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. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$21,064,84212%3,663--$5,751$39,881,1201Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$9,357,579-3%3,535--$2,647$19,018,1391Fox
3Shrek Forever After$6,586,70348%3,868-518$1,703$205,302,1404Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$3,768,00014%2,7025$1,395$33,523,0002Universal
5Killers$3,225,01218%2,8590$1,128$28,209,8602Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,661,84732%3,108-538$856$70,420,4793Disney
7Marmaduke$2,466,81331%3,2130$768$20,623,1512Fox
8Sex and the City 2$2,100,00012%2,750-695$764$83,188,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,936,63844%2,305-702$840$298,039,8856Paramount
10Splice$1,173,00025%2,4500$479$12,324,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$1,118,00044%1,895-704$590$98,744,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$690,41227%1,331-631$519$46,063,8305Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$263,37724%430-228$613$96,141,14310Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$147,4709%236-13$625$66,349,71713Sony / Columbia
3Just Wright$144,93137%279-239$519$20,725,4845Fox Searchlight
4How to Train Your Dragon$143,86849%281-62$512$214,336,61812Paramount / DreamWorks
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$133,00036%333199$399$161,861,00011Warner Bros.
6City Island$131,729117%159-18$828$5,585,14713Anchor Bay
7Raajneeti$119,00055%12413$960$1,019,0002UTV Communications
8Furry Vengeance$72,07439%268143$269$16,770,8767Summit
9Babies$66,21743%146-35$454$6,796,6966Focus
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$62,70523%202-42$310$63,323,33813Fox
11Kick-Ass$41,11426%17861$231$47,756,0749Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$30,5210%112-41$273$36,898,8808CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$30,00020%125-169$240$62,560,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$22,00022%127-79$173$23,513,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$173,23084%5331$3,268$768,6284Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$83,000-1%481$1,729$8,020,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$34,13234%4--$8,533$59,6831Roadside Attractions
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$29,94526%66-36$454$42,178,4259Sony / Screen Gems
5Avatar$27,71374%26-20$1,066$749,295,70826Fox
6The Ghost Writer$18,45363%63-84$293$15,513,82517Summit
7Under the Sea 3D$14,0000%15-2$933$22,390,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Princess Kaiulani$12,3678%261$476$760,4525Roadside Attractions
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,16823%43-38$260$88,711,98618Fox
10The Secret of Kells$6,84895%20-4$342$592,35315GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$6,34884%170$373$322,96410Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$2,02020%4--$505$3,6881Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$1,789174%81$224$1,441,5419Roadside Attractions