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 Mon, Feb. 14 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Go With It$6,037,277-22%3,548--$1,702$36,552,0091Sony / Columbia
2Gnomeo and Juliet$2,703,451-64%2,994--$903$28,060,3601Disney
3Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$1,757,507-73%3,105--$566$32,014,1081Paramount
4The Roommate$1,584,973-6%2,5340$625$27,363,8992Sony / Screen Gems
5No Strings Attached$1,528,8352%2,756-294$555$61,559,9134Paramount
6The King's Speech$1,098,347-45%2,263-321$485$94,774,10812Weinstein Company
7The Eagle$1,076,886-52%2,296--$469$9,761,3501Focus
8Sanctum$990,205-40%2,7892$355$19,025,2802Universal
9The Rite$663,142-24%2,207-778$300$29,521,4393Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Mechanic$615,973-35%1,886-818$327$26,034,6263CBS Films
11The Green Hornet$563,660-45%2,090-943$270$92,969,6215Sony / Columbia
12True Grit (2010)$553,795-45%2,072-830$267$160,908,8248Paramount
13Black Swan$319,043-45%1,069-908$298$99,656,26311Fox Searchlight
14The Fighter$285,519-51%1,049-613$272$85,917,54310Paramount
15The Dilemma$204,930-18%1,242-1303$165$47,840,6255Universal
16Yogi Bear$73,100-72%1,111-696$66$96,691,3799Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Valentine (2010)$108,060-35%393-57$275$8,319,6707Weinstein Company
2Tangled$105,939-59%784-585$135$193,410,63512Disney
3TRON: Legacy$84,278-48%364-676$232$169,838,1109Disney
4127 Hours$80,121-50%359-540$223$16,926,01715Fox Searchlight
5Biutiful$72,934-59%19112$382$2,336,2757Roadside Attractions
6Little Fockers$65,720-28%424-931$155$147,299,2108Universal
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$64,849-54%40944$159$293,420,25713Warner Bros.
8From Prada to Nada$60,421-44%252-9$240$2,649,3473Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Company Men$59,473-56%27746$215$3,091,5434Weinstein Company
10The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$40,514-51%293-221$138$103,021,56510Fox
11Megamind$36,431-61%252-38$145$147,915,41715Paramount / DreamWorks
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$27,132-56%308-187$88$41,941,7398Fox
13The Social Network$17,551-49%178-116$99$96,636,67520Sony / Columbia
14Unstoppable (2010)$17,355-40%147-55$118$81,373,85114Fox
15Season of the Witch$16,751-37%176-316$95$24,461,7486Relativity Media
16Rabbit Hole$10,978-57%112-19$98$1,886,9149Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cedar Rapids$34,066-60%15--$2,271$337,0341Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$28,691-32%480$598$21,474,28948Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Way Back$5,772-48%0-145--$2,643,6534Newmarket Films
4Somewhere (2010)$5,580-47%32-14$174$1,674,1738Focus
5Fair Game (2010)$4,628-31%78-71$59$9,532,72015Summit
6Waiting for Forever$2,23919%1411$160$23,2142Freestyle
7Winter's Bone$1,958-64%26-9$75$6,396,96336Roadside Attractions
8I Love You Phillip Morris$1,579-37%23-16$69$1,937,79611Roadside Attractions
9Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$1,108-60%1--$1,108$14,1611Phase 4 Films