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, Feb. 4 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 4 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Roommate$6,424,707--2,534--$2,535$6,424,7071Sony / Screen Gems
2Sanctum$3,567,360--2,787--$1,280$3,567,3601Universal
3No Strings Attached$2,944,117189%3,05028$965$46,331,9883Paramount
4The King's Speech$2,318,631146%2,58427$897$78,133,82211Weinstein Company
5The Rite$1,936,469157%2,9850$649$20,048,6922Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Mechanic$1,791,687135%2,7041$663$16,501,9532CBS Films
7The Green Hornet$1,765,816173%3,033-491$582$82,888,2094Sony / Columbia
8True Grit (2010)$1,444,377175%2,902-218$498$151,706,7797Paramount
9The Dilemma$1,132,525200%2,545-360$445$43,423,9954Universal
10Black Swan$1,070,534134%1,977-338$541$93,558,39110Fox Searchlight
11The Fighter$886,657170%1,662-252$533$80,449,2229Paramount
12Yogi Bear$441,812163%1,807-326$245$93,559,7598Warner Bros.
13Tangled$397,029130%1,369-220$290$190,619,70411Disney
14Little Fockers$379,555147%1,355-696$280$145,681,8607Universal
15TRON: Legacy$368,543105%1,040-465$354$167,762,7908Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 4 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$453,506125%899-17$504$14,783,95514Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$252,810127%45035$562$6,735,2156Weinstein Company
3From Prada to Nada$204,239217%2615$783$1,552,8102Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Country Strong$200,08485%948-339$211$19,400,2197Sony / Screen Gems
5Biutiful$186,896348%179120$1,044$968,1666Roadside Attractions
6The Company Men$168,370212%23120$729$1,918,3363Weinstein Company
7The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$134,352125%514-218$261$102,165,3479Fox
8Gulliver's Travels (2010)$112,580119%495-158$227$41,250,6947Fox
9Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$96,819119%365-100$265$292,484,65512Warner Bros.
10Megamind$95,567186%290-10$330$147,174,67114Paramount / DreamWorks
11Season of the Witch$78,93624%492-618$160$24,036,8655Relativity Media
12The Social Network$73,932122%294-73$251$96,227,27619Sony / Columbia
13The Tourist$53,161--231-197$230$66,740,8179Sony / Columbia
14The Way Back$45,240-19%145-450$312$2,436,1133Newmarket Films
15Unstoppable (2010)$40,562139%202-48$201$81,113,86613Fox
16Rabbit Hole$36,15283%1317$276$1,637,1708Lionsgate
17Burlesque$26,759--178-60$150$39,379,64611Sony / Screen Gems
18Fair Game (2010)$17,931652%149109$120$9,439,22914Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 4 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$29,45445%485$614$21,140,08347Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$18,42650%46-14$401$1,562,5797Focus
3Winter's Bone$9,948306%347$293$6,328,74035Roadside Attractions
4Faster (2010)$9,87178%87-27$113$23,202,13311CBS Films
5Love and Other Drugs$9,71117%46-71$211$32,313,17211Fox
6Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$7,77181%42-33$185$545,9443UTV Communications
7I Love You Phillip Morris$5,93020%39-10$152$1,904,99610Roadside Attractions
8The Heart Specialist$5,37221%56-63$96$1,083,3424Freestyle
9Waiting for Forever$2,786--3--$929$2,7861Freestyle
10Summer Wars$81728%41$204$74,9567GKIDS