Grosses

'Guardians' Adds $3.85M in First Place on Friday; 'As Above' Bows to $3.2M in Second Place; 'November Man' Takes $2.2M in FifthAugust 30, 2014 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports that Guardians of the Galaxy officially became the year's top domestic grosser on Friday with another $3.85 million added to its haul, off just 20 percent from last Friday, as it again claimed first place. That gives the film $262.1 million overall so far, surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier's final tally of $259.8 million. Through the same point in release (29 days), Guardians is now 13 percent ahead of the pace of Winter Soldier and just 1.6 percent behind that of 2008's original Iron Man. BoxOffice projects a $16.3 million 3-day weekend and a $21.8 million 4-day holiday frame.

Universal opened As Above So Below to a healthy $3.2 million yesterday after Thursday night's $470,000 preview grosses. The horror/thriller pic bowed 48 percent lower than 2012's The Possession (which also opened Labor Day weekend) and 36 percent under Oculus, however, As Above's modest $5 million production budget gives it a pass on that front. BoxOffice projects a $9.3 million 3-day and $11.2 million 4-day.

Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed $2.66 million yesterday, down 41 percent from the same day last week. The reboot has amassed $153.3 million through 22 days of release, 21 percent more than G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra through the same point. BoxOffice projects an $11.3 million 3-day weekend and $14.7 million 4-day.

Warner Bros. reports that If I Stay added $2.6 million yesterday, off 62 percent from opening day last week. The young adult drama has earned $23.2 million thus far, 42 percent more than The Host at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $9.4 million 3-day frame and $11.9 million 4-day.

Rounding out Friday's top five, Relativity Media's The November Man posted $2.2 million in its third day of release for a $3.89 million total so far. The film is pacing 14 percent behind 2011's The Debt, which also opened on Wednesday before Labor Day. BoxOffice projects The November Man will take in $8 million for the 3-day and $10.2 million for the 4-day.

On the limited release front, Sony's 30th anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters took in $490,000 from 784 locations on Friday. That's a per-theater average of $625. The performance is noticeably lower than that of 2012's Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX re-release ($1,648 opening day PTA) and 2012's Top Gun 3D ($1,757), although it should be noted that Ghostbusters doesn't have the advantage of premium priced tickets that those flicks carried. BoxOffice projects a $1.3 million 3-day and $1.7 million 4-day weekend.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday morning for official 3- and 4-day weekend estimates from the studios.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jun. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$8,199,763-24%4,38619$1,870$183,229,4533Paramount / DreamWorks
2Get Him to the Greek$4,868,000-24%2,697--$1,805$17,571,0001Universal
3Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$4,083,535-29%3,6460$1,120$59,621,7212Disney
4Killers$3,932,224-37%2,859--$1,375$15,837,2661Lionsgate
5Marmaduke$3,446,497-27%3,213--$1,073$11,599,6611Fox
6Sex and the City 2$3,283,000-30%3,4450$953$73,128,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
7Iron Man 2$2,247,495-35%3,007-797$747$291,429,8705Paramount
8Splice$1,890,000-32%2,450--$771$7,385,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$1,546,000-34%2,599-774$595$94,496,0004Universal
10Letters to Juliet$820,110-35%1,962-863$418$43,337,8364Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Raajneeti$246,000-30%111--$2,216$850,0001UTV Communications
2Just Wright$182,845-49%518-677$353$20,193,7784Fox Searchlight
3Date Night$168,922-52%658-468$257$95,334,4529Fox
4How to Train Your Dragon$147,310-28%343-482$429$213,883,14311Paramount / DreamWorks
5City Island$87,622-44%177-24$495$5,272,44412Anchor Bay
6Babies$86,895-14%181-120$480$6,529,1795Focus
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$58,760-33%244-39$241$63,067,07912Fox
8The Bounty Hunter$57,028-32%249-38$229$65,958,84612Sony / Columbia
9A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$51,000-44%294-597$173$62,412,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Losers$38,000-28%206123$184$23,398,0007Warner Bros.
11Hot Tub Time Machine$36,000-27%203-161$177$50,214,00011MGM
12Clash of the Titans (2010)$32,000-41%134-91$239$161,562,00010Warner Bros.
13MacGruber$29,000-28%177-2369$164$8,461,0003Universal / Rogue
14The Ghost Writer$26,103-36%14789$178$15,441,07616Summit
15The Back-up Plan$23,688-45%153-238$155$36,793,6587CBS Films
16Kick-Ass$22,573-24%117-46$193$47,641,5618Lionsgate
17Shutter Island$22,492-32%152-49$148$127,968,40516Paramount
18Furry Vengeance$19,692-46%125-122$158$16,612,7926Summit
19Death at a Funeral (2010)$18,043-49%102-145$177$42,092,5148Sony / Screen Gems
20Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$13,273-38%105-72$126$60,072,59610Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$73,000-10%47-1$1,553$7,561,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$48,449-43%2216$2,202$439,8893Anchor Bay
3Avatar$21,761-41%46-38$473$749,202,09025Fox
4Princess Kaiulani$15,339-5%25-13$614$708,2324Roadside Attractions
5Kites$14,647-29%58-118$253$1,602,4663Reliance Big Cinema
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,448-36%81-27$141$88,665,12017Fox
7Under the Sea 3D$9,000-18%17-1$529$22,301,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Secret of Kells$8,2089%24-1$342$570,48714GKIDS
9The Tooth Fairy$5,465-19%46-30$119$59,995,00520Fox
10The Square (2010)$4,148-29%172$244$306,9789Apparition
11Letters to God$558-24%9--$62$2,842,8909Vivendi
12The Joneses$467-28%7-1$67$1,438,5938Roadside Attractions