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, Feb. 6 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chronicle$1,691,695-48%2,907--$582$23,695,7931Fox
2The Woman in Black$1,176,137-60%2,855--$412$22,050,2091CBS Films
3The Grey$819,707-41%3,20722$256$35,377,2392Open Road
4Underworld Awakening$567,880-47%2,636-442$215$54,821,5453Sony / Screen Gems
5Red Tails$395,552-41%2,347-226$169$41,454,6053Fox
6One For the Money$391,783-57%2,7370$143$20,016,0492Lionsgate
7The Descendants$377,996-48%2,03837$185$65,853,59112Fox Searchlight
8Big Miracle$372,575-76%2,129--$175$8,132,7801Universal
9Man on a Ledge$356,295-43%2,9980$119$14,972,1052Lionsgate
10Contraband$337,755-28%2,047-603$165$62,359,3104Universal
11Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$281,467-54%2,505-125$112$26,951,5107Warner Bros.
12The Artist$240,184-52%1,005108$239$20,872,03511Weinstein Company
13The Iron Lady$215,652-43%1,021-223$211$20,871,1846Weinstein Company
14Beauty and the Beast 3D$169,149-74%1,719-426$98$45,077,2814Disney
15Hugo$168,745-67%1,03065$164$62,080,17411Paramount
16Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$142,315-43%1,077-577$132$205,343,0918Paramount
17Haywire$131,306-33%1,251-1190$105$17,978,9773Relativity Media
18Joyful Noise$101,137-64%1,350-671$75$29,065,5954Warner Bros.
19War Horse$100,335-40%1,163-698$86$77,396,6227Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$96,785-33%668-534$145$100,000,6087Sony / Columbia
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$86,257-46%857-673$101$183,971,3808Warner Bros.
3Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$55,576-52%302-108$184$21,240,6979Focus
4Albert Nobbs$51,453-57%2450$210$1,580,1582Roadside Attractions
5The Adventures of Tintin$47,705-73%486-216$98$75,371,0247Paramount
6Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$44,141-84%818-252$54$128,395,9468Fox
7We Bought a Zoo$39,602-73%754-335$53$72,761,0437Fox
8The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$27,234-54%296105$92$280,903,69912Lionsgate / Summit
9My Week with Marilyn$24,738-48%171-15$145$13,030,59911Weinstein Company
10The Devil Inside$15,230-41%303-419$50$53,072,1195Paramount
11Puss in Boots (2011)$14,306-77%253-17$57$148,473,67315Paramount / DreamWorks
12Happy Feet Two$13,873-79%255-54$54$63,446,36112Warner Bros.
13New Year's Eve$10,054-45%222160$45$54,394,1759Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Sitter$8,829-41%126-19$70$30,329,0249Fox
15J. Edgar$4,854-30%135-73$36$37,263,49413Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$12,416-45%64-16$194$3,477,81210Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$11,355-52%450$252$16,007,57244Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Coriolanus$5,254-47%142$375$217,5903Weinstein Company
4W.E.$4,719-57%4--$1,180$51,7931Weinstein Company
5Immortals$3,551-44%62-55$57$83,458,48613Relativity Media
6Pariah (2011)$2,793-59%195$147$623,8446Focus
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$2,017-63%7-4$288$254,8187FilmDistrict
8Young Adult$2,004-42%58-29$35$16,236,3919Paramount
9The Darkest Hour$1,606-57%39-48$41$21,205,3707Summit
10Drive (2011)$1,171-15%22-1$53$35,056,08021FilmDistrict
11Vettai$449-84%4--$112$192,3134UTV Communications