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, Oct. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw 3D$10,676,000--2,808--$3,802$10,676,0001Lionsgate
2Paranormal Activity 2$5,799,725193%3,23923$1,791$54,957,5902Paramount
3Red (2010)$3,432,030205%3,34976$1,025$51,525,8243Summit
4Jackass 3D$3,150,335130%3,13928$1,004$96,303,7303Paramount
5Hereafter$2,076,209166%2,424243$857$17,917,6793Warner Bros.
6Secretariat$1,587,559179%3,1080$511$41,290,7064Disney
7The Social Network$1,528,578201%2,767-154$552$76,534,4575Sony / Columbia
8Life As We Know It$1,448,123200%2,860-159$506$40,925,9624Warner Bros.
9The Town$618,222166%1,608-310$384$86,269,8297Warner Bros.
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$481,518190%2,010-226$240$51,397,0256Warner Bros.
11Easy A$380,352212%1,262-370$301$55,613,4097Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$561,2541895%565510$993$1,113,8683Fox Searchlight
2Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$241,085124%933-322$258$50,676,9506Fox
3Waiting for 'Superman'$176,74782%33040$536$4,254,5736Paramount Vantage
4Devil$165,165371%635-7$260$32,740,8307Universal
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$156,893163%477-83$329$5,499,5344Focus
6Inception$121,472136%401-51$303$290,707,14916Warner Bros.
7Alpha and Omega$108,539181%676-51$161$23,774,9797Lionsgate
8My Soul to Take$89,05032%713-976$125$14,437,8654Universal / Rogue
9N-Secure$86,413164%367-78$235$2,192,7323Freestyle
10Despicable Me$79,875229%33511$238$247,688,97017Universal
11Stone$77,107122%12512$617$1,107,8444Relativity / Overture
12The Other Guys$61,708--302-1$204$118,637,20213Sony / Columbia
13Case 39$54,78755%406-315$135$12,914,4215Paramount Vantage
14Let Me In$51,18693%378-135$135$11,781,0495Relativity / Overture
15Nowhere Boy$39,06380%153-62$255$896,3884Weinstein Company
16Catfish$32,85093%137-2$240$2,980,8837Universal / Rogue
17Never Let Me Go$29,19621%126-52$232$2,121,1747Fox Searchlight
18Takers$24,785--132-18$188$57,317,72510Sony / Screen Gems
19Resident Evil: Afterlife$20,193--140-73$144$60,078,2858Sony / Screen Gems
20Eat Pray Love$19,163--111-63$173$80,534,46312Sony / Columbia
21Buried$17,068137%10719$160$933,0136Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$53,61418%611$879$17,302,14533Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$11,59240%160$725$24,621,22690Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Lottery Ticket$8,673189%70-22$124$24,684,77911Warner Bros.
4Avatar$8,25368%8-1$1,032$760,400,85546Fox
5Machete$7,753180%56--$138$26,539,4079Fox
6Wild Target$7,577--4--$1,894$7,5771Freestyle
7The American$6,37081%42-34$152$35,583,0869Focus
8Vampires Suck$5,953267%49-5$121$36,634,95511Fox
9The Tillman Story$5,478146%240$228$730,48411Weinstein Company
10I Want Your Money$5,417-17%59-113$92$416,4303Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$3,938125%350$113$464,2437Relativity / Overture
12Piranha 3D$3,5291787%19--$186$24,984,13911Weinstein Company
13Winter's Bone$1,840449%11-7$167$6,206,53621Roadside Attractions
14I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$748-4%3-5$249$88,4804Anchor Bay
15The Concert$56261%61$94$648,69615Weinstein Company