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 Thu, Jun. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$2,784,275-3%4,38619$635$194,252,0663Paramount / DreamWorks
2Get Him to the Greek$1,956,025-13%2,697--$725$26,458,3151Universal
3Killers$1,508,954-6%2,859--$528$22,253,6171Lionsgate
4Sex and the City 2$1,462,400-6%3,4450$424$79,220,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
5Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,462,378-3%3,6460$401$65,742,1522Disney
6Marmaduke$1,151,674-9%3,213--$358$16,278,8361Fox
7Iron Man 2$853,5931%3,007-797$284$294,761,1845Paramount
8Splice$603,000-10%2,450--$246$10,211,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$584,425-2%2,599-774$225$96,848,5404Universal
10Letters to Juliet$459,6382%1,962-863$234$45,060,3014Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$88,3482%658-468$134$95,665,4279Fox
2Just Wright$64,314-8%518-677$124$20,475,1304Fox Searchlight
3How to Train Your Dragon$52,930-11%343-482$154$214,095,92211Paramount / DreamWorks
4Babies$43,2792%181-120$239$6,684,3095Focus
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid$36,662-8%244-39$150$63,209,48712Fox
6City Island$30,035-14%177-24$170$5,392,77112Anchor Bay
7Raajneeti$29,000-33%111--$261$1,019,0001UTV Communications
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$22,0005%294-597$75$62,506,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Losers$18,000-5%206123$87$23,473,0007Warner Bros.
10Hot Tub Time Machine$18,000-5%203-161$89$50,288,00011MGM
11Clash of the Titans (2010)$17,0006%134-91$127$161,629,00010Warner Bros.
12MacGruber$14,160-6%177-2369$80$8,525,6003Universal / Rogue
13The Back-up Plan$11,232-2%153-238$73$36,837,7737CBS Films
14Shutter Island$10,924-8%152-49$72$128,012,93416Paramount
15The Ghost Writer$10,803-10%14789$73$15,484,06616Summit
16Kick-Ass$10,20610%117-46$87$47,682,4078Lionsgate
17Furry Vengeance$8,143-14%125-122$65$16,646,7836Summit
18Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$5,8405%105-72$56$60,095,85210Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$76,0001%47-1$1,617$7,851,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$15,00055%17-1$882$22,363,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Avatar$14,27112%46-38$310$749,252,03225Fox
4Solitary Man$13,419-29%2216$610$503,7223Anchor Bay
5Princess Kaiulani$7,78525%25-13$311$736,6024Roadside Attractions
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,940-9%81-27$86$88,691,72917Fox
7The Tooth Fairy$3,229-9%46-30$70$60,008,77020Fox
8The Secret of Kells$2,7427%24-1$114$581,98514GKIDS
9The Square (2010)$1,607-14%172$95$313,1589Apparition
10Letters to God$285-14%9-5$32$2,844,0539Vivendi
11The Joneses$78-66%7-1$11$1,439,1058Roadside Attractions