Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Leads with $16.3M and is now 2014’s #1 Film; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fourth with $8.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $7.7MAugust 31, 2014 08:50 AM

by Daniel Garris

Four-Day Estimates:

Guardians of the Galaxy -- $21.19M
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- $15.5M
If I Stay -- $11.6M*
Let's Be Cops -- $10.4M*
As Above/So Below -- $10.0M
The November Man -- $9.8M
When the Game Stands Tall -- $7.3M
The Giver -- $6.9M*
The Hundred-Foot Journey -- $6.06M
The Expendables 3 -- $4.4M*
Lucy -- $3.3M
Cantinflas -- $3.28M
Into the Storm -- $3.2M*
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For -- $2.7M*
Ghostbusters -- $2.0M

* Indicates an unofficial estimate from BoxOffice.

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $16.31 million over the three-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 $274.61 million through 31 days of release and will continue to distance itself from the $259.77 million take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the three-day frame, Guardians of the Galaxy was down a very slim 5 percent from last weekend. Disney is currently estimating a four-day take of $21.19 million for the film.

While it didn't hold up all that well this weekend by Labor Day weekend standards, Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still held steady in second place over the three-day frame with an estimated $11.75 million. Over the three-day frame, the successful franchise re-launch was down 30 percent from last weekend. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a very big way with a 24-day take of $162.41 million. Paramount is currently estimating a four-day take of $15.5 million for the film.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated three-day take of $9.26 million. That represented a respectable 41 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $29.82 million in ten days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 14 percent ahead of the $26.11 million ten-day take of last year's Carrie (which fell 63 percent in its second weekend to gross $5.99 million). BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $11.6 million for If I Stay.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fourth place over the three-day frame with an estimated $8.34 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 an $8.70 million 3-day Labor Day weekend take. As Above/So Below opened with $3.2 million on Friday, fell 12.5 percent on Saturday to take in $2.8 million and is estimated to decline 16 percent on Sunday to gross $2.34 million. That places the film's estimated 3-day weekend to Friday ratio at 2.61 to 1. The film received a lackluster C- rating on CinemaScore and will likely be front-loaded going forward due in part to its genre. Universal is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.0 million for the film.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated three-day take of $7.66 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 five-day total for The November Man stands at $9.35 million, which gives the film a five-day to three-day ratio of just 1.22 to 1. The November Man is currently running 21 percent behind the $11.81 million five-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. Relativity is currently estimating a four-day take of $9.8 million for the film.

Let's Be Cops placed in fifth with an estimated three-day gross of $8.2 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 24 percent. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $50 million mark this weekend and is now quickly approaching the $60 million mark with a 19-day take of $57.32 million. BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.4 million for Let's Be Cops.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated three-day take of $2.63 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $6,872 from 382 locations. Lionsgate is currently estimating a four-day gross of $3.28 million for the film.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $1.65 million over the three-day frame from 784 locations. Sony is currently estimating a four-day take of $2.00 million for the re-issue.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Apr. 16 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$17,467,66569%3,827--$4,564$27,812,9071Fox
2Scream 4$6,680,156-19%3,305--$2,021$14,921,3921Weinstein Company
3HOP$5,196,650123%3,608-8$1,440$78,965,5553Universal
4Soul Surfer$3,281,94354%2,2140$1,482$18,010,6552Sony / TriStar
5Hanna$3,179,74450%2,54510$1,249$21,304,7352Focus
6Arthur (2011)$3,004,88041%3,2760$917$20,542,6122Warner Bros.
7Insidious$2,941,05827%2,233-186$1,317$34,377,7263FilmDistrict
8Source Code$2,855,18355%2,557-414$1,117$35,389,7693Summit
9Limitless$1,680,79456%1,885-770$892$68,684,5995Relativity Media
10Your Highness$1,675,78034%2,7723$605$14,981,5702Universal
11The Lincoln Lawyer$1,412,50977%1,702-718$830$49,778,3895Lionsgate
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$1,042,695115%1,849-1032$564$47,567,6474Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conspirator$1,574,76643%707--$2,227$2,674,5161Roadside Attractions
2Win Win$646,80399%384158$1,684$4,729,7475Fox Searchlight
3Jane Eyre (2011)$453,92372%27427$1,657$5,790,2396Focus
4Rango$337,681103%976-1031$346$118,564,3337Paramount
5Born to Be Wild 3D$270,01286%2071$1,304$1,638,1062Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Sucker Punch$262,13947%555-1200$472$35,126,8244Warner Bros.
7Battle: Los Angeles$232,39764%554-854$419$82,059,7086Sony / Columbia
8Paul$222,44060%536-1131$415$35,981,2205Universal
9The Adjustment Bureau$173,90567%348-435$500$60,656,8607Universal
10Just Go With It$126,64464%3266$388$102,000,72910Sony / Columbia
11The King's Speech$119,50259%315-360$379$137,933,75421Weinstein Company
12Hall Pass$103,04337%333-33$309$44,574,2758Warner Bros. / New Line
13No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$86,38159%189-37$457$883,2342Lionsgate / Pantelion
14Unknown (2011)$77,35848%275-90$281$63,338,6889Warner Bros.
15Red Riding Hood$59,91856%248-529$242$36,914,1286Warner Bros.
16True Grit (2010)$50,77159%177-86$287$170,916,39917Paramount
17Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$41,12594%128-56$321$37,591,4429Fox
18Beastly$31,63747%110-229$288$27,456,2697CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$41,37724%321$1,293$23,807,80757Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Thank You$38,54185%71-21$543$365,6752UTV Communications
3Kill the Irishman$30,81299%39-13$790$923,6876Anchor Bay Films
4The Green Hornet$25,22364%95-66$266$98,766,36314Sony / Columbia
5Cedar Rapids$19,30982%47-71$411$6,723,37310Fox Searchlight
6Miral$15,36185%26-3$591$294,6494Weinstein Company
7Drive Angry$10,96152%71-55$154$10,699,7628Summit
8Biutiful$9,48759%32-6$296$5,005,46216Roadside Attractions
9Black Swan$9,36667%49-54$191$106,924,39320Fox Searchlight
10Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$7,91437%35-34$226$72,768,23110Paramount
11The Company Men$6,96848%20-12$348$4,380,48413Weinstein Company
12The Music Never Stopped$3,01896%13-1$232$226,1725Roadside Attractions
13Take Me Home Tonight$2,53836%42-60$60$6,922,1067Relativity Media
14Blue Valentine (2010)$2,01342%15-4$134$9,700,03416Weinstein Company
15Meet Monica Velour$1,78843%42$447$13,2052Anchor Bay Films
16happythankyoumoreplease$1,27634%4-5$319$211,2817Anchor Bay Films
17The Last Godfather$63298%1-19$632$163,2593Roadside Attractions
18Winter's Bone$9050%20$45$6,531,46745Roadside Attractions