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, Mar. 28 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sucker Punch$1,404,034-68%3,033--$463$20,462,2331Warner Bros.
2Limitless$1,275,724-68%2,80549$455$42,386,9552Relativity Media
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$1,259,378-80%3,167--$398$25,010,8801Fox
4The Lincoln Lawyer$945,076-68%2,7070$349$29,662,6242Lionsgate
5Rango$745,597-75%3,645-198$205$107,081,5844Paramount
6Paul$673,440-69%2,8064$240$25,634,4102Universal
7Battle: Los Angeles$633,611-70%3,118-299$203$73,195,7213Sony / Columbia
8The Adjustment Bureau$353,710-66%2,282-378$155$55,270,5754Universal
9Red Riding Hood$345,290-66%2,715-315$127$32,770,0593Warner Bros.
10Mars Needs Moms$203,659-72%2,170-947$94$19,428,3003Disney
11Hall Pass$169,430-60%1,204-701$141$42,492,9105Warner Bros. / New Line
12Beastly$159,550-68%1,585-225$101$25,455,7684CBS Films
13The King's Speech$148,077-63%1,062-187$139$134,999,30618Weinstein Company
14Gnomeo and Juliet$141,253-71%1,364-384$104$96,013,7907Disney
15Just Go With It$132,227-62%1,116-592$118$100,383,3237Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unknown (2011)$63,796-59%688-713$93$62,303,3616Warner Bros.
2I Am Number Four$43,552-65%512-443$85$53,532,2756Disney / DreamWorks
3Cedar Rapids$37,090-65%342-120$108$6,159,5057Fox Searchlight
4Yogi Bear$29,172-71%326-112$89$99,899,69715Warner Bros.
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$27,511-74%406-144$68$36,987,1926Fox
6Black Swan$21,131-58%20716$102$106,599,55517Fox Searchlight
7Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$18,330-71%289-191$63$72,575,2937Paramount
8True Grit (2010)$15,756-65%205-63$77$170,074,41514Paramount
9No Strings Attached$15,031-59%213-19$71$70,492,80810Paramount
10The Fighter$11,099-61%179-137$62$93,582,90216Paramount
11The Rite$7,310-69%155-47$47$32,989,7219Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Mechanic$5,642-64%1001$56$29,080,3109CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$86,836-70%9064$965$1,972,3623Focus
2Win Win$31,617-77%2318$1,375$703,9532Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$28,841-37%42-7$687$23,151,56554Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Kill the Irishman$17,169-61%4120$419$555,3653Anchor Bay Films
5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$8,065-54%85-9$95$294,923,27919Warner Bros.
6Biutiful$7,501-67%0-88--$4,832,40213Roadside Attractions
7Miral$6,375-69%4--$1,594$72,6191Weinstein Company
8The Company Men$5,982-50%48-10$125$4,277,26010Weinstein Company
9The Eagle$5,434-57%975$56$19,440,0307Focus
10Take Me Home Tonight$4,828-60%89-192$54$6,821,9094Relativity Media
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$4,366-71%72-10$61$104,303,78716Fox
12From Prada to Nada$4,039-71%9164$44$3,020,2839Lionsgate / Pantelion
13Blue Valentine (2010)$3,945-59%441$90$9,633,20013Weinstein Company
14Drive Angry$3,917-47%72-23$54$10,562,1425Summit
15The Music Never Stopped$3,438-75%331$104$153,9532Roadside Attractions
16Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,746-56%34-9$81$42,734,86514Fox
17happythankyoumoreplease$1,910-68%164$119$171,1784Anchor Bay Films
18I Love You Phillip Morris$1,302-59%9-2$145$2,015,17217Roadside Attractions
19Rabbit Hole$1,230-60%290$42$2,205,21015Lionsgate
20Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$204-44%2-3$102$85,4267Phase 4 Films