Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.9M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.1MSeptember 02, 2014 12:30 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took $22.91 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 $281.20 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 film grossed $17.08 million over the three-day frame this weekend.

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 $15.62 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 7 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 $166.28 million. The film took in $11.92 million over the three-day frame.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with a four-day take of $11.77 million. That represented a respectable 25 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.33 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21.5 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The film grossed $9.31 million over the three-day frame.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with $10.28 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 film took in $8.63 million over the three-day weekend.

The November Man opened in sixth with a four-day take of $10.11 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 $11.79 million. That places The November Man 20 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The November Man grossed $7.91 million over the three-day weekend.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with a four-day gross of $10.37 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 4 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 $59.49 million. The film took in $8.29 million over the three-day frame.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with a four-day take of $3.36 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,791 from 382 locations. Cantinflas grossed $2.66 million over the three-day frame.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed $2.31 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster took in $1.76 million over the three-day weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Apr. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$10,345,242--3,827--$2,703$10,345,2421Fox
2Scream 4$8,241,236--3,305--$2,494$8,241,2361Weinstein Company
3HOP$2,326,505180%3,608-8$645$73,768,9053Universal
4Insidious$2,310,400312%2,233-186$1,035$31,436,6683FilmDistrict
5Soul Surfer$2,132,085345%2,2140$963$14,728,7122Sony / TriStar
6Arthur (2011)$2,129,315209%3,2760$650$17,537,7322Warner Bros.
7Hanna$2,124,679171%2,54510$835$18,124,9912Focus
8Source Code$1,845,064207%2,557-414$722$32,534,5863Summit
9Your Highness$1,248,025120%2,7723$450$13,305,7902Universal
10Limitless$1,074,587149%1,885-770$570$67,003,8055Relativity Media
11The Lincoln Lawyer$796,219125%1,702-718$468$48,365,8805Lionsgate
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$484,123197%1,849-1032$262$46,524,9524Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conspirator$1,099,750--707--$1,556$1,099,7501Roadside Attractions
2Win Win$325,573325%384158$848$4,082,9445Fox Searchlight
3Jane Eyre (2011)$264,513118%27427$965$5,336,3166Focus
4Sucker Punch$178,6414%555-1200$322$34,864,6854Warner Bros.
5Rango$166,44726%976-1031$171$118,226,6527Paramount
6Born to Be Wild 3D$144,83646%2071$700$1,368,0942Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Battle: Los Angeles$141,49725%554-854$255$81,827,3116Sony / Columbia
8Paul$139,3605%536-1131$260$35,758,7805Universal
9The Adjustment Bureau$104,42548%348-435$300$60,482,9557Universal
10Just Go With It$77,361298%3266$237$101,874,08510Sony / Columbia
11Hall Pass$75,352201%333-33$226$44,471,2328Warner Bros. / New Line
12The King's Speech$75,24137%315-360$239$137,814,25221Weinstein Company
13No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$54,37654%189-37$288$796,8532Lionsgate / Pantelion
14Unknown (2011)$52,37387%275-90$190$63,261,3309Warner Bros.
15Red Riding Hood$38,51311%248-529$155$36,854,2106Warner Bros.
16True Grit (2010)$32,00359%177-86$181$170,865,62817Paramount
17Beastly$21,51924%110-229$196$27,424,6327CBS Films
18Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$21,227189%128-56$166$37,550,3179Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$33,32441%321$1,041$23,766,43057Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Thank You$20,812113%71-21$293$327,1342UTV Communications
3Kill the Irishman$15,49676%39-13$397$892,8756Anchor Bay Films
4The Green Hornet$15,344--95-66$162$98,741,14014Sony / Columbia
5Cedar Rapids$10,58314%47-71$225$6,704,06410Fox Searchlight
6Miral$8,30730%26-3$320$279,2884Weinstein Company
7Drive Angry$7,19412%71-55$101$10,688,8018Summit
8Biutiful$5,97812%32-6$187$4,995,97516Roadside Attractions
9Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$5,782102%35-34$165$72,760,31710Paramount
10Black Swan$5,613-18%49-54$115$106,915,02720Fox Searchlight
11The Company Men$4,72456%20-12$236$4,373,51613Weinstein Company
12Take Me Home Tonight$1,870-62%42-60$45$6,919,5687Relativity Media
13The Music Never Stopped$1,53754%13-1$118$226,1595Roadside Attractions
14Blue Valentine (2010)$1,4174%15-4$94$9,698,02116Weinstein Company
15Meet Monica Velour$1,248265%42$312$11,4172Anchor Bay Films
16happythankyoumoreplease$9537%4-5$238$210,0057Anchor Bay Films
17The Last Godfather$320-73%1-19$320$162,6273Roadside Attractions
18Winter's Bone$60900%20$30$6,531,37745Roadside Attractions