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 Wed, Oct. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Social Network$1,231,517-11%2,7710$444$50,818,2942Sony / Columbia
2Life As We Know It$1,080,372-13%3,150--$343$18,531,2991Warner Bros.
3Secretariat$1,057,498-12%3,072--$344$16,842,0151Disney
4The Town$550,343-10%2,720-215$202$75,956,4634Warner Bros.
5Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$401,649-13%2,829-768$142$45,111,3833Fox
6My Soul to Take$386,125-21%2,572--$150$8,372,0601Universal / Rogue
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$365,460-14%3,225-350$113$41,337,4953Warner Bros.
8Easy A$275,755-11%2,847-127$97$49,375,1834Sony / Screen Gems
9Case 39$226,803-11%2,2121$103$10,482,4762Paramount Vantage
10Let Me In$218,634-13%2,04221$107$9,996,4692Relativity / Overture
11You Again$191,513-12%2,332-216$82$21,543,1453Disney
12Resident Evil: Afterlife$111,123-6%1,012-895$110$59,269,3185Sony / Screen Gems
13Devil$108,150-12%1,442-950$75$30,486,1054Universal
14Alpha and Omega$94,661-13%1,616-687$59$21,632,2084Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Oct. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1It's Kind of a Funny Story$165,485-6%742--$223$2,619,3541Focus
2Waiting for 'Superman'$78,96315%10369$767$1,685,1933Paramount Vantage
3Inception$44,102-4%403-222$109$289,350,07613Warner Bros.
4Catfish$41,4706%1437$290$2,380,8344Universal / Rogue
5Never Let Me Go$39,894-12%167124$239$1,292,0374Fox Searchlight
6Takers$25,232-14%412-361$61$56,877,9747Sony / Screen Gems
7Despicable Me$22,945-7%353-110$65$246,672,18014Universal
8The Expendables$12,017-7%225-185$53$102,777,4059Lionsgate
9Dinner for Schmucks$10,240-7%159-102$64$73,014,53111Paramount / DreamWorks
10The American$9,905-6%174-200$57$35,409,0686Focus
11Machete$9,578-3%167-147$57$26,421,6736Fox
12Nanny McPhee Returns$9,540-15%318-163$30$28,776,4558Universal
13Lottery Ticket$8,684-1%194-108$45$24,486,8168Warner Bros.
14Going the Distance (2010)$7,870-16%19675$40$17,775,0376Warner Bros. / New Line
15Vampires Suck$6,312-10%190-71$33$36,538,9748Fox
16Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$4,085-10%119-69$34$43,534,67611Warner Bros.
17Ramona and Beezus$4,0395%106-55$38$26,057,80712Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Oct. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$35,56612%602$593$16,561,44930Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Buried$26,204-14%9259$285$610,1473Lionsgate
3Under the Sea 3D$9,62033%180$534$24,440,04687Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Stone$8,234-17%6--$1,372$104,7981Relativity / Overture
5Jack Goes Boating$6,193-13%9011$69$393,9314Relativity / Overture
6Winter's Bone$4,28956%57-21$75$6,177,09018Roadside Attractions
7Nowhere Boy$4,104-7%4--$1,026$67,6931Weinstein Company
8Avatar$3,767-14%14-5$269$760,318,38243Fox
9The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$3,7281%83-58$45$300,489,84715Summit
10I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$3,59418%12--$300$44,2771Anchor Bay
11The Kids Are All Right$3,23829%31-33$104$20,783,57114Focus
12The Tillman Story$2,58711%24-3$108$675,1288Weinstein Company
13Piranha 3D$2,49014%54-41$46$24,958,8968Weinstein Company
14The Concert$1,22730%10-11$123$634,88712Weinstein Company
15Flipped$591-13%18-17$33$1,754,13610Warner Bros.
16The Disappearance of Alice Creed$231-26%2-1$116$165,03710Anchor Bay