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 Thu, May. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,037,827-3%4,39010$692$224,664,8032Paramount
2Robin Hood$2,382,040-8%3,503--$680$47,396,4701Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,104,087-7%2,968--$372$18,326,2411Summit
4Just Wright$471,8780%1,831--$258$10,406,6401Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$362,000-3%3,075-257$118$57,646,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$355,3656%2,620-383$136$209,089,7078Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$321,568-2%2,481-253$130$87,835,3146Fox
8The Back-up Plan$206,183-1%2,497-506$83$34,976,7774CBS Films
9Clash of the Titans (2010)$121,0003%1,300-857$93$160,600,0007Warner Bros.
10Furry Vengeance$113,958-6%2,695-307$42$15,600,7663Summit
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$105,1630%1,062-644$99$40,925,4575Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oceans$150,79025%973-259$155$18,173,4874Disneynature
2Babies$126,0750%5439$232$4,377,1292Focus
3Kick-Ass$64,128-10%609-1150$105$46,891,3385Lionsgate
4The Losers$53,0008%701-1749$76$22,955,0004Warner Bros.
5The Last Song$48,71812%802-501$61$61,421,7287Disney
6Alice in Wonderland (2010)$43,444-1%403-179$108$331,709,50911Disney
7Avatar$42,198-1%279-49$151$748,633,16022Fox
8Hot Tub Time Machine$41,0000%458-344$90$49,346,0008MGM
9City Island$36,923-13%2536$146$3,768,1829Anchor Bay
10Shutter Island$26,837-2%310121$87$127,323,20413Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$20,467-4%468-157$44$62,066,3339Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$14,5215%281-123$52$59,739,9687Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,6560%150-81$78$15,130,82413Summit
14She's Out of My League$11,4524%206-55$56$31,628,31710Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$10,10123%209-12$48$88,390,42914Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,556-3%103-16$54$20,114,93310Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$5,44610%111-38$49$39,123,58912Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$5,2016%132-28$39$59,849,52417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$97,00010%480$2,021$6,089,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$24,04414%33--$729$277,2781Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$23,00028%180$1,278$22,063,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Greenberg$7,2761%77-37$94$4,182,8719Focus
5The Runaways$3,8502%49-16$79$3,542,6419Apparition
6The Joneses$3,648-12%56-12$65$1,415,2965Roadside Attractions
7Letters to God$3,00050%74-38$41$2,805,0006Vivendi
8The Secret of Kells$2,814-2%264$108$473,00411GKIDS
9Crazy Heart$2,6319%50-25$53$39,446,63222Fox Searchlight
10Brooklyn's Finest$2,3734%64-49$37$27,163,59311Overture
11Cop Out$1,800-10%53-38$34$44,875,00012Warner Bros.
12The Square (2010)$1,6834%14-3$120$248,6726Apparition
13The Blind Side$750200%11-14$68$255,952,00026Warner Bros.
14Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$619-38%1--$619$9,4021Cinema Purgatorio