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. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$22,590,49126%4,0280$5,608$208,092,8162Disney
2Grown Ups$14,662,3422%3,534--$4,149$29,069,9351Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$8,042,45027%3,098--$2,596$21,653,3271Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$6,234,66031%3,74077$1,667$131,237,3273Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$2,451,78928%3,242-302$756$61,205,1413Fox
6Shrek Forever After$1,240,49342%2,340-867$530$228,550,6836Paramount / DreamWorks
7Get Him to the Greek$1,181,80019%2,189-403$540$53,653,5104Universal
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,153,86319%1,851-754$623$85,497,0925Disney
9Killers$759,81620%2,271-348$335$43,394,6464Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$617,17922%2,8250$218$8,666,5462Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$593,76644%1,169-443$508$306,512,0018Paramount
12Marmaduke$394,41625%1,110-1385$355$29,741,0834Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$472,57821%901-779$525$92,715,3925Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$267,59540%669-377$400$103,111,1057Universal
3Solitary Man$214,72076%17770$1,213$1,931,0306Anchor Bay
4How to Train Your Dragon$186,16025%333120$559$215,280,32614Paramount / DreamWorks
5Letters to Juliet$162,49827%509-297$319$49,421,8127Summit
6Date Night$99,76328%286-59$349$97,256,69412Fox
7Splice$97,49834%340-604$287$16,159,2704Warner Bros
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$64,03433%226-41$283$162,645,37913Warner Bros.
9City Island$58,66598%105-28$559$6,113,18315Anchor Bay
10Death at a Funeral (2010)$56,77229%156-5$364$42,553,28711Sony / Screen Gems
11Furry Vengeance$50,49920%157-78$322$17,255,5779Summit
12The Back-up Plan$50,31213%147-19$342$37,213,45810CBS Films
13The Bounty Hunter$44,05125%104-70$424$66,924,62115Sony / Columbia
14Raavan$37,08737%115-4$322$637,4502Reliance Big Pictures
15Just Wright$32,79549%111-47$295$21,199,6827Fox Searchlight
16A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$30,27326%172-56$176$62,876,4469Warner Bros. / New Line
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid$23,9159%105-41$228$63,678,67015Fox
18Kick-Ass$12,80820%102-55$126$48,032,02511Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$184,56459%7031$2,637$927,4573Roadside Attractions
2Cyrus$119,45640%1713$7,027$470,0352Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$86,75320%500$1,735$9,088,52515Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$19,879106%15-2$1,325$749,520,51528Fox
5Babies$17,97848%64-33$281$7,183,3448Focus
6Under the Sea 3D$14,41151%13-2$1,109$22,577,92272Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Square (2010)$6,73936%8-4$842$373,58812Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$3,70328%150$247$634,14317GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$2,60058%8-8$325$824,6197Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$1,725101%3-4$575$1,463,97711Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$44842%31$149$44,2976Hanover House
12Letters to God$143-17%2--$72$2,848,44212Vivendi