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 Fri, Oct. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jackass 3D$22,044,604--3,081--$7,155$22,044,6041Paramount
2Red (2010)$7,306,494--3,255--$2,245$7,306,4941Summit
3The Social Network$3,338,908157%2,86897$1,164$55,457,8773Sony / Columbia
4Life As We Know It$3,053,639169%3,1500$969$26,188,3772Warner Bros.
5Secretariat$2,840,157142%3,0720$925$20,854,2122Disney
6The Town$1,237,276114%2,368-352$522$77,770,8995Warner Bros.
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$1,042,205143%2,502-723$417$42,808,7454Warner Bros.
8My Soul to Take$1,010,405171%2,529-43$400$9,755,6902Universal / Rogue
9Easy A$857,947178%2,314-533$371$50,541,9725Sony / Screen Gems
10Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$723,35672%2,045-784$354$46,255,0864Fox
11Case 39$388,42465%1,406-806$276$11,105,7223Paramount Vantage
12You Again$376,49769%1,588-744$237$22,142,5104Disney
13Let Me In$255,38116%1,211-831$211$10,471,3963Relativity / Overture

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1N-Secure$422,879--486--$870$422,8791Freestyle
2It's Kind of a Funny Story$402,015148%75715$531$3,183,7212Focus
3Devil$302,650162%891-551$340$30,904,1155Universal
4Waiting for 'Superman'$261,510175%18279$1,437$2,041,8604Paramount Vantage
5Alpha and Omega$182,31562%969-647$188$21,926,8515Lionsgate
6Inception$110,094106%297-106$371$289,513,71514Warner Bros.
7Never Let Me Go$98,802140%23265$426$1,432,0725Fox Searchlight
8Resident Evil: Afterlife$98,489-15%438-574$225$59,483,0196Sony / Screen Gems
9Despicable Me$97,940192%332-21$295$246,803,65515Universal
10Nowhere Boy$90,2462359%215211$420$161,6092Weinstein Company
11I Want Your Money$84,147--537--$157$84,1471Freestyle
12Catfish$63,22066%116-27$545$2,482,0365Universal / Rogue
13Eat Pray Love$54,811--30388$181$80,144,09410Sony / Columbia
14The Expendables$54,253293%30681$177$102,845,44810Lionsgate
15Takers$51,05878%215-197$237$56,957,6648Sony / Screen Gems
16Salt$46,017--200-66$230$118,072,42513Sony / Columbia
17Buried$42,11171%10311$409$676,8624Lionsgate
18The Other Guys$36,687--174-115$211$118,131,64111Sony / Columbia
19Nanny McPhee Returns$28,760101%205-113$140$28,819,5259Universal
20Lottery Ticket$22,853157%138-56$166$24,518,5749Warner Bros.
21The American$22,343106%144-30$155$35,442,2567Focus
22Grown Ups$21,642--114-45$190$161,864,77117Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stone$67,552710%4135$1,648$180,6932Relativity / Overture
2Hereafter$60,701--6--$10,117$60,7011Warner Bros.
3Hubble 3D$57,23737%611$938$16,660,32431Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Conviction$29,146--11--$2,650$29,1461Fox Searchlight
5Under the Sea 3D$16,82159%16-2$1,051$24,467,46688Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Machete$12,85530%96-71$134$26,444,3807Fox
7Vampires Suck$11,52365%87-103$132$36,557,4779Fox
8Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$9,958116%77-42$129$43,549,25012Warner Bros.
9The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$9,29790%49-34$190$300,504,05016Summit
10Ramona and Beezus$8,82541%54-52$163$26,072,87713Fox
11Jack Goes Boating$7,541-3%49-41$154$409,2485Relativity / Overture
12I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$5,51136%11-1$501$54,3192Anchor Bay
13The Kids Are All Right$4,99623%28-3$178$20,792,62515Focus
14Going the Distance (2010)$4,463-45%58-138$77$17,787,6027Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Tillman Story$3,69016%17-7$217$681,9869Weinstein Company
16Avatar$3,012-38%10-4$301$760,326,23444Fox
17Piranha 3D$2,93317%28-26$105$24,964,3359Weinstein Company
18Marwencol$2,278--10$2,278$8,6572Cinema Guild
19Winter's Bone$2,226-12%34-18$65$6,181,83519Roadside Attractions
20The Concert$1,55080%9-1$172$637,30013Weinstein Company
21The Disappearance of Alice Creed$2160%1-1$216$165,47011Anchor Bay