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 Fri, Nov. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$12,530,397--3,944--$3,177$12,530,3971Paramount / DreamWorks
2Due Date$12,216,515--3,355--$3,641$12,216,5151Warner Bros.
3For Colored Girls$7,411,012--2,127--$3,484$7,411,0121Lionsgate
4Red (2010)$2,595,585141%3,229-120$804$65,608,4614Summit
5Saw 3D$2,595,300111%2,8080$924$33,196,0082Lionsgate
6Paranormal Activity 2$2,365,719165%3,168-71$747$72,290,8413Paramount
7Jackass 3D$1,611,87269%2,165-974$745$107,328,9474Paramount
8Secretariat$1,208,567103%2,614-494$462$48,171,9205Disney
9Hereafter$1,194,151104%2,365-59$505$25,903,8204Warner Bros.
10The Social Network$1,050,478109%1,860-907$565$82,497,1106Sony / Columbia
11Life As We Know It$1,007,763108%1,950-910$517$46,447,8365Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$466,629145%672107$694$3,632,7734Fox Searchlight
2The Town$338,32435%801-807$422$88,922,1818Warner Bros.
3Easy A$150,81545%486-776$310$56,899,4268Sony / Screen Gems
4Waiting for 'Superman'$122,4598%242-88$506$5,135,3027Paramount Vantage
5Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$110,350-35%740-1270$149$53,640,4457Warner Bros.
6Inception$98,22099%291-110$338$291,229,13417Warner Bros.
7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$88,364-7%353-580$250$51,642,6547Fox
8Despicable Me$82,890231%307-28$270$248,066,90018Universal
9Devil$65,325129%284-351$230$33,307,5358Universal
10It's Kind of a Funny Story$54,144-4%201-276$269$6,076,7665Focus
11Stone$51,83454%109-16$476$1,365,8515Relativity / Overture
12The Other Guys$50,967--235-67$217$118,904,30614Sony / Columbia
13Takers$43,153--21583$201$57,459,48711Sony / Screen Gems
14Nowhere Boy$38,808112%17522$222$1,093,7975Weinstein Company
15Alpha and Omega$33,135-17%288-388$115$24,340,5718Lionsgate
16Case 39$20,20914%157-249$129$13,131,8946Paramount Vantage
17N-Secure$16,911-23%105-262$161$2,514,1024Freestyle

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$177,685--46--$3,863$177,6851Summit
2127 Hours$77,262--4--$19,316$77,2621Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$61,23638%60-1$1,021$17,613,71834Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Catfish$15,38512%55-82$280$3,116,8338Universal / Rogue
5Never Let Me Go$11,129-36%51-75$218$2,253,5178Fox Searchlight
6Let Me In$11,029-36%95-283$116$11,978,1296Relativity / Overture
7Under the Sea 3D$10,52660%14-2$752$24,681,20991Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Buried$8,6095%46-61$187$1,010,6707Lionsgate
9Avatar$6,52824%91$725$760,443,57647Fox
10Jack Goes Boating$4,023119%31-4$130$482,8058Relativity / Overture
11The Tillman Story$3,68618%240$154$755,70812Weinstein Company
12Wild Target$3,27933%51$656$36,5672Freestyle
13Piranha 3D$2,849373%6-13$475$24,996,40612Weinstein Company
14Winter's Bone$1,16626%10-1$117$6,215,10822Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$513-45%4-2$128$652,14416Weinstein Company
16I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$29446%2-1$147$90,8025Anchor Bay
17The Disappearance of Alice Creed$156--1--$156$166,91114Anchor Bay