Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.9M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.1MSeptember 02, 2014 12:30 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took $22.91 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 $281.20 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 film grossed $17.08 million over the three-day frame this weekend.

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 $15.62 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 7 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 $166.28 million. The film took in $11.92 million over the three-day frame.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with a four-day take of $11.77 million. That represented a respectable 25 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.33 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21.5 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The film grossed $9.31 million over the three-day frame.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with $10.28 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 film took in $8.63 million over the three-day weekend.

The November Man opened in sixth with a four-day take of $10.11 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 $11.79 million. That places The November Man 20 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The November Man grossed $7.91 million over the three-day weekend.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with a four-day gross of $10.37 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 4 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 $59.49 million. The film took in $8.29 million over the three-day frame.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with a four-day take of $3.36 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,791 from 382 locations. Cantinflas grossed $2.66 million over the three-day frame.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed $2.31 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster took in $1.76 million over the three-day weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Aug. 27 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$5,882,00634%2,77888$2,117$92,581,6553Disney / DreamWorks
2Colombiana$3,743,6040%2,614--$1,432$7,469,6721Sony / TriStar
3Rise of the Planet of the Apes$3,689,58342%3,346-125$1,103$146,102,6324Fox
4Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$3,034,455-15%2,760--$1,099$6,617,3091FilmDistrict
5Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$2,615,40462%3,30510$791$20,214,0092Weinstein Company
6Our Idiot Brother$2,593,7899%2,555--$1,015$4,984,0151Weinstein Company
7The Smurfs$2,045,10760%2,861-196$715$124,520,2365Sony / Columbia
8Crazy, Stupid, Love$1,283,07128%1,577-363$814$68,909,3365Warner Bros.
9Fright Night (2011)$1,242,03525%3,1140$399$13,418,0992Disney / DreamWorks
10Conan the Barbarian (2011)$1,217,93229%3,0150$404$15,641,2922Lionsgate
11Final Destination 5$1,050,81429%2,085-1070$504$37,226,3553Warner Bros. / New Line
1230 Minutes or Less$1,038,71225%2,071-817$502$30,973,4623Sony / Columbia
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$1,029,43949%1,328-410$775$369,959,0137Warner Bros.
14Cowboys & Aliens$1,021,14554%1,559-654$655$92,830,1955Universal
15One Day$992,02518%1,7254$575$9,105,8272Focus
16Captain America: The First Avenger$955,97852%1,424-564$671$168,106,2016Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Change-Up$497,18529%904-729$550$34,174,6554Universal
2Transformers: Dark of the Moon$278,81857%51834$538$349,273,5849Paramount / DreamWorks
3Sarah's Key$264,63639%27271$973$3,905,2646Weinstein Company
4Horrible Bosses$260,88629%465-290$561$113,638,9418Warner Bros. / New Line
5Super 8$131,20752%242156$542$125,961,64712Paramount
6Mr. Popper's Penguins$117,89774%239-35$493$66,954,12111Fox
7Zookeeper$114,30152%225-145$508$77,132,6818Sony / Columbia
8Green Lantern$101,41259%222-20$457$115,907,50511Warner Bros.
9Bridesmaids$93,24527%222-22$420$167,987,71016Universal
10Kung Fu Panda 2$92,47880%194-43$477$164,211,34614Paramount / DreamWorks
11Friends With Benefits$90,07424%214-199$421$55,166,0176Sony / Screen Gems
12Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$73,47230%223-1759$329$11,631,6663Fox
13X-Men: First Class$49,50748%110-36$450$146,093,20013Fox
14The Hangover Part II$28,65943%128-65$224$254,285,04214Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$64,98861%490$1,326$12,070,76621Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Bad Teacher$49,09541%75-25$655$98,248,55210Sony / Columbia
3Another Earth$39,51347%947$420$1,074,6076Fox Searchlight
4The Devil's Double$33,74229%78-5$433$1,145,5385Lionsgate
5The Tree of Life$30,87723%971$318$12,826,38514Fox Searchlight
6Monte Carlo$27,02048%91-16$297$22,889,0479Fox
7Attack the Block$19,8144%30-14$660$693,3595Sony / Screen Gems
8Circumstance$14,181-18%7--$2,026$31,4751Roadside Attractions
9Beginners$12,38735%50-19$248$5,698,02013Focus
10Rio (2011)$11,540164%39-29$296$143,590,12820Fox
11The Future$8,6798%22-9$395$388,6685Roadside Attractions
12Redemption Road$8,03837%26--$309$13,9181Freestyle Releasing
13Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$4,60283%15-22$307$1,313,6437Fox Searchlight
14A Better Life$4,38159%31-34$141$1,750,71510Summit
15Insidious$2,98674%7-2$427$53,990,14122FilmDistrict
16Project Nim$2,80419%164$175$344,5378Roadside Attractions
17The Conspirator$441-6%3-1$147$11,537,48120Roadside Attractions
18Everything Must Go$414106%3-1$138$2,708,80016Roadside Attractions
195 Days of War$345-45%1-1$345$10,2852Anchor Bay Films
20Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$8-88%1-2$8$240,41750Collective Eye