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 Wed, Jun. 30 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$68,533,840--4,416--$15,519$68,533,8400Summit
2Toy Story 3$7,315,449-11%4,0280$1,816$251,344,6632Disney
3Grown Ups$4,089,557-11%3,534--$1,157$54,486,6461Sony / Columbia
4The Karate Kid (2010)$1,791,851-15%3,291-372$544$141,831,3673Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$1,756,549-17%3,09855$567$33,477,3371Fox
6The A-Team$712,643-14%2,585-959$276$65,459,3853Fox
7Shrek Forever After$500,220-5%2,340-867$214$231,079,4966Paramount / DreamWorks
8Get Him to the Greek$322,975-31%1,267-1112$255$55,979,2454Universal
9Iron Man 2$175,166-3%1,169-443$150$307,493,5168Paramount
10Killers$129,916-49%1,093-1526$119$44,616,0164Lionsgate
11Jonah Hex$107,138-54%2,8250$38$9,772,4672Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$258,051-32%869-1408$297$87,221,5485Disney
2Letters to Juliet$249,814124%509-297$491$49,967,8217Summit
3Sex and the City 2$118,436-41%901-779$131$93,585,3195Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon$92,083-17%333120$277$215,714,81414Paramount / DreamWorks
5Marmaduke$73,759-55%481-1267$153$30,403,4334Fox
6Robin Hood$52,080-40%372-431$140$103,531,1357Universal
7Solitary Man$42,514-22%17770$240$2,217,4846Anchor Bay
8Furry Vengeance$29,22753%157-78$186$17,350,3959Summit
9Date Night$28,453-18%286-12$99$97,416,12612Fox
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$24,029-9%226-41$106$162,773,68013Warner Bros.
11Splice$19,687-45%340-604$58$16,321,1484Warner Bros
12City Island$13,960-18%105-28$133$6,202,13615Anchor Bay
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid$13,243-14%105-41$126$63,733,34715Fox
14The Back-up Plan$12,441-38%147-19$85$37,291,63210CBS Films
15A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$11,473-9%172-56$67$62,939,3819Warner Bros. / New Line
16Just Wright$7,845-28%111-47$71$21,248,9137Fox Searchlight
17Kick-Ass$6,456-11%102-55$63$48,064,42211Lionsgate
18Raavan$5,324-47%115-5$46$685,8022Reliance Big Pictures

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$71,92010%500$1,438$9,361,54315Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Winter's Bone$51,705-8%7031$739$1,221,9033Roadside Attractions
3Cyrus$35,627-4%1713$2,096$677,8292Fox Searchlight
4Under the Sea 3D$12,344-12%13-2$950$22,623,82772Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Babies$8,836-35%64-33$138$7,229,3238Focus
6Avatar$4,333-65%151$289$749,561,61228Fox
7The Square (2010)$2,09317%8-4$262$385,42512Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$1,743-3%150$116$643,09617GKIDS
9Racing Dreams$1,306528%31$435$46,6606Hanover House
10Princess Kaiulani$633-57%8-8$79$829,4957Roadside Attractions
11The Joneses$4792%3-4$160$69,00411Roadside Attractions