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 Sun, Feb. 6 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Roommate$1,703,359-75%2,534--$672$15,002,6351Sony / Screen Gems
2Sanctum$1,491,045-66%2,787--$535$9,447,9301Universal
3The King's Speech$1,394,030-65%2,58427$539$83,527,54411Weinstein Company
4No Strings Attached$1,136,337-71%3,05028$373$51,392,7053Paramount
5The Green Hornet$1,002,428-69%3,033-491$331$87,088,6224Sony / Columbia
6The Rite$918,208-66%2,9850$308$23,701,5342Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Mechanic$897,143-66%2,7041$332$20,005,5192CBS Films
8True Grit (2010)$628,845-76%2,902-218$217$154,902,5417Paramount
9Black Swan$608,618-64%1,977-338$308$95,861,70810Fox Searchlight
10Yogi Bear$581,568-53%1,807-326$322$95,367,3298Warner Bros.
11Tangled$454,876-54%1,369-220$332$192,073,30311Disney
12The Dilemma$420,020-76%2,545-360$165$45,574,0254Universal
13The Fighter$386,991-75%1,662-252$233$82,400,7389Paramount
14TRON: Legacy$260,051-65%1,040-465$250$168,758,2388Disney
15Little Fockers$189,700-72%1,355-696$140$146,542,2857Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$218,870-68%899-17$243$15,679,19514Fox Searchlight
2From Prada to Nada$199,936-42%2615$766$2,097,4232Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Blue Valentine (2010)$155,677-59%45035$346$7,268,8466Weinstein Company
4Biutiful$150,976-50%179120$843$1,422,9906Roadside Attractions
5The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$111,724-61%514-218$217$102,563,8149Fox
6Gulliver's Travels (2010)$100,603-61%495-158$203$41,607,4527Fox
7The Company Men$98,021-65%23120$424$2,298,8913Weinstein Company
8Country Strong$95,958-70%948-339$101$19,817,1827Sony / Screen Gems
9Megamind$79,468-61%290-10$274$147,459,54114Paramount / DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$79,017-60%365-100$216$292,761,21412Warner Bros.
11Season of the Witch$60,441-58%492-618$123$24,242,0555Relativity Media
12The Social Network$40,901-69%294-73$139$96,398,57019Sony / Columbia
13Rabbit Hole$29,310-49%1317$224$1,723,7008Lionsgate
14The Tourist$27,401-66%231-197$119$66,848,6739Sony / Columbia
15The Way Back$26,535-62%145-450$183$2,532,6833Newmarket Films
16Burlesque$20,366-50%178-60$114$39,440,65511Sony / Screen Gems
17Unstoppable (2010)$18,629-73%202-48$92$81,201,19713Fox
18Fair Game (2010)$9,221-64%149109$62$9,474,14514Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$28,624-47%485$596$21,222,73947Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$13,224-53%46-14$287$1,604,0867Focus
3Winter's Bone$7,776-61%347$229$6,356,50335Roadside Attractions
4Faster (2010)$6,698-61%87-27$77$23,225,91111CBS Films
5Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$5,827-60%42-33$139$566,3793UTV Communications
6Love and Other Drugs$4,152-67%46-71$90$32,329,93411Fox
7I Love You Phillip Morris$3,282-64%39-10$84$1,917,32710Roadside Attractions
8The Heart Specialist$2,437-77%56-63$44$1,096,2884Freestyle
9Waiting for Forever$1,724-61%3--$575$8,9171Freestyle
10Summer Wars$1,138-45%41$285$78,1827GKIDS