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 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