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 Mon, Dec. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$1,138,366-76%4,1250$276$245,657,4823Warner Bros.
2Tangled$1,049,654-84%3,6030$291$97,620,4662Disney
3Burlesque$522,099-67%3,0370$172$27,508,7552Sony / Screen Gems
4Love and Other Drugs$440,213-67%2,4583$179$23,015,1002Fox
5Unstoppable (2010)$384,647-71%3,152-31$122$69,147,5114Fox
6Faster (2010)$328,725-68%2,47016$133$18,546,4552CBS Films
7Due Date$317,431-67%2,450-105$130$91,199,5695Warner Bros.
8The Warrior's Way$257,147-67%1,622--$159$3,305,8121Relativity Media
9Megamind$245,363-83%3,173-238$77$136,856,5245Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Next Three Days$208,828-66%2,236-328$93$18,510,7453Lionsgate
11Morning Glory (2010)$139,820-64%2,263-178$62$29,151,3024Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Dec. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$142,214-67%433140$328$6,753,9765Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$75,328-69%43640$173$7,381,7705Summit
3Red (2010)$67,594-61%779-135$87$87,238,5068Summit
4Skyline$34,395-70%578-611$60$20,989,7904Universal / Rogue
5For Colored Girls$32,356-69%485-120$67$37,284,3795Lionsgate
6The Social Network$31,779-67%260-31$122$91,001,90210Sony / Columbia
7The Town$17,381-66%3180$55$91,752,89412Warner Bros.
8Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$15,115-78%322192$47$54,826,32211Warner Bros.
9Despicable Me$13,860-78%28014$50$250,017,90022Universal
10Jackass 3D$13,148-47%180-3$73$116,746,1768Paramount
11Conviction$7,588-56%10721$71$6,671,4158Fox Searchlight
12Paranormal Activity 2$7,460-69%200-79$37$84,264,9487Paramount
13Inception$6,203-60%117-27$53$292,390,10321Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$6,066-75%208-41$29$52,128,4669Warner Bros.
15The Nutcracker in 3D$4,201-84%11570$37$163,7162Freestyle Releasing
16Hereafter$4,020-70%114-88$35$32,442,0618Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Dec. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$210,708-57%18--$11,706$1,654,5171Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$27,022-73%62$4,504$834,9952Weinstein Company
3Hubble 3D$20,874-31%570$366$18,966,19238Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$10,916-59%15--$728$190,3745Warner Bros.
5I Love You Phillip Morris$9,159-76%7--$1,308$121,8711Roadside Attractions
6Under the Sea 3D$6,179-18%130$475$24,995,82095Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Nowhere Boy$4,878-2%23-17$212$1,450,2439Weinstein Company
8Waiting for 'Superman'$4,067-64%8516$48$6,325,49911Paramount Vantage
9Guzaarish$2,598-85%58-38$45$992,1253UTV
10Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$1,610-65%59-31$27$52,439,47211Fox
11Stone$1,512-59%22-1$69$1,762,9499Relativity / Overture
12Wild Target$1,302-59%137$100$93,0366Freestyle
13The Tillman Story$1,032-50%141$74$801,02716Weinstein Company
14Winter's Bone$30685%20$153$6,229,21626Roadside Attractions
15Cool It$297-49%1514$20$60,1984Roadside Attractions
16Jack Goes Boating$112-77%90$12$533,40212Relativity / Overture
17Let Me In$89-71%11-20$8$12,134,50910Relativity / Overture