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 Fri, Aug. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Guys$13,124,233--3,651--$3,595$13,124,2331Sony / Columbia
2Step Up 3D$6,657,326--2,435--$2,734$6,657,3261Disney
3Inception$5,552,03653%3,418-127$1,624$214,684,1354Warner Bros.
4Dinner for Schmucks$3,372,41023%3,00493$1,123$39,617,9622Paramount / DreamWorks
5Salt$3,289,80649%3,317-295$992$84,169,9473Sony / Columbia
6Despicable Me$2,849,85524%3,413-189$835$202,853,8405Universal
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$2,160,40630%3,7050$583$21,686,5562Warner Bros.
8Charlie St. Cloud$1,716,42528%2,7257$630$20,512,5552Universal
9Toy Story 3$877,8325%1,714-391$512$394,146,0868Disney
10Grown Ups$777,32927%1,769-500$439$154,040,5537Sony / Columbia
11The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$724,13616%1,704-630$425$291,535,7446Summit
12The Sorcerer's Apprentice$692,39010%1,766-758$392$55,394,0074Disney
13Ramona and Beezus$521,418-30%1,478-1241$353$19,973,0783Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$720,93667%994147$725$12,163,9415Focus
2The Last Airbender$200,778-14%639-599$314$128,467,1456Paramount
3The Karate Kid (2010)$182,920129%442-19$414$173,453,9309Sony / Columbia
4Predators$133,0153%454-419$293$50,187,0135Fox
5Shrek Forever After$131,98621%308-22$429$236,251,78612Paramount / DreamWorks
6Middle Men$103,683--252--$411$103,6831Paramount
7Knight and Day$99,1778%336-495$295$74,643,4787Fox
8Winter's Bone$80,026100%1412$568$4,262,2769Roadside Attractions
9The A-Team$59,60346%241-41$247$76,393,6729Fox
10Iron Man 2$56,80219%224-62$254$311,669,46814Paramount
11Killers$38,18363%172-47$222$46,787,82210Lionsgate
12Twelve$35,518--231--$154$35,5181Hannover House
13Marmaduke$33,9184%170-60$200$33,079,17210Fox
14Cyrus$26,486-17%132-84$201$7,065,2118Fox Searchlight
15Get Him to the Greek$23,095-75%110-45$210$60,853,90510Universal
16Sex and the City 2$22,506267%200158$113$95,183,89011Warner Bros. / New Line
17Letters to Juliet$19,912-4%103-70$193$52,856,25613Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$88,550-5%530$1,671$12,605,39821Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Flipped$73,034--45--$1,623$73,0341Warner Bros.
3Under the Sea 3D$22,411-18%130$1,724$23,445,61878Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Concert$17,603364%1917$926$53,9193Weinstein Company
5The Disappearance of Alice Creed$12,840--10--$1,284$12,8401Anchor Bay
6Solitary Man$12,41867%45-18$276$4,177,07312Anchor Bay
7Date Night$9,189-8%46-30$200$98,587,74018Fox
8Jonah Hex$5,575-26%25-58$223$10,528,9158Warner Bros.
9Avatar$2,685-47%1-1$2,685$749,758,31334Fox
10Grease Sing-a-Long$2,477--21-12$118$299,1075Paramount
11City Island$1,235-11%7-8$176$6,652,09921Anchor Bay
12Princess Kaiulani$379-42%1-1$379$860,73813Roadside Attractions