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, Dec. 21 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$8,921,045428%3,448--$2,587$26,015,3591Paramount
2The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$5,065,496--2,914--$1,738$5,065,4960Sony / Columbia
3Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$4,283,299-17%3,703--$1,157$54,008,5731Warner Bros.
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$3,509,7970%3,726--$942$32,972,5681Fox
5The Adventures of Tintin$2,302,020--3,087--$746$5,577,0200Paramount
6New Year's Eve$1,056,104-18%3,051-454$346$28,172,0102Warner Bros. / New Line
7Arthur Christmas$667,892-17%2,105-1167$317$40,612,1394Sony / Columbia
8The Muppets$586,401-14%1,859-1469$315$72,848,1464Disney
9The Sitter$553,978-23%2,473-277$224$19,905,5462Fox
10The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$515,186-26%1,822-1782$283$268,192,5425Lionsgate / Summit
11Hugo$507,511-30%1,487-1121$341$41,015,4134Paramount
12Immortals$44,264-64%1,216-1083$36$82,196,3426Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Dec. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$384,822-14%835-41$461$29,874,8315Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$351,843-17%986978$357$5,034,1542Paramount
3Happy Feet Two$133,151-47%760-2080$175$59,501,5235Warner Bros.
4Puss in Boots (2011)$127,94022%757-1086$169$143,097,6808Paramount / DreamWorks
5Jack and Jill$94,550-46%677-2110$140$70,951,4296Sony / Columbia
6My Week with Marilyn$73,911-19%2440$303$6,339,9654Weinstein Company
7Tower Heist$43,890-58%418-1651$105$76,062,7557Universal
8Dolphin Tale$39,036-31%250-92$156$71,466,20413Warner Bros.
9J. Edgar$36,364-38%455-1100$80$35,870,8726Warner Bros.
10A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$26,580-19%245-225$108$34,505,4177Warner Bros. / New Line
11Footloose (2011)$24,078-12%25352$95$51,366,58110Paramount
12Moneyball$23,21393%24234$96$74,363,31713Sony / Columbia
13Courageous$20,95539%187-4$112$33,564,61912Sony / TriStar
14In Time$16,611-40%273-81$61$36,804,9068Fox
15Paranormal Activity 3$14,702-16%206-96$71$103,831,6829Paramount
16Margin Call$11,032-29%121-27$91$5,154,2259Roadside Attractions
17The Ides of March$9,16018%141-46$65$40,592,29011Sony / Columbia
1850/50$8,801-6%111-35$79$34,991,59812Summit
19Like Crazy$8,765-17%100-62$88$3,324,7188Paramount Vantage
20The Three Musketeers (2011)$6,110-51%123-45$50$20,342,5769Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Dec. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$51,772-9%1612$3,236$1,044,0452Focus
2The Artist$39,607-15%171$2,330$1,455,0914Weinstein Company
3Shame$38,140-22%5029$763$1,367,2553Fox Searchlight
4The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$31,19057%22-3$1,418$533,3874Warner Bros.
5Born to Be Wild 3D$15,8515%490$323$14,829,58337Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Way$13,0203%93-27$140$4,025,02511Producers Distribution Agency
7Drive (2011)$8,91115%56-14$159$34,749,65414FilmDistrict
8Martha Marcy May Marlene$2,534-20%39-33$65$2,880,1559Fox Searchlight
9The Rum Diary$1,939-25%30-33$65$13,107,3048FilmDistrict
10Pastorela$705-45%19-25$37$160,2633Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Cook County$448-17%5--$90$9,1161Hanover House