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 Mon, Jun. 7 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$2,493,995-49%2,697--$925$20,064,9501Universal
2Shrek Forever After$2,425,885-70%4,38619$553$185,655,3383Paramount / DreamWorks
3Killers$1,584,513-60%2,859--$554$17,421,7791Lionsgate
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,530,775-63%3,6460$420$61,152,4962Disney
5Sex and the City 2$1,427,000-57%3,4450$414$74,556,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
6Marmaduke$991,791-71%3,213--$309$12,591,4521Fox
7Iron Man 2$802,229-64%3,007-797$267$292,232,0995Paramount
8Splice$788,000-58%2,450--$322$8,173,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$571,780-63%2,599-774$220$95,067,7904Universal
10Letters to Juliet$363,245-56%1,962-863$185$43,701,0814Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Wright$77,037-58%518-677$149$20,270,8154Fox Searchlight
2Date Night$75,631-55%658-468$115$95,410,0839Fox
3How to Train Your Dragon$44,274-70%343-482$129$213,927,41711Paramount / DreamWorks
4Raajneeti$41,000-83%111--$369$878,0001UTV Communications
5Babies$32,578-63%181-120$180$6,561,7575Focus
6A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$28,000-45%294-597$95$62,440,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$26,083-56%244-39$107$63,093,16212Fox
8City Island$23,462-73%177-24$133$5,295,90612Anchor Bay
9MacGruber$18,585-36%177-2369$105$8,479,5803Universal / Rogue
10Hot Tub Time Machine$18,000-50%203-161$89$50,232,00011MGM
11The Losers$18,000-53%206123$87$23,416,0007Warner Bros.
12Clash of the Titans (2010)$15,000-53%134-91$112$161,578,00010Warner Bros.
13Kick-Ass$11,074-51%117-46$95$47,652,6358Lionsgate
14Shutter Island$10,460-53%152-49$69$127,978,86516Paramount
15The Ghost Writer$9,134-65%14789$62$15,450,21016Summit
16The Back-up Plan$9,061-62%153-238$59$36,802,7197CBS Films
17Furry Vengeance$7,332-63%125-122$59$16,620,1246Summit
18Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$5,859-56%105-72$56$60,078,45510Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$66,000-10%47-1$1,404$7,627,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$12,909-73%2216$587$452,7983Anchor Bay
3Under the Sea 3D$12,00033%17-1$706$22,321,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$11,412-48%46-38$248$749,213,50225Fox
5Princess Kaiulani$6,878-55%25-13$275$715,1104Roadside Attractions
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$5,372-53%81-27$66$88,670,49217Fox
7The Tooth Fairy$3,037-44%46-30$66$59,998,04220Fox
8The Secret of Kells$2,714-67%24-1$113$573,20114GKIDS
9The Square (2010)$1,441-65%172$85$308,4199Apparition
10Letters to God$193-65%9-5$21$2,843,0839Vivendi
11The Joneses$141-70%7-1$20$1,438,7348Roadside Attractions