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. 27 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars 2$6,958,490-59%4,115--$1,691$73,093,9971Disney
2Bad Teacher$4,008,884-52%3,049--$1,315$35,611,9901Sony / Columbia
3Green Lantern$2,128,074-57%3,8160$558$91,117,5512Warner Bros.
4Super 8$1,518,809-55%3,42416$444$96,633,1333Paramount
5Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,362,476-49%3,3423$408$40,655,8172Fox
6X-Men: First Class$858,965-55%2,633-742$326$133,754,3734Fox
7Bridesmaids$710,850-50%2,031-542$350$147,258,1657Universal
8The Hangover Part II$643,488-55%2,755-705$234$244,295,3485Warner Bros.
9Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$630,022-50%2,244-498$281$229,917,2486Disney
10Kung Fu Panda 2$555,463-54%2,527-942$220$153,621,1045Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$160,916-58%215100$748$6,004,2065Fox Searchlight
2Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$114,920-34%891-1633$129$13,562,4683Relativity Media
3Rio (2011)$87,370-42%344-64$254$139,720,53311Fox
4Thor$74,284-50%404-471$184$177,297,6488Paramount
5Fast Five$64,120-56%458-271$140$207,816,3309Universal
6Water for Elephants$36,692-47%292-59$126$57,725,92410Fox
7Something Borrowed$33,850-41%30391$112$38,472,1608Warner Bros.
8The Art of Getting By$27,237-26%307-303$89$1,379,2172Fox Searchlight
9Rango$17,575-50%156-32$113$123,028,23017Paramount
10The Lincoln Lawyer$16,285-59%189-31$86$57,642,34115Lionsgate
11Source Code$11,693-38%106-55$110$54,543,76613Summit
12Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$9,333-44%114-48$82$9,990,7009Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$50,426-17%470$1,073$7,782,75112Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Beginners$50,210-62%7329$688$1,600,2654Focus
3Hubble 3D$27,239-10%330$825$26,099,13467Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$11,109-45%74-24$150$53,537,54113FilmDistrict
5Limitless$7,430-43%85-32$87$79,181,65415Relativity Media
6Submarine$6,090-51%26-2$234$295,0324Weinstein Company
7Hanna$5,991-49%59-32$102$40,207,34912Focus
8A Better Life$5,876-72%4--$1,469$67,9631Summit
9Jane Eyre (2011)$5,084-37%51-17$100$11,177,91516Focus
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$4,635-44%58-32$80$52,643,81514Fox
11The Beaver$2,805-46%6643$43$961,1248Summit
12Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$2,398-46%46-25$52$52,891,56110Lionsgate
13Everything Must Go$2,322-51%33-22$70$2,633,4567Roadside Attractions
14Win Win$1,917-67%32-35$60$10,124,95615Fox Searchlight
15The Conspirator$1,546-67%0-44--$11,489,03411Roadside Attractions
16Scream 4$1,027-47%18-21$57$38,177,91911Weinstein Company
17The Last Mountain$814-69%6-1$136$83,9294Dada Films
18Beautiful Boy$643-58%4-4$161$64,5744Anchor Bay Films
19Kill the Irishman$107-77%20$54$1,187,81816Anchor Bay Films
20Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$90-96%4--$23$213,40941Collective Eye
21The Music Never Stopped$84-50%2-1$42$250,08415Roadside Attractions
2235 and Ticking$70-84%10$70$75,6096Image Entertainment