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, 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