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, May. 6 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$25,481,796--3,955--$6,443$25,481,7961Paramount
2Fast Five$10,638,110158%3,66218$2,905$117,972,0752Universal
3Something Borrowed$4,792,585--2,904--$1,650$4,792,5851Warner Bros.
4Jumping the Broom$4,157,470--2,035--$2,043$4,157,4701Sony / TriStar
5Rio (2011)$1,958,977234%3,258-450$601$108,661,0454Fox
6Water for Elephants$1,657,108110%2,614-206$634$37,670,7253Fox
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$1,009,893130%1,881-407$537$43,916,2253Lionsgate
8Prom$804,645469%2,7300$295$6,180,0902Disney
9Soul Surfer$593,806233%1,781-229$333$35,172,9275Sony / TriStar
10Insidious$481,514219%1,001-583$481$49,461,7696FilmDistrict
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$433,103168%2,5050$173$5,266,7172Weinstein Company
12African Cats$280,896-19%1,035-189$271$12,110,6173Disneynature
13Scream 4$256,07969%1,333-888$192$36,475,1694Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Source Code$357,40787%930-715$384$50,057,5556Summit
2Hanna$239,20021%748-821$320$37,037,2985Focus
3The Conspirator$160,33760%457-240$351$9,334,9904Roadside Attractions
4Limitless$150,36857%379-459$397$76,670,1278Relativity Media
5Rango$146,1081007%2770$527$120,137,96710Paramount
6The Lincoln Lawyer$124,31382%440-279$283$55,207,0618Lionsgate
7Win Win$121,690149%268-34$454$7,944,2218Fox Searchlight
8HOP$117,2607%902-2274$130$105,979,4456Universal
9Jane Eyre (2011)$105,72251%248-46$426$9,112,3339Focus
10The Adjustment Bureau$89,225279%215-62$415$61,864,90510Universal
11Paul$67,320329%204-20$330$37,079,7458Universal
12Arthur (2011)$67,161-12%355-896$189$32,094,0855Warner Bros.
13Your Highness$58,23593%164-238$355$21,301,0055Universal
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$57,874239%339-164$171$51,127,2297Fox
15Battle: Los Angeles$54,292--229127$237$82,870,3019Sony / Columbia
16Sucker Punch$28,465345%210136$136$36,117,6557Warner Bros.
17Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$27,995-52%464-411$60$1,039,4952Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
18Just Go With It$25,183--133-66$189$102,879,20513Sony / Columbia
19Red Riding Hood$24,032136%156-53$154$37,464,0509Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$89,78936%59-10$1,522$4,052,2525Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$33,84833%320$1,058$24,568,45060Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Beaver$29,866--22--$1,358$29,8661Summit
4The King's Speech$16,61221%90-95$185$138,606,53924Weinstein Company
5Beastly$12,22140%76-50$161$27,783,26510CBS Films
6Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$10,265123%57-52$180$72,974,73513Paramount
7Hall Pass$9,56451%67-49$143$45,023,04011Warner Bros. / New Line
8Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$8,732255%52-17$168$37,834,73812Fox
9Kill the Irishman$6,89264%23-7$300$1,089,4349Anchor Bay Films
10Unknown (2011)$6,41845%49-52$131$63,664,48112Warner Bros.
11Dum Maaro Dum$6,2993%33-60$191$515,6533Fox Searchlight
12Cedar Rapids$6,076227%22-4$276$6,812,69613Fox Searchlight
13The Company Men$3,282172%3520$94$4,421,76316Weinstein Company
14No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$2,99413%21-24$143$1,289,1135Lionsgate / Pantelion
15Biutiful$1,832-13%16-6$115$5,066,56919Roadside Attractions
16Miral$93820%5-5$188$364,2237Weinstein Company
17Passion Play$619--2--$310$6191Image Entertainment
18Sympathy For Delicious$437-16%20$219$12,1702Maya Entertainment
19The Music Never Stopped$427477%73$61$235,4638Roadside Attractions
20Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$355--4--$89$142,05934Collective Eye