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 Fri, Jun. 10 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$12,142,8101114%3,379--$3,594$13,142,8101Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$7,525,24287%3,69251$2,038$81,419,5912Fox
3The Hangover Part II$5,699,405101%3,67560$1,551$203,759,5373Warner Bros.
4Kung Fu Panda 2$4,650,46567%3,929-23$1,184$114,920,5393Paramount / DreamWorks
5Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$3,147,79464%3,433-533$917$201,075,2884Disney
6Bridesmaids$3,053,49079%2,9223$1,045$116,803,0655Universal
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$2,223,836--2,524--$881$2,223,8361Relativity Media
8Thor$712,21431%1,782-998$400$171,941,7226Paramount
9Fast Five$524,44547%1,329-908$395$203,891,3207Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$204,68467%527-164$388$137,315,4129Fox
2Something Borrowed$157,97727%366-322$432$37,320,0906Warner Bros.
3Water for Elephants$150,66250%466-106$323$56,271,6218Fox
4Jumping the Broom$135,58071%365-224$371$36,372,2356Sony / TriStar
5Soul Surfer$100,352--31772$317$41,986,36110Sony / TriStar
6Source Code$56,38662%248-40$227$54,044,89211Summit
7Rango$54,68533%220-34$249$122,352,59215Paramount
8Insidious$44,340121%134-26$331$53,143,54511FilmDistrict
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$36,938527%182102$203$9,581,1307Weinstein Company
10Priest (2011)$35,413-29%169-414$210$28,948,1215Sony / Screen Gems
11Limitless$33,95148%166-66$205$78,860,07113Relativity Media
12HOP$32,28515%190-55$170$107,938,07011Universal
13Hanna$30,01039%147-50$204$39,928,34110Focus
14Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$23,80642%112-84$213$52,712,8338Lionsgate
15The Lincoln Lawyer$23,47980%101-32$232$57,072,49513Lionsgate
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$21,928-9%117-65$187$52,406,34112Fox
17Win Win$18,65514%100-41$187$9,944,48813Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$228,907247%4727$4,870$1,763,5533Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$71,15611%470$1,514$6,634,68410Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Beginners$62,615319%1914$3,296$272,8852Focus
4Hubble 3D$29,3394%31-1$946$25,539,40665Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Everything Must Go$18,46111%87-20$212$2,487,3795Roadside Attractions
6Jane Eyre (2011)$18,092-20%90-38$201$10,962,35714Focus
7Submarine$13,466200%1713$792$75,3852Weinstein Company
8Scream 4$13,18210%80-121$165$38,103,0569Weinstein Company
9The Conspirator$10,782-10%66-44$163$11,381,1249Roadside Attractions
10The Beaver$4,330-36%46-22$94$902,8226Summit
1135 and Ticking$4,200497%1-3$4,200$64,9304Image Entertainment
12The Last Mountain$3,442203%31$1,147$25,6502Dada Films
13The King's Speech$1,54839%15-1$103$138,793,75429Weinstein Company
14Beautiful Boy$1,508-45%40$377$25,7322Anchor Bay Films
15Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,296459%40$324$180,30739Collective Eye
16Kill the Irishman$87851%5-3$176$1,179,77614Anchor Bay Films
17The Music Never Stopped$23061%2-3$115$248,16713Roadside Attractions