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, Dec. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1TRON: Legacy$15,036,169-14%3,451--$4,357$32,545,9501Disney
2Yogi Bear$7,087,04454%3,515--$2,016$11,689,1391Warner Bros.
3The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$5,136,88944%3,5550$1,445$39,056,3152Fox
4The Fighter$4,891,66424%2,5032499$1,954$9,266,8102Paramount
5Tangled$3,786,75674%3,201-364$1,183$125,111,9874Disney
6The Tourist$3,498,12537%2,7560$1,269$28,142,6822Sony / Columbia
7How Do You Know$2,941,83714%2,483--$1,185$5,514,3831Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,080,47158%2,860-717$727$264,102,2835Warner Bros.
9Unstoppable (2010)$817,79647%1,874-1093$436$76,916,0136Fox
10Burlesque$556,27634%1,510-1366$368$35,084,3124Sony / Screen Gems
11Due Date$524,30038%1,157-833$453$96,968,5467Warner Bros.
12Love and Other Drugs$445,52631%1,093-1147$408$29,873,6104Fox
13Megamind$304,448102%1,025-1400$297$141,405,7587Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$3,175,26926%959869$3,311$13,100,1983Fox Searchlight
2127 Hours$224,60751%307-109$732$9,139,3347Fox Searchlight
3Faster (2010)$181,61845%660-1446$275$22,373,6194CBS Films
4Red (2010)$144,83550%439-125$330$88,334,81810Summit
5The Social Network$127,04386%2281$557$91,754,38012Sony / Columbia
6Fair Game (2010)$103,25693%268-168$385$8,587,2247Summit
7The Next Three Days$82,17755%361-1065$228$20,898,1105Lionsgate
8Despicable Me$75,72586%233-25$325$250,438,81524Universal
9Morning Glory (2010)$49,96848%263-741$190$30,535,0096Paramount
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$46,49888%210-78$221$55,158,79313Warner Bros.
11Paranormal Activity 2$32,61948%17449$187$84,409,1239Paramount
12The Warrior's Way$31,31228%217-1405$144$5,475,5273Relativity Media
13Hereafter$29,31744%232145$126$32,555,41610Warner Bros.
14Easy A$28,60436%161-42$178$58,377,70214Sony / Screen Gems
15The Town$24,22050%144-111$168$92,057,63414Warner Bros.
16Skyline$22,75561%123-154$185$21,352,3606Universal / Rogue

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$456,96968%4324$10,627$2,569,4044Weinstein Company
2I Love You Phillip Morris$61,19468%4914$1,249$472,0913Roadside Attractions
3The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$44,07394%150$2,938$449,4097Warner Bros.
4Hubble 3D$40,99056%56-1$732$19,317,74540Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Rabbit Hole$21,45440%5--$4,291$36,7621Lionsgate
6For Colored Girls$16,48868%79-164$209$37,615,0397Lionsgate
7Life As We Know It$16,10735%75-45$215$52,263,55111Warner Bros.
8Under the Sea 3D$12,54745%110$1,141$25,077,36997Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Inception$10,29620%62-46$166$292,504,40423Warner Bros.
10Jackass 3D$6,40231%50-58$128$116,869,01710Paramount
11Stone$5,42033%6445$85$1,791,58811Relativity / Overture
12Waiting for 'Superman'$3,571101%33-22$108$6,407,52613Paramount Vantage
13Winter's Bone$1,53756%41$384$6,236,35428Roadside Attractions
14Hemingway's Garden of Eden$59384%5-9$119$20,4642Roadside Attractions
15Cool It$38-3%2-8$19$62,4976Roadside Attractions