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 Sun, Jul. 3 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$30,376,098-12%4,088--$7,431$162,618,2121Paramount / DreamWorks
2Cars 2$8,818,021-7%4,1150$2,143$117,204,0022Disney
3Bad Teacher$4,932,854-2%3,0490$1,618$59,952,5632Sony / Columbia
4Larry Crowne$4,295,985-9%2,973--$1,445$13,096,0651Universal
5Super 8$2,759,094-3%3,088-336$893$108,465,2454Paramount
6Green Lantern$2,245,080-5%3,280-536$684$102,244,8963Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,932,4942%2,861-481$675$50,562,6783Fox
8Monte Carlo$1,918,344-20%2,473--$776$7,453,9441Fox
9Bridesmaids$1,284,825-4%1,389-642$925$153,020,4908Universal
10X-Men: First Class$1,048,576-2%1,602-1031$655$138,662,6455Fox
11The Hangover Part II$828,027-4%1,568-1187$528$248,243,6156Warner Bros.
12Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$746,326-5%1,473-771$507$233,738,4017Disney
13Kung Fu Panda 2$599,5261%1,281-1246$468$156,859,4896Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$414,0086%22813$1,816$7,571,7766Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$233,3602%10836$2,161$2,364,5775Focus
3Rio (2011)$136,649-19%308-36$444$140,479,50912Fox
4Thor$114,087-30%270-134$423$177,917,5839Paramount
5Fast Five$111,755-9%302-156$370$208,303,66010Universal
6Water for Elephants$54,497-17%234-58$233$58,026,26711Fox
7Soul Surfer$47,339-23%205-35$231$43,400,45113Sony / TriStar
8Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$44,717-4%221-670$202$13,936,9874Relativity Media
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$36,120-19%14094$258$53,011,19011Lionsgate
10Something Borrowed$30,701-17%191-112$161$38,677,2739Warner Bros.
11The Lincoln Lawyer$29,250-17%138-51$212$57,786,12316Lionsgate
12Rango$28,983-16%117-39$248$123,188,23218Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Delhi Belly$207,1351%89--$2,327$581,9431UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$84,05815%470$1,788$8,199,85613Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$40,6768%330$1,233$26,297,49868Warner Bros. / IMAX
4A Better Life$36,8273%117$3,348$181,4262Summit
5Double Dhamaal$31,65011%41--$772$477,8232Reliance Big Pictures
6Insidious$14,786-17%70-4$211$53,612,26314FilmDistrict
7Source Code$11,745-71%66-40$178$54,640,98714Summit
8Submarine$10,3061%20-6$515$342,0245Weinstein Company
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$10,103-6%68-46$149$10,056,71610Weinstein Company
10Limitless$7,729-31%55-30$141$79,230,92316Relativity Media
11Hanna$5,742-22%34-25$169$40,243,77113Focus
12Jane Eyre (2011)$4,873-5%26-25$187$11,210,24817Focus
13Win Win$4,5654%18-14$254$10,143,68616Fox Searchlight
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$3,566-14%31-27$115$52,671,36315Fox
15Everything Must Go$2,922-10%19-14$154$2,648,5128Roadside Attractions
16The Conspirator$2,008-34%15-10$134$11,501,53312Roadside Attractions
17Beautiful Boy$8573%40$214$68,9835Anchor Bay Films
18The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls$777-10%1--$777$18,6378Argot Pictures
1935 and Ticking$762-39%21$381$78,9167Image Entertainment
20The Art of Getting By$507-33%7-300$72$1,425,8393Fox Searchlight
21The Music Never Stopped$195-5%53$39$250,87016Roadside Attractions