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. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$16,915,42649%4,3678$3,873$118,026,6142Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$10,309,8011%3,646--$2,828$20,518,4691Disney
3Sex and the City 2$10,013,000-23%3,445--$2,907$37,147,2001Warner Bros. / New Line
4Iron Man 2$6,165,97439%3,804-373$1,621$269,183,3564Paramount
5Robin Hood$3,811,00033%3,373-132$1,130$79,398,0003Universal
6Letters to Juliet$2,170,44921%2,825-150$768$34,672,3203Summit
7Just Wright$832,50740%1,195-636$697$17,425,1923Fox Searchlight
8Date Night$668,30529%1,126-743$594$92,884,5168Fox
9MacGruber$535,00017%2,546-5$210$6,643,0002Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$460,91361%825-926$559$212,350,81310Paramount / DreamWorks
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$329,00019%891-1234$369$61,385,0005Warner Bros. / New Line
3Babies$176,44641%301-94$586$5,750,2544Focus
4City Island$173,72587%201-33$864$4,595,72111Anchor Bay
5The Back-up Plan$106,67631%391-688$273$36,423,2146CBS Films
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$101,53243%283-69$359$62,607,16811Fox
7Kites$98,81443%176-32$561$1,350,6212Reliance Big Cinema
8The Bounty Hunter$98,13624%287117$342$65,475,68811Sony / Columbia
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$79,62840%247-314$322$41,791,6927Sony / Screen Gems
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$78,00028%225-187$347$161,240,0009Warner Bros.
11Hot Tub Time Machine$74,00017%36486$203$49,858,00010MGM
12Furry Vengeance$68,53872%247-1122$277$16,392,8855Summit
13Shutter Island$67,25285%201-55$335$127,746,25915Paramount
14Kick-Ass$49,81022%163-146$306$47,400,0417Lionsgate
15Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$42,90356%17744$242$59,902,3259Lionsgate
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$25,19841%108-58$233$88,502,24416Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$113,00022%480$2,354$6,886,00011Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Avatar$47,26269%84-83$563$749,004,09024Fox
3The Losers$42,00091%83-102$506$23,193,0006Warner Bros.
4Solitary Man$32,16146%62$5,360$186,7682Anchor Bay
5Princess Kaiulani$30,43823%38-9$801$559,6863Roadside Attractions
6The Ghost Writer$30,22288%58-28$521$15,284,95615Summit
7Under the Sea 3D$17,000-6%180$944$22,200,00068Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Tooth Fairy$12,09459%76-39$159$59,944,18219Fox
9The Secret of Kells$10,36063%252$414$524,19613GKIDS
10Our Family Wedding$8,45457%52-32$163$20,199,64712Fox Searchlight
11The Square (2010)$6,17931%153$412$278,3108Apparition
12Racing Dreams$1,792123%8-25$224$25,8702Hanover House
13The Runaways$1,35494%11-19$123$3,569,50911Apparition
14The Joneses$1,32051%8-19$165$1,434,1447Roadside Attractions