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 Thu, Feb. 17 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 17 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Go With It$1,884,1576%3,548--$531$42,555,9641Sony / Columbia
2Gnomeo and Juliet$1,014,95016%2,994--$339$31,020,5321Disney
3Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$959,62216%3,105--$309$34,872,7491Paramount
4The King's Speech$643,9136%2,263-321$285$96,711,97612Weinstein Company
5The Eagle$534,0061%2,296--$233$11,507,1981Focus
6No Strings Attached$435,4245%2,756-294$158$62,913,2874Paramount
7The Roommate$403,24113%2,5340$159$28,593,5642Sony / Screen Gems
8Sanctum$390,4600%2,7892$140$20,308,7852Universal
9True Grit (2010)$274,1106%2,072-830$132$161,717,5038Paramount
10The Mechanic$267,7411%1,886-818$142$26,882,6933CBS Films
11The Rite$236,114-1%2,207-778$107$30,262,3853Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Green Hornet$235,11714%2,090-943$112$93,662,2865Sony / Columbia
13Black Swan$186,1727%1,069-908$174$100,209,07511Fox Searchlight
14The Fighter$157,8720%1,049-613$150$86,411,49810Paramount
15The Dilemma$67,8809%1,242-1303$55$48,045,0805Universal
16Yogi Bear$45,56712%1,111-696$41$96,818,5739Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Feb. 17 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Valentine (2010)$58,9782%393-57$150$8,499,4677Weinstein Company
2Tangled$57,58923%784-585$73$193,563,58712Disney
3127 Hours$55,7968%359-540$155$17,092,92015Fox Searchlight
4Biutiful$54,5533%19112$286$2,500,0517Roadside Attractions
5TRON: Legacy$53,98110%364-676$148$169,989,2889Disney
6The Company Men$42,863-6%27746$155$3,227,2704Weinstein Company
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$42,0076%40944$103$293,542,74913Warner Bros.
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$23,59211%293-221$81$103,089,39910Fox
9From Prada to Nada$21,790-2%252-9$86$2,717,3363Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Little Fockers$21,2250%424-931$50$147,369,1908Universal
11Megamind$20,59814%252-38$82$147,972,37315Paramount / DreamWorks
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$14,59610%308-187$47$41,983,9088Fox
13Season of the Witch$12,75432%176-316$72$24,496,1946Relativity Media
14The Social Network$12,0865%178-116$68$96,671,58920Sony / Columbia
15Rabbit Hole$10,8255%112-19$97$1,918,1629Lionsgate
16Unstoppable (2010)$9,26219%147-55$63$81,400,56514Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Feb. 17 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$32,091-2%480$669$21,570,24848Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cedar Rapids$22,140-1%15--$1,476$401,4781Fox Searchlight
3Somewhere (2010)$5,77021%32-14$180$1,689,9568Focus
4The Way Back$5,69817%0-145--$2,658,9424Newmarket Films
5Winter's Bone$3,13543%26-9$121$6,403,77736Roadside Attractions
6Fair Game (2010)$2,92813%78-71$38$9,540,69115Summit
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$1,098-23%1--$1,098$18,0711Phase 4 Films
8I Love You Phillip Morris$1,04511%23-16$45$1,941,03611Roadside Attractions
9Waiting for Forever$743-12%1411$53$25,5172Freestyle