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, May. 23 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$8,143,152-65%4,155--$1,960$98,295,1101Disney
2Bridesmaids$2,716,725-57%2,93719$925$62,058,0352Universal
3Thor$1,678,808-64%3,924-39$428$147,040,2673Paramount
4Fast Five$1,049,425-64%3,622-171$290$187,214,8754Universal
5Priest (2011)$575,092-59%2,8640$201$24,408,2612Sony / Screen Gems
6Rio (2011)$538,058-65%2,593-336$208$132,222,4236Fox
7Something Borrowed$418,114-55%2,606-298$160$31,937,5663Warner Bros.
8Jumping the Broom$304,047-68%1,472-563$207$31,624,6093Sony / TriStar
9Water for Elephants$264,069-57%1,894-531$139$52,720,6895Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$92,597-37%642-634$144$9,291,6184Weinstein Company
2Soul Surfer$85,626-66%984-484$87$40,696,3047Sony / TriStar
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$70,416-70%912-537$77$51,793,9955Lionsgate
4Limitless$62,019-42%35759$174$78,131,23110Relativity Media
5Source Code$58,595-48%377-249$155$53,014,7658Summit
6Everything Must Go$56,609-63%24527$231$1,685,2662Roadside Attractions
7Insidious$47,826-56%501-261$95$52,480,4518FilmDistrict
8Hanna$44,507-54%279-146$160$39,211,6907Focus
9Rango$38,076-68%30286$126$121,250,02412Paramount
10HOP$35,400-58%354-105$100$107,227,0758Universal
11Jane Eyre (2011)$34,340-48%208-40$165$10,405,20011Focus
12The Lincoln Lawyer$29,326-60%258-87$114$56,537,75610Lionsgate
13Win Win$28,002-64%202-46$139$9,378,90410Fox Searchlight
14The Conspirator$25,863-63%269-101$96$10,935,3966Roadside Attractions
15The Beaver$22,736-59%16863$135$602,4603Summit
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$16,855-70%253-58$67$51,904,5509Fox
17Arthur (2011)$15,512-57%237-107$65$32,816,3527Warner Bros.
18Scream 4$12,854-52%205-221$63$104,1156Weinstein Company
19The Adjustment Bureau$11,020-57%116-48$95$62,464,33512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$78,0960%50-7$1,562$5,426,1817Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$25,7228%340$757$25,060,09862Warner Bros. / IMAX
335 and Ticking$2,891-65%6--$482$32,6991Image Entertainment
4Sucker Punch$2,847-61%45-94$63$36,384,5639Warner Bros.
5The King's Speech$2,581-46%40-31$65$138,755,07126Weinstein Company
6Red Riding Hood$2,320-68%50-50$46$37,654,88511Warner Bros.
7Kill the Irishman$1,371-59%12-1$114$1,154,62811Anchor Bay Films
8Biutiful$1,356-19%0-11--$5,095,80021Roadside Attractions
9Go For It!$1,106-76%64-154$17$173,7932Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Skateland$818-60%119$74$15,7622Freestyle Releasing
11Meet Monica Velour$559-44%21$280$32,2087Anchor Bay Films
12Dum Maaro Dum$432-70%11-9$39$559,9195Fox Searchlight