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, Dec. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$8,255,202--3,555--$2,322$8,255,2021Fox
2The Tourist$6,033,091--2,756--$2,189$6,033,0911Sony / Columbia
3Tangled$3,421,218213%3,565-38$960$104,485,0913Disney
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,397,340114%3,577-548$670$251,585,7454Warner Bros.
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,176,613167%2,967-185$397$71,698,5555Fox
6Burlesque$1,040,04482%2,876-161$362$30,414,2113Sony / Screen Gems
7Love and Other Drugs$1,018,68095%2,240-218$455$25,667,1073Fox
8Due Date$854,158121%1,990-460$429$93,192,6616Warner Bros.
9Megamind$556,627106%2,425-748$230$138,248,7656Paramount / DreamWorks
10Faster (2010)$528,56460%2,106-364$251$20,133,6853CBS Films
11The Next Three Days$327,77337%1,426-810$230$19,603,7194Lionsgate
12The Warrior's Way$289,27844%1,6220$178$4,266,0842Relativity Media
13Morning Glory (2010)$168,254-5%1,004-1259$168$29,865,8365Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$316,43197%416-17$761$7,558,4296Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$155,32478%4360$356$7,807,0036Summit
3Red (2010)$134,14077%564-215$238$87,599,8189Summit
4The Social Network$75,556105%227-33$333$91,186,78311Sony / Columbia
5For Colored Girls$45,36444%243-242$187$37,426,6406Lionsgate
6Despicable Me$43,350211%258-22$168$250,104,31523Universal
7Skyline$41,68012%277-301$150$21,143,9005Universal / Rogue
8The Town$38,11290%255-63$149$91,855,02513Warner Bros.
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$37,154145%288-34$129$54,911,63712Warner Bros.
10Easy A$31,182--203-26$154$58,203,87113Sony / Screen Gems
11Life As We Know It$20,313159%120-88$169$52,171,89110Warner Bros.
12Inception$16,754121%108-9$155$292,428,99122Warner Bros.
13Jackass 3D$14,81022%108-72$137$116,801,9589Paramount
14Paranormal Activity 2$14,72996%125-75$118$84,303,4788Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$987,144389%9072$10,968$3,266,3182Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$155,745310%1913$8,197$1,088,0503Weinstein Company
3The Fighter$98,521--4--$24,630$98,5211Paramount
4I Love You Phillip Morris$42,037396%3529$1,201$193,1602Roadside Attractions
5Hubble 3D$38,22113%570$671$19,093,27739Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$33,331234%150$2,222$249,5696Warner Bros.
7The Tempest$14,891--5--$2,978$14,8911Disney
8Conviction$10,17016%75-32$136$6,710,0799Fox Searchlight
9Under the Sea 3D$9,84351%11-2$895$25,019,30196Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Hereafter$8,41739%87-27$97$32,467,6809Warner Bros.
11Waiting for 'Superman'$4,579-36%55-30$83$6,355,81112Paramount Vantage
12Frankie & Alice (2010)$3,591--1--$3,591$3,5911Freestyle Releasing
13Hemingway's Garden of Eden$3,516--14--$251$3,5161Roadside Attractions
14Guzaarish$3,0815%22-36$140$976,9284UTV
15Wild Target$2,85979%10-3$286$112,1977Freestyle
16The Nutcracker in 3D$2,811-38%37-78$76$181,7283Freestyle Releasing
17Stone$2,49895%19-3$131$1,771,21510Relativity / Overture
18Jack Goes Boating$1,608716%4233$38$535,37913Relativity / Overture
19Winter's Bone$1,017174%31$339$6,230,73627Roadside Attractions
20Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$545--2--$273$19,6522Argot Pictures
21Cool It$26418%10-5$26$61,2025Roadside Attractions