7%480$2,458$5,665,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$68,73915%33--$2,083$128,5881Roadside Attractions
3Greenberg$20,44855%77-37$266$4,143,1669Focus
4Under the Sea 3D$13,000-19%184$722$21,970,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Joneses$12,21559%56-12$218$1,393,8535Roadside Attractions
6Cop Out$11,00053%53-38$208$44,861,00012Warner Bros.
7Letters to God$11,00049%75-37$147$2,787,0006Vivendi
8The Secret of Kells$9,23853%264$355$452,32311GKIDS
9Crazy Heart$9,12158%50-25$182$39,432,63722Fox Searchlight
10The Runaways$7,97428%49-16$163$3,522,4259Apparition
11The Square (2010)$7,366106%14-3$526$238,4726Apparition
12Brooklyn's Finest$6,81851%64-49$107$27,150,20211Overture
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$2,69324%1--$2,693$4,8661Cinema Purgatorio
14Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo$1,900-30%0----$01Argot Pictures
15The Blind Side$1,00043%11-14$91$255,950,00026Warner Bros.