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 Thu, Jun. 9 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: First Class$4,027,245-5%3,641--$1,106$73,894,3491Fox
2The Hangover Part II$2,841,424-2%3,6150$786$198,060,1322Warner Bros.
3Kung Fu Panda 2$2,783,00615%3,95227$704$110,270,0742Paramount / DreamWorks
4Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,923,3744%3,966-198$485$197,927,4943Disney
5Bridesmaids$1,707,6154%2,919-39$585$113,749,5754Universal
6Thor$544,6517%2,780-516$196$171,229,5085Paramount
7Fast Five$357,9207%2,237-744$160$203,366,8756Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$1,000,000--324--$3,086$1,000,0000Paramount
2Something Borrowed$124,0796%688-752$180$37,162,1135Warner Bros.
3Rio (2011)$122,91120%691-981$178$137,110,7288Fox
4Water for Elephants$100,7376%572-222$176$56,120,9597Fox
5Jumping the Broom$79,432-4%589-350$135$36,254,6555Sony / TriStar
6Priest (2011)$49,9231%583-1335$86$28,912,7084Sony / Screen Gems
7Rango$41,04716%254-26$162$122,297,90714Paramount
8Source Code$34,769-6%288-11$121$53,988,50610Summit
9HOP$28,1755%245-54$115$107,905,78510Universal
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$24,15322%182-32$133$52,384,41311Fox
11Limitless$22,995-3%232-37$99$78,826,12012Relativity Media
12Jane Eyre (2011)$22,66911%128-15$177$10,944,26513Focus
13Hanna$21,613-7%197-19$110$39,898,3319Focus
14Insidious$20,048-21%160-26$125$53,099,20510FilmDistrict
15Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$16,74311%196-163$85$52,689,0277Lionsgate
16Everything Must Go$16,563-8%107-54$155$2,468,9184Roadside Attractions
17Win Win$16,3123%14117$116$9,925,83312Fox Searchlight
18The Lincoln Lawyer$13,008-4%133-33$98$57,049,01612Lionsgate
19Scream 4$12,0120%201-60$60$38,089,8748Weinstein Company
20The Conspirator$11,93112%109-28$109$11,370,3428Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$66,037-9%2016$3,302$1,534,6462Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$64,276-1%470$1,368$6,563,5289Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$28,28123%322$884$25,510,06764Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Beginners$14,955-17%5--$2,991$210,2701Focus
5The Beaver$6,75511%68-41$99$898,4925Summit
6Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$5,89336%80-123$74$9,544,1926Weinstein Company
7Arthur (2011)$4,7816%62-15$77$33,035,3979Warner Bros.
8Submarine$4,494-14%4--$1,124$61,9191Weinstein Company
9Beautiful Boy$2,76294%4--$691$24,2241Anchor Bay Films
10The Last Mountain$1,137-37%2--$569$22,2081Dada Films
11The King's Speech$1,11717%180$62$138,792,20628Weinstein Company
1235 and Ticking$70479%4-2$176$60,7003Image Entertainment
13Kill the Irishman$580-15%8-2$73$1,178,89813Anchor Bay Films
14Summer (2011 re-issue)$392--1--$392$3920The Film Desk
15Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$232-74%4--$58$179,01238Collective Eye
16Skateland$152162%31$51$19,4034Freestyle Releasing
17The Music Never Stopped$143-31%50$29$247,93712Roadside Attractions
18Biutiful$66-38%1-4$66$5,101,23723Roadside Attractions