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, Jun. 6 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: First Class$5,452,193-61%3,641--$1,497$60,553,7971Fox
2The Hangover Part II$3,247,199-59%3,6150$898$189,055,3932Warner Bros.
3Kung Fu Panda 2$2,331,802-68%3,95227$590$102,360,1742Paramount / DreamWorks
4Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,857,198-64%3,966-198$468$192,058,0783Disney
5Bridesmaids$1,517,880-55%2,919-39$520$108,685,1104Universal
6Thor$500,801-57%2,780-516$180$169,623,7495Paramount
7Fast Five$346,735-58%2,237-744$155$202,326,4006Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Something Borrowed$118,244-39%688-752$172$36,791,5745Warner Bros.
2Rio (2011)$95,162-56%691-981$138$136,785,5578Fox
3Water for Elephants$85,933-52%572-222$150$55,819,1287Fox
4Jumping the Broom$85,625-58%589-350$145$35,992,9255Sony / TriStar
5Priest (2011)$50,606-51%583-1335$87$28,764,1834Sony / Screen Gems
6Source Code$29,718-52%288-11$103$53,880,27410Summit
7Rango$29,681-55%254-26$117$122,182,17514Paramount
8Insidious$22,359-55%160-26$140$53,033,18110FilmDistrict
9Limitless$21,361-45%232-37$92$78,755,82612Relativity Media
10Hanna$21,163-51%197-19$107$39,829,9719Focus
11HOP$20,900-56%245-54$85$107,823,71010Universal
12Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$16,921-53%196-163$86$52,640,3597Lionsgate
13Everything Must Go$16,207-60%107-54$151$2,417,0874Roadside Attractions
14Jane Eyre (2011)$15,416-51%128-15$120$10,882,84813Focus
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$14,311-55%182-32$79$52,319,82311Fox
16Win Win$12,837-60%14117$91$9,878,77012Fox Searchlight
17The Lincoln Lawyer$11,780-59%133-33$89$57,008,76412Lionsgate
18Scream 4$11,705-46%201-60$58$38,054,1908Weinstein Company
19The Conspirator$8,638-63%108-29$80$11,337,3428Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 6 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$75,922-62%2016$3,796$1,326,1482Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$52,2952%470$1,113$6,372,7399Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$24,6752%322$771$25,432,63264Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Beginners$15,506-67%5--$3,101$156,8461Focus
5The Beaver$5,352-60%68-41$79$879,2605Summit
6Submarine$5,020-66%4--$1,255$46,8521Weinstein Company
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$3,561-59%80-123$45$9,529,1486Weinstein Company
8Beautiful Boy$1,945-63%4--$486$18,1071Anchor Bay Films
9Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,472-23%4--$368$176,65638Collective Eye
10The Last Mountain$969-82%2--$485$17,8681Dada Films
11The King's Speech$955-18%16-2$60$138,789,18728Weinstein Company
12Kill the Irishman$536-59%8-2$67$1,176,90213Anchor Bay Films
1335 and Ticking$470-41%4-2$118$59,2073Image Entertainment
14The Music Never Stopped$181-49%50$36$247,46012Roadside Attractions
15Skateland$159-42%31$53$19,0494Freestyle Releasing
16Biutiful$22-15%1-4$22$5,100,95923Roadside Attractions