Grosses

'Guardians' Adds $3.85M in First Place on Friday; 'As Above' Bows to $3.2M in Second Place; 'November Man' Takes $2.2M in FifthAugust 30, 2014 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports that Guardians of the Galaxy officially became the year's top domestic grosser on Friday with another $3.85 million added to its haul, off just 20 percent from last Friday, as it again claimed first place. That gives the film $262.1 million overall so far, surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier's final tally of $259.8 million. Through the same point in release (29 days), Guardians is now 13 percent ahead of the pace of Winter Soldier and just 1.6 percent behind that of 2008's original Iron Man. BoxOffice projects a $16.3 million 3-day weekend and a $21.8 million 4-day holiday frame.

Universal opened As Above So Below to a healthy $3.2 million yesterday after Thursday night's $470,000 preview grosses. The horror/thriller pic bowed 48 percent lower than 2012's The Possession (which also opened Labor Day weekend) and 36 percent under Oculus, however, As Above's modest $5 million production budget gives it a pass on that front. BoxOffice projects a $9.3 million 3-day and $11.2 million 4-day.

Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed $2.66 million yesterday, down 41 percent from the same day last week. The reboot has amassed $153.3 million through 22 days of release, 21 percent more than G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra through the same point. BoxOffice projects an $11.3 million 3-day weekend and $14.7 million 4-day.

Warner Bros. reports that If I Stay added $2.6 million yesterday, off 62 percent from opening day last week. The young adult drama has earned $23.2 million thus far, 42 percent more than The Host at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $9.4 million 3-day frame and $11.9 million 4-day.

Rounding out Friday's top five, Relativity Media's The November Man posted $2.2 million in its third day of release for a $3.89 million total so far. The film is pacing 14 percent behind 2011's The Debt, which also opened on Wednesday before Labor Day. BoxOffice projects The November Man will take in $8 million for the 3-day and $10.2 million for the 4-day.

On the limited release front, Sony's 30th anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters took in $490,000 from 784 locations on Friday. That's a per-theater average of $625. The performance is noticeably lower than that of 2012's Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX re-release ($1,648 opening day PTA) and 2012's Top Gun 3D ($1,757), although it should be noted that Ghostbusters doesn't have the advantage of premium priced tickets that those flicks carried. BoxOffice projects a $1.3 million 3-day and $1.7 million 4-day weekend.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday morning for official 3- and 4-day weekend estimates from the studios.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Oct. 30 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw 3D$7,873,032-26%2,808--$2,804$18,549,0321Lionsgate
2Paranormal Activity 2$6,488,57712%3,23923$2,003$61,446,1672Paramount
3Red (2010)$4,711,04837%3,34976$1,407$56,236,8723Summit
4Jackass 3D$3,413,5418%3,13928$1,087$99,717,2713Paramount
5Hereafter$2,725,02831%2,424243$1,124$20,642,7073Warner Bros.
6Secretariat$2,143,55635%3,1080$690$43,434,2624Disney
7The Social Network$1,987,53330%2,767-154$718$78,521,9905Sony / Columbia
8Life As We Know It$1,742,89820%2,860-159$609$42,668,8604Warner Bros.
9The Town$878,47742%1,608-310$546$87,148,3067Warner Bros.
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$841,45175%2,010-226$419$52,238,4766Warner Bros.
11Easy A$466,30223%1,262-370$369$56,079,7117Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$782,19939%565510$1,384$1,896,0673Fox Searchlight
2Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$342,09542%933-322$367$51,019,0456Fox
3Devil$244,47548%635-7$385$32,985,3057Universal
4Alpha and Omega$216,693100%676-51$321$23,991,6727Lionsgate
5Waiting for 'Superman'$214,91822%33040$651$4,469,4916Paramount Vantage
6It's Kind of a Funny Story$182,07316%477-83$382$5,681,6074Focus
7Inception$153,11426%401-51$382$290,860,26316Warner Bros.
8N-Secure$138,70461%367-78$378$2,331,4363Freestyle
9My Soul to Take$128,34044%713-976$180$14,566,2054Universal / Rogue
10Despicable Me$124,25056%33511$371$247,813,22017Universal
11Stone$103,71435%12512$830$1,118,2184Relativity / Overture
12The Other Guys$76,61424%302-1$254$118,713,81613Sony / Columbia
13Case 39$74,65936%406-315$184$12,989,0805Paramount Vantage
14Let Me In$69,82936%378-135$185$11,850,8785Relativity / Overture
15Nowhere Boy$55,52742%153-62$363$951,9154Weinstein Company
16Takers$43,76777%132-18$332$57,361,49210Sony / Screen Gems
17Catfish$37,67515%137-2$275$3,018,5587Universal / Rogue
18Never Let Me Go$37,33228%126-52$296$2,158,5067Fox Searchlight
19Resident Evil: Afterlife$30,48551%140-73$218$60,108,7708Sony / Screen Gems
20Eat Pray Love$23,26521%111-63$210$80,557,72812Sony / Columbia
21Buried$20,75422%10719$194$953,7676Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$57,1007%611$936$17,359,24533Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Lottery Ticket$16,44490%70-22$235$24,701,22311Warner Bros.
3Under the Sea 3D$13,13013%160$821$24,634,35690Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$9,53716%8-1$1,192$760,410,39246Fox
5Wild Target$9,13721%4--$2,284$16,7141Freestyle
6The American$8,50534%42-34$203$35,591,5919Focus
7Machete$8,49910%56--$152$26,547,9069Fox
8Vampires Suck$7,52026%49-5$153$36,642,47511Fox
9The Tillman Story$6,32715%240$264$736,81111Weinstein Company
10I Want Your Money$5,4511%59-113$92$421,8813Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$4,91125%350$140$469,1547Relativity / Overture
12Piranha 3D$4,90139%19--$258$24,989,04011Weinstein Company
13Winter's Bone$2,37829%11-7$216$6,208,91421Roadside Attractions
14The Concert$1,841228%61$307$650,53715Weinstein Company
15I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$8149%3-5$271$89,2944Anchor Bay