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. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$18,796,535-17%4,0280$4,666$226,889,3512Disney
2Grown Ups$11,436,627-22%3,534--$3,236$40,506,5621Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$5,775,186-28%3,098--$1,864$27,428,5131Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$4,551,394-27%3,74077$1,217$135,788,7213Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$1,842,291-25%3,242-302$568$63,047,4323Fox
6Shrek Forever After$988,406-20%2,340-867$422$229,539,0896Paramount / DreamWorks
7Get Him to the Greek$962,985-19%2,189-403$440$54,616,4954Universal
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$724,787-37%1,851-754$392$86,221,8795Disney
9Killers$544,108-28%2,271-348$240$43,938,7544Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$504,537-18%2,8250$179$9,171,0832Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$431,646-27%1,169-443$369$306,943,6478Paramount
12Marmaduke$267,858-32%1,110-1385$241$30,008,9414Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$357,223-24%901-779$396$93,072,6155Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$190,665-29%669-377$285$103,301,7707Universal
3How to Train Your Dragon$142,202-24%333120$427$215,422,52814Paramount / DreamWorks
4Solitary Man$139,885-35%17770$790$2,070,9156Anchor Bay
5Letters to Juliet$115,617-29%509-297$227$49,537,4297Summit
6Splice$69,836-28%340-604$205$16,229,1064Warner Bros
7Date Night$63,725-36%286-59$223$97,320,41912Fox
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$52,229-18%226-41$231$162,697,60813Warner Bros.
9City Island$43,104-27%105-28$411$6,156,28715Anchor Bay
10Death at a Funeral (2010)$41,166-27%156-5$264$42,594,45311Sony / Screen Gems
11Furry Vengeance$30,698-39%157-78$196$17,286,2759Summit
12The Back-up Plan$29,744-41%147-19$202$37,243,20210CBS Films
13Raavan$25,836-30%115-4$225$663,2862Reliance Big Pictures
14A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$25,721-15%172-56$150$62,902,1679Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Bounty Hunter$20,057-54%104-70$193$66,944,67815Sony / Columbia
16Just Wright$19,410-41%111-47$175$21,219,0927Fox Searchlight
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid$15,948-33%105-41$152$63,694,61815Fox
18Kick-Ass$11,480-10%102-55$113$48,043,50511Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$136,851-26%7031$1,955$1,064,3083Roadside Attractions
2Cyrus$96,224-19%1713$5,660$566,2592Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$72,939-16%500$1,459$9,161,46415Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$15,059-24%15-2$1,004$749,535,57428Fox
5Babies$14,940-17%64-33$233$7,198,2848Focus
6Under the Sea 3D$9,965-31%13-2$767$22,587,88772Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Square (2010)$6,109-9%8-4$764$379,69712Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$3,8524%150$257$637,99517GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$2,005-23%8-8$251$826,6247Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$1,214-30%3-4$405$1,465,19111Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$426-5%31$142$44,7236Hanover House
12Letters to God$1451%2--$73$2,848,58712Vivendi