Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.9M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.1MSeptember 02, 2014 12:30 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took $22.91 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 $281.20 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 film grossed $17.08 million over the three-day frame this weekend.

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 $15.62 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 7 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 $166.28 million. The film took in $11.92 million over the three-day frame.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with a four-day take of $11.77 million. That represented a respectable 25 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.33 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21.5 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The film grossed $9.31 million over the three-day frame.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with $10.28 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 film took in $8.63 million over the three-day weekend.

The November Man opened in sixth with a four-day take of $10.11 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 $11.79 million. That places The November Man 20 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The November Man grossed $7.91 million over the three-day weekend.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with a four-day gross of $10.37 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 4 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 $59.49 million. The film took in $8.29 million over the three-day frame.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with a four-day take of $3.36 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,791 from 382 locations. Cantinflas grossed $2.66 million over the three-day frame.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed $2.31 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster took in $1.76 million over the three-day weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jul. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$19,211,530-12%3,792--$5,066$62,785,3371Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$9,942,840-22%3,50125$2,840$118,434,5552Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$5,171,472-26%3,504--$1,476$24,708,0591Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$3,822,194-26%4,001-467$955$264,791,8973Summit
5Toy Story 3$3,739,033-21%3,177-576$1,177$362,965,3785Disney
6Grown Ups$2,795,064-30%3,074-389$909$129,165,3574Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$2,454,848-20%2,805-398$875$115,138,6073Paramount
8Predators$2,156,303-20%2,6690$808$40,300,5432Fox
9Knight and Day$978,069-35%1,925-703$508$69,117,4004Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$668,790-29%1,532-926$437$169,290,6756Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$330,949-28%446246$742$5,084,1865Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$171,750-23%36229$474$310,018,59011Paramount
3The A-Team$118,691-38%428-808$277$75,207,2066Fox
4Winter's Bone$102,918-33%12115$851$3,064,0526Roadside Attractions
5Shrek Forever After$79,467-31%240-221$331$234,393,5839Paramount / DreamWorks
6Marmaduke$77,317-28%274-109$282$32,090,4057Fox
7Letters to Juliet$68,718-28%27231$253$52,129,85810Summit
8How to Train Your Dragon$66,151-31%228-26$290$217,387,99717Paramount / DreamWorks
9Solitary Man$50,842-38%146-26$348$3,850,7969Anchor Bay
10Robin Hood$44,070-40%226-74$195$104,839,03010Universal
11Get Him to the Greek$44,070-40%287-155$154$60,009,7707Universal
12Date Night$35,988-33%166-39$217$98,258,66415Fox
13Killers$32,813-24%166-103$198$46,090,7807Lionsgate
14Splice$19,973-21%117-87$171$16,920,1927Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$345,210-20%3831$9,084$1,813,8662Focus
2Hubble 3D$87,468-19%530$1,650$10,855,30818Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$31,017-16%97-59$320$94,936,6568Warner Bros. / New Line
4Under the Sea 3D$22,040-19%130$1,695$22,969,60675Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Jonah Hex$16,032-63%46-19$349$10,192,0145Warner Bros.
6City Island$11,331-35%49-16$231$6,573,59218Anchor Bay
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$10,642-26%67-63$159$163,192,11416Warner Bros.
8Just Wright$8,904-32%56-24$159$21,476,68610Fox Searchlight
9I Hate Luv Storys$8,593-38%35-44$246$826,5613UTV
10Avatar$4,549-37%4-5$1,137$749,701,42031Fox
11Grease Sing-a-Long$3,957-91%219$188$225,7632Paramount
12The Back-up Plan$3,381-33%25-36$135$37,481,24213CBS Films
13Princess Kaiulani$929-7%3-3$310$855,35510Roadside Attractions
14The Secret of Kells$91824%6-4$153$686,46020GKIDS
15The Square (2010)$888-34%4-1$222$404,89815Apparition
16Udaan$621-56%2--$311$2,7151UTV Communications