Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Leads with $16.3M and is now 2014’s #1 Film; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fourth with $8.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $7.7MAugust 31, 2014 08:50 AM

by Daniel Garris

Four-Day Estimates:

Guardians of the Galaxy -- $21.19M
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- $15.5M
If I Stay -- $11.6M*
Let's Be Cops -- $10.4M*
As Above/So Below -- $10.0M
The November Man -- $9.8M
When the Game Stands Tall -- $7.3M
The Giver -- $6.9M*
The Hundred-Foot Journey -- $6.06M
The Expendables 3 -- $4.4M*
Lucy -- $3.3M
Cantinflas -- $3.28M
Into the Storm -- $3.2M*
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For -- $2.7M*
Ghostbusters -- $2.0M

* Indicates an unofficial estimate from BoxOffice.

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $16.31 million over the three-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 $274.61 million through 31 days of release and will continue to distance itself from the $259.77 million take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the three-day frame, Guardians of the Galaxy was down a very slim 5 percent from last weekend. Disney is currently estimating a four-day take of $21.19 million for the film.

While it didn't hold up all that well this weekend by Labor Day weekend standards, Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still held steady in second place over the three-day frame with an estimated $11.75 million. Over the three-day frame, the successful franchise re-launch was down 30 percent from last weekend. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a very big way with a 24-day take of $162.41 million. Paramount is currently estimating a four-day take of $15.5 million for the film.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated three-day take of $9.26 million. That represented a respectable 41 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $29.82 million in ten days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 14 percent ahead of the $26.11 million ten-day take of last year's Carrie (which fell 63 percent in its second weekend to gross $5.99 million). BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $11.6 million for If I Stay.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fourth place over the three-day frame with an estimated $8.34 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 an $8.70 million 3-day Labor Day weekend take. As Above/So Below opened with $3.2 million on Friday, fell 12.5 percent on Saturday to take in $2.8 million and is estimated to decline 16 percent on Sunday to gross $2.34 million. That places the film's estimated 3-day weekend to Friday ratio at 2.61 to 1. The film received a lackluster C- rating on CinemaScore and will likely be front-loaded going forward due in part to its genre. Universal is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.0 million for the film.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated three-day take of $7.66 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 five-day total for The November Man stands at $9.35 million, which gives the film a five-day to three-day ratio of just 1.22 to 1. The November Man is currently running 21 percent behind the $11.81 million five-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. Relativity is currently estimating a four-day take of $9.8 million for the film.

Let's Be Cops placed in fifth with an estimated three-day gross of $8.2 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 24 percent. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $50 million mark this weekend and is now quickly approaching the $60 million mark with a 19-day take of $57.32 million. BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.4 million for Let's Be Cops.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated three-day take of $2.63 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $6,872 from 382 locations. Lionsgate is currently estimating a four-day gross of $3.28 million for the film.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $1.65 million over the three-day frame from 784 locations. Sony is currently estimating a four-day take of $2.00 million for the re-issue.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jun. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$10,794,15366%4,38619$2,461$175,029,6903Paramount / DreamWorks
2Get Him to the Greek$6,446,0003%2,697--$2,390$12,703,0001Universal
3Killers$6,230,48910%2,859--$2,179$11,905,0421Lionsgate
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$5,791,89340%3,6460$1,589$55,538,1862Disney
5Sex and the City 2$4,712,0008%3,4450$1,368$69,845,5342Warner Bros. / New Line
6Marmaduke$4,694,50136%3,213--$1,461$8,153,1641Fox
7Iron Man 2$3,482,01459%3,007-797$1,158$289,182,3755Paramount
8Splice$2,793,0003%2,450--$1,140$5,495,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$2,352,00060%2,599-774$905$92,950,0004Universal
10Letters to Juliet$1,266,66133%1,962-863$646$42,517,7264Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Wright$360,87361%518-677$697$20,010,9334Fox Searchlight
2Date Night$352,81339%658-468$536$95,165,5309Fox
3Raajneeti$351,00039%111--$3,162$604,0001UTV Communications
4How to Train Your Dragon$205,87652%343-482$600$213,735,83311Paramount / DreamWorks
5City Island$155,568137%177-24$879$5,184,82212Anchor Bay
6Babies$100,78354%181-120$557$6,442,2845Focus
7A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$91,00030%294-597$310$62,361,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$87,27840%244-39$358$63,008,31912Fox
9The Bounty Hunter$83,84737%249-38$337$65,901,81812Sony / Columbia
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$54,00050%134-91$403$161,530,00010Warner Bros.
11The Losers$53,00033%206123$257$23,361,0007Warner Bros.
12Hot Tub Time Machine$49,00036%203-161$241$50,178,00011MGM
13The Back-up Plan$42,86948%153-238$280$36,769,9707CBS Films
14The Ghost Writer$41,02677%14789$279$15,414,97316Summit
15MacGruber$40,00033%177-2369$226$8,432,0003Universal / Rogue
16Furry Vengeance$36,69043%125-122$294$16,593,1006Summit
17Death at a Funeral (2010)$35,54261%102-145$348$42,074,4718Sony / Screen Gems
18Shutter Island$32,90047%152-49$216$127,945,91316Paramount
19Kick-Ass$29,66942%117-46$254$47,618,9888Lionsgate
20Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$21,48850%105-72$205$60,059,32310Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$85,303110%2216$3,877$391,4403Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$81,0008%47-1$1,723$7,488,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Avatar$36,844104%46-38$801$749,180,32925Fox
4Kites$20,51563%58-118$354$1,587,8193Reliance Big Cinema
5Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$17,80851%81-27$220$88,653,67217Fox
6Princess Kaiulani$16,15932%25-13$646$692,8934Roadside Attractions
7Under the Sea 3D$11,000-21%17-1$647$22,292,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Secret of Kells$7,53544%24-1$314$562,27914GKIDS
9The Tooth Fairy$6,77640%46-30$147$59,989,54020Fox
10The Square (2010)$5,83786%172$343$302,8309Apparition
11Letters to God$73219%9--$81$2,842,3329Vivendi
12The Joneses$6531%7-1$93$1,438,1268Roadside Attractions