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 Sun, Jun. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$15,784,685-25%3,663--$4,309$55,665,8051Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$6,651,316-29%3,535--$1,882$25,669,4551Fox
3Shrek Forever After$4,720,417-28%3,868-518$1,220$210,022,5574Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$2,878,000-24%2,7025$1,065$36,401,0002Universal
5Killers$2,051,764-36%2,8590$718$30,261,6242Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,807,823-32%3,108-538$582$72,228,3023Disney
7Marmaduke$1,662,389-33%3,2130$517$22,285,5402Fox
8Sex and the City 2$1,470,000-30%2,750-695$535$84,659,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,242,505-36%2,305-702$539$299,282,3906Paramount
10Splice$830,000-29%2,4500$339$13,154,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$720,000-36%1,895-704$380$99,464,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$461,150-33%1,331-631$346$46,754,2425Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$125,575-52%430-228$292$96,266,71810Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$97,000-27%333199$291$161,958,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$89,763-38%281-62$319$214,426,38112Paramount / DreamWorks
4Raajneeti$71,000-40%12413$573$1,287,0002UTV Communications
5City Island$70,395-47%159-18$443$5,655,54213Anchor Bay
6Just Wright$70,087-52%279-239$251$20,795,5715Fox Searchlight
7The Bounty Hunter$69,214-53%236-13$293$66,418,93113Sony / Columbia
8Babies$57,320-13%146-35$393$6,854,0166Focus
9Furry Vengeance$51,087-29%268143$191$16,821,9637Summit
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$41,558-34%202-42$206$63,364,89613Fox
11Kick-Ass$34,685-16%17861$195$47,790,7599Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$18,629-39%112-41$166$36,917,5098CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$18,000-40%125-169$144$62,578,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$15,000-32%127-79$118$23,528,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$102,453-41%5331$1,933$871,0814Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$72,000-13%481$1,500$8,092,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$25,114-26%4--$6,279$84,7971Roadside Attractions
4Avatar$21,091-24%26-20$811$749,316,79926Fox
5Death at a Funeral (2010)$14,322-52%66-36$217$42,192,7479Sony / Screen Gems
6Princess Kaiulani$11,047-11%261$425$771,4995Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$9,343-49%63-84$148$15,523,16817Summit
8Under the Sea 3D$9,000-36%15-2$600$22,399,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Secret of Kells$6,772-1%20-4$339$599,12515GKIDS
10Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,762-39%43-38$157$88,718,74818Fox
11The Square (2010)$3,651-42%170$215$326,61510Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$1,270-37%4--$318$4,9581Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$1,029-42%81$129$1,442,5709Roadside Attractions