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 Mon, Jun. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$8,921,924-53%4,0280$2,215$235,811,2752Disney
2Grown Ups$5,310,771-54%3,534--$1,503$45,817,3331Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$2,163,763-63%3,098--$698$29,592,2761Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$2,136,427-53%3,74077$571$137,925,1483Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$867,968-53%3,242-302$268$63,915,4003Fox
6Get Him to the Greek$569,140-41%2,189-403$260$55,185,6354Universal
7Shrek Forever After$515,236-48%2,340-867$220$230,054,3256Paramount / DreamWorks
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$361,669-50%1,851-754$195$86,583,5485Disney
9Killers$294,109-46%2,271-348$130$44,232,8634Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$261,120-48%2,8250$92$9,432,2032Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$194,463-55%1,169-443$166$307,138,1108Paramount
12Marmaduke$157,106-41%1,110-1385$142$30,166,0474Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$192,100-46%901-779$213$93,264,7155Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$90,315-53%669-377$135$103,392,0857Universal
3How to Train Your Dragon$89,135-37%333120$268$215,511,66314Paramount / DreamWorks
4Letters to Juliet$68,848-40%509-297$135$49,606,2777Summit
5Solitary Man$45,853-67%17770$259$2,120,4076Anchor Bay
6Splice$36,815-47%340-604$108$16,265,9214Warner Bros
7Date Night$32,720-49%286-59$114$97,353,13912Fox
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$25,637-51%226-41$113$162,723,24513Warner Bros.
9The Back-up Plan$15,988-46%147-19$109$37,259,19010CBS Films
10Furry Vengeance$15,824-48%157-78$101$17,302,0999Summit
11City Island$14,878-65%105-28$142$6,171,16515Anchor Bay
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$13,133-49%172-56$76$62,915,3009Warner Bros. / New Line
13Just Wright$11,123-43%111-47$100$21,230,2157Fox Searchlight
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid$10,089-37%105-41$96$63,704,70715Fox
15Kick-Ass$7,228-37%102-55$71$48,050,73311Lionsgate
16Raavan$7,209-72%115-5$63$670,4952Reliance Big Pictures

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$60,061-18%500$1,201$9,223,48915Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Winter's Bone$49,933-64%7031$713$1,114,2643Roadside Attractions
3Cyrus$38,971-59%1713$2,292$605,2302Fox Searchlight
4Under the Sea 3D$10,6927%13-2$822$22,597,42972Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Avatar$9,455-37%15-2$630$749,545,02928Fox
6Babies$8,561-43%64-33$134$7,206,8458Focus
7The Square (2010)$1,840-70%8-4$230$381,53712Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$1,553-60%150$104$639,54817GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$1,197-40%8-8$150$827,3907Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$381-69%3-4$127$1,465,57211Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$113-73%20$57$45,1466Hanover House