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 Wed, Feb. 9 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$680,315-15%2,58427$263$85,639,40911Weinstein Company
2No Strings Attached$665,879-16%3,05028$218$53,508,0463Paramount
3Sanctum$640,335-25%2,787--$230$11,746,2951Universal
4The Roommate$565,093-27%2,534--$223$17,047,0331Sony / Screen Gems
5The Mechanic$504,950-19%2,7041$187$21,693,3072CBS Films
6The Rite$428,043-19%2,9850$143$25,159,8182Warner Bros. / New Line
7True Grit (2010)$390,007-12%2,902-218$134$156,130,5087Paramount
8The Green Hornet$379,027-15%3,033-491$125$88,323,4584Sony / Columbia
9Black Swan$308,387-24%1,977-338$156$96,879,56210Fox Searchlight
10The Fighter$254,092-15%1,662-252$153$83,193,0389Paramount
11The Dilemma$241,325-14%2,545-360$95$46,337,0754Universal
12Yogi Bear$115,1761%1,807-326$64$95,722,2088Warner Bros.
13TRON: Legacy$103,519-7%1,040-465$100$169,083,5278Disney
14Tangled$99,4900%1,369-220$73$192,376,71111Disney
15Little Fockers$81,300-8%1,355-696$60$146,799,6457Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$140,964-20%899-17$157$16,132,70114Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$86,062-15%45035$191$7,534,9976Weinstein Company
3Biutiful$65,065-6%179117$363$1,618,0316Roadside Attractions
4The Company Men$56,288-1%23120$244$2,460,9853Weinstein Company
5Country Strong$56,133-10%948-339$59$19,983,1867Sony / Screen Gems
6From Prada to Nada$40,046-17%2615$153$2,237,3502Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$31,4403%365-100$86$292,853,78612Warner Bros.
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$29,444-7%514-218$57$102,657,5909Fox
9Season of the Witch$26,520-5%492-618$54$24,323,2885Relativity Media
10Megamind$22,764-2%290-10$78$147,531,67614Paramount / DreamWorks
11Gulliver's Travels (2010)$22,6601%495-158$46$41,676,4947Fox
12The Social Network$19,668-19%294-73$67$96,462,28119Sony / Columbia
13The Way Back$16,675-7%145-450$115$2,583,2433Newmarket Films
14Rabbit Hole$16,442-1%1317$126$1,770,7538Lionsgate
15Unstoppable (2010)$10,873-6%202-48$54$81,234,39813Fox
16Fair Game (2010)$7,372-3%149109$49$9,496,08814Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$19,382-4%485$404$21,278,58447Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$7,180-4%46-14$156$1,625,1127Focus
3Winter's Bone$4,942-6%358$141$6,371,12635Roadside Attractions
4Love and Other Drugs$3,683-10%46-71$80$32,340,71611Fox
5Faster (2010)$3,165-19%87-27$36$23,236,44811CBS Films
6I Love You Phillip Morris$2,62427%39-9$67$1,924,26910Roadside Attractions
7The Heart Specialist$1,697-8%56-63$30$1,101,6174Freestyle
8Waiting for Forever$1,095-13%3--$365$12,3951Freestyle