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 Sat, Feb. 11 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Vow$16,673,8519%2,958--$5,637$31,966,8931Sony / Screen Gems
2Safe House$16,281,18019%3,119--$5,220$29,926,8051Universal
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$12,612,31693%3,470--$3,635$19,153,6781Warner Bros. / New Line
4Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$8,513,119-1%2,655--$3,206$17,115,2211Fox
5Chronicle$5,480,87354%2,9081$1,885$36,905,2632Fox
6The Woman in Black$4,584,54635%2,8561$1,605$33,124,7492CBS Films
7The Grey$2,320,98570%2,801-406$829$41,425,5663Open Road
8Big Miracle$1,845,04597%2,1334$865$12,119,5002Universal
9The Descendants$1,638,07487%1,581-457$1,036$69,744,94713Fox Searchlight
10Red Tails$1,118,29775%1,580-767$708$44,419,4654Fox
11Underworld Awakening$1,091,61363%1,657-979$659$58,196,4854Sony / Screen Gems
12One For the Money$1,022,23651%2,056-681$497$23,076,0893Lionsgate
13Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$681,20276%1,375-1130$495$29,003,0668Warner Bros.
14Man on a Ledge$591,80048%1,423-1575$416$17,160,7093Lionsgate
15Contraband$572,93058%1,081-966$530$64,318,5505Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$1,044,43587%808-197$1,293$23,364,33212Weinstein Company
2Hugo$826,064129%702-328$1,177$63,863,57612Paramount
3The Iron Lady$529,83679%512-509$1,035$22,467,8487Weinstein Company
4Beauty and the Beast 3D$394,545209%678-1041$582$46,145,3125Disney
5Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$341,10582%469-608$727$206,335,8229Paramount
6Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$278,98342%111--$2,513$475,2281UTV Communications
7Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$267,445181%502-316$533$128,882,3379Fox
8Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$264,53395%232-70$1,140$21,847,79410Focus
9The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$232,09188%269-399$863$100,676,3008Sony / Columbia
10Joyful Noise$226,92973%686-664$331$29,758,8325Warner Bros.
11War Horse$196,90172%502-661$392$78,059,9048Disney / DreamWorks
12We Bought a Zoo$172,31594%420-334$410$73,146,9658Fox
13Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$161,95871%265-592$611$184,500,7219Warner Bros.
14The Adventures of Tintin$156,473124%257-229$609$75,757,7398Paramount
15Albert Nobbs$122,79275%151-94$813$1,952,7233Roadside Attractions
16Puss in Boots (2011)$104,692144%209-44$501$148,671,31116Paramount / DreamWorks
17My Week with Marilyn$97,28677%125-46$778$13,288,45412Weinstein Company
18Haywire$92,28558%263-988$351$18,525,6414Relativity Media
19Happy Feet Two$89,086150%202-53$441$63,613,87513Warner Bros.
20Jack and Jill$76,97096%187-35$412$73,789,18514Sony / Columbia
21The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$74,48941%230-66$324$281,117,19813Lionsgate / Summit
22New Year's Eve$27,62743%155-67$178$54,477,82210Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$42,93263%44-1$976$16,124,18145Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Shame$36,92358%52-12$710$3,582,57011Fox Searchlight
3W.E.$25,44962%1713$1,497$105,2652Weinstein Company
4The Sitter$24,98873%99-27$252$30,394,50710Fox
5The Devil Inside$16,02253%95-208$169$53,141,2466Paramount
6Coriolanus$14,76096%11-3$1,342$258,9734Weinstein Company
7Pariah (2011)$10,58770%13-6$814$650,8907Focus
8Chico & Rita$9,04866%1--$9,048$14,4861GKIDS
9Immortals$8,350101%33-29$253$83,482,28514Relativity Media
10Young Adult$6,77188%35-23$193$16,254,54810Paramount
11J. Edgar$5,63437%42-93$134$37,289,51214Warner Bros.
12In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,59662%103$460$268,6298FilmDistrict
13The Darkest Hour$2,94454%18-21$164$21,215,4608Summit
14Vettai$1,525147%2-2$763$197,0665UTV Communications
15Margin Call$389170%2--$195$5,353,37617Roadside Attractions