Grosses

'Guardians' Adds $3.85M in First Place on Friday; 'As Above' Bows to $3.2M in Second Place; 'November Man' Takes $2.2M in FifthAugust 30, 2014 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports that Guardians of the Galaxy officially became the year's top domestic grosser on Friday with another $3.85 million added to its haul, off just 20 percent from last Friday, as it again claimed first place. That gives the film $262.1 million overall so far, surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier's final tally of $259.8 million. Through the same point in release (29 days), Guardians is now 13 percent ahead of the pace of Winter Soldier and just 1.6 percent behind that of 2008's original Iron Man. BoxOffice projects a $16.3 million 3-day weekend and a $21.8 million 4-day holiday frame.

Universal opened As Above So Below to a healthy $3.2 million yesterday after Thursday night's $470,000 preview grosses. The horror/thriller pic bowed 48 percent lower than 2012's The Possession (which also opened Labor Day weekend) and 36 percent under Oculus, however, As Above's modest $5 million production budget gives it a pass on that front. BoxOffice projects a $9.3 million 3-day and $11.2 million 4-day.

Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed $2.66 million yesterday, down 41 percent from the same day last week. The reboot has amassed $153.3 million through 22 days of release, 21 percent more than G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra through the same point. BoxOffice projects an $11.3 million 3-day weekend and $14.7 million 4-day.

Warner Bros. reports that If I Stay added $2.6 million yesterday, off 62 percent from opening day last week. The young adult drama has earned $23.2 million thus far, 42 percent more than The Host at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $9.4 million 3-day frame and $11.9 million 4-day.

Rounding out Friday's top five, Relativity Media's The November Man posted $2.2 million in its third day of release for a $3.89 million total so far. The film is pacing 14 percent behind 2011's The Debt, which also opened on Wednesday before Labor Day. BoxOffice projects The November Man will take in $8 million for the 3-day and $10.2 million for the 4-day.

On the limited release front, Sony's 30th anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters took in $490,000 from 784 locations on Friday. That's a per-theater average of $625. The performance is noticeably lower than that of 2012's Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX re-release ($1,648 opening day PTA) and 2012's Top Gun 3D ($1,757), although it should be noted that Ghostbusters doesn't have the advantage of premium priced tickets that those flicks carried. BoxOffice projects a $1.3 million 3-day and $1.7 million 4-day weekend.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday morning for official 3- and 4-day weekend estimates from the studios.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Jun. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$3,370,194-21%3,379--$997$48,052,5441Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$2,319,163-22%3,69251$628$106,038,1382Fox
3Kung Fu Panda 2$1,946,624-7%3,929-23$495$132,650,7033Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Hangover Part II$1,631,707-21%3,67560$444$221,317,0313Warner Bros.
5Bridesmaids$1,314,900-14%2,9222$450$127,921,2105Universal
6Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,252,345-11%3,433-533$365$212,776,0284Disney
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$738,378-3%2,524--$293$8,219,4681Relativity Media
8Thor$309,120-9%1,782-998$173$174,617,8796Paramount
9Fast Five$205,950-6%1,3294$155$205,732,0807Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$114,0024%527-164$216$138,094,8119Fox
2Water for Elephants$74,594-2%466-106$160$56,811,4868Fox
3Something Borrowed$61,519-10%366-322$168$37,810,2296Warner Bros.
4Jumping the Broom$44,869-12%365-224$123$36,841,1296Sony / TriStar
5Rango$33,383-1%220-34$152$122,568,19015Paramount
6Source Code$24,881-12%248-40$100$54,239,32411Summit
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$21,456-16%182102$118$9,728,8147Weinstein Company
8Insidious$21,19024%134-26$158$53,291,70311FilmDistrict
9HOP$18,050-5%1905$95$108,064,40511Universal
10Limitless$16,516-4%166-66$99$78,985,05113Relativity Media
11Hanna$16,365-6%147-50$111$40,046,87510Focus
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$14,288-1%117-65$122$52,498,65512Fox
13Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$10,102-4%112-84$90$52,794,4708Lionsgate
14The Lincoln Lawyer$9,949-9%101-32$99$57,162,96413Lionsgate
15Win Win$8,3922%100-41$84$10,025,74913Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$86,571-13%4727$1,842$2,645,0773Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$57,161-15%470$1,216$6,952,74610Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$25,977-1%31-1$838$25,682,28865Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Beginners$24,144-15%1914$1,271$530,5062Focus
5Jane Eyre (2011)$11,626-7%90-38$129$11,041,70214Focus
6Everything Must Go$8,045-12%87-20$92$2,560,3805Roadside Attractions
7Submarine$7,410-10%1713$436$140,9962Weinstein Company
8The Conspirator$5,568-1%66-42$84$11,430,3889Roadside Attractions
9Scream 4$4,439-14%80-121$55$38,141,3539Weinstein Company
10The Last Mountain$4,1351106%31$1,378$39,0232Dada Films
11The Beaver$1,809-34%46-22$39$920,6986Summit
12Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,470-23%40$368$189,48139Collective Eye
13Beautiful Boy$8879%40$222$32,3172Anchor Bay Films
1435 and Ticking$60814%1-3$608$68,9464Image Entertainment
15The King's Speech$51326%15-3$34$138,796,76329Weinstein Company
16Kill the Irishman$36312%5-3$73$1,183,34814Anchor Bay Films
17The Music Never Stopped$44-52%2-3$22$248,65413Roadside Attractions