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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, May. 19 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,145,551-12%4,39010$717$221,626,9762Paramount
2Robin Hood$2,593,100-16%3,503--$740$45,014,4301Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,185,179-13%2,968--$399$17,222,1541Summit
4Just Wright$472,554-21%1,831--$258$9,934,7621Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$374,000-12%3,075-257$122$57,284,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$336,558-15%2,620-383$128$208,734,3428Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$329,803-5%2,481-253$133$87,513,7466Fox
8The Back-up Plan$208,759-11%2,497-506$84$34,770,5944CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$120,642-24%2,695-307$45$15,486,8083Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$117,000-3%1,300-857$90$160,478,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$105,334-6%1,062-644$99$40,820,2945Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, May. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$126,6180%5439$233$4,251,0542Focus
2Oceans$120,990-3%973-259$124$18,022,6974Disneynature
3Kick-Ass$71,1593%609-1150$117$46,827,2105Lionsgate
4The Losers$49,0002%701-1749$70$22,902,0004Warner Bros.
5Alice in Wonderland (2010)$43,917-10%403-179$109$331,666,06511Disney
6The Last Song$43,384-8%802-501$54$61,373,0107Disney
7Avatar$42,80511%279-49$153$748,590,96222Fox
8City Island$42,285-9%2536$167$3,730,4589Anchor Bay
9Hot Tub Time Machine$41,0000%458-344$90$49,305,0008MGM
10Shutter Island$27,329-4%310121$88$127,296,36713Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$21,286-19%468-157$45$62,045,8669Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$13,873-8%281-123$49$59,725,4477Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,693-4%150-81$78$15,119,16813Summit
14She's Out of My League$11,0473%206-55$54$31,616,86510Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$8,204-11%209-12$39$88,380,32814Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,720-9%103-16$56$20,109,37710Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$4,9471%111-38$45$39,118,14312Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$4,890-21%132-28$37$59,844,32317Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, May. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$88,0002%480$1,833$5,991,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$21,139-4%33--$641$253,2341Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$18,00013%180$1,000$22,040,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Greenberg$7,2364%77-37$94$4,175,5959Focus
5The Joneses$4,15721%56-12$74$1,411,6485Roadside Attractions
6The Runaways$3,78222%49-16$77$3,538,7919Apparition
7The Secret of Kells$2,883-14%264$111$470,19011GKIDS
8Crazy Heart$2,416-10%50-25$48$39,444,00122Fox Searchlight
9Brooklyn's Finest$2,277-9%64-49$36$27,161,22011Overture
10Cop Out$2,000-5%53-38$38$44,874,00012Warner Bros.
11Letters to God$2,000-35%74-38$27$2,802,0006Vivendi
12The Square (2010)$1,626-5%14-3$116$246,9896Apparition
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$1,00431%1--$1,004$8,7831Cinema Purgatorio
14The Blind Side$2500%11-14$23$255,951,00026Warner Bros.