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 Sun, Feb. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Act of Valor$5,951,509-37%3,039--$1,958$24,476,6321Relativity Media
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$3,852,616-39%3,350-150$1,150$76,645,4533Warner Bros. / New Line
3Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$3,644,487-45%2,132--$1,709$15,583,9241Lionsgate
4Safe House$2,746,785-45%3,052-69$900$97,622,7053Universal
5Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$2,528,161-39%3,1740$797$38,038,2172Sony / Columbia
6The Vow$2,160,805-52%3,03880$711$102,924,1173Sony / Screen Gems
7This Means War$1,824,982-53%3,1890$572$33,495,6462Fox
8Wanderlust$1,431,565-51%2,002--$715$6,526,6501Universal
9The Secret World of Arrietty$1,295,217-35%1,5220$851$14,508,9202Disney
10Gone$995,473-53%2,186--$455$4,770,3601Summit
11Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$947,478-36%1,618-1037$586$40,444,5853Fox
12Chronicle$938,274-44%1,797-759$522$57,984,9634Fox
13The Woman in Black$590,575-53%1,727-832$342$50,451,6814CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$709,726-51%966158$735$31,779,65714Weinstein Company
2The Descendants$493,114-55%889-354$555$78,460,13515Fox Searchlight
3Hugo$394,861-46%501-57$788$69,354,70414Paramount
4The Grey$209,354-43%917-1190$228$50,179,0915Open Road
5Big Miracle$204,085-32%628-1006$325$18,903,5804Universal
6The Iron Lady$163,555-53%522-101$313$25,721,5799Weinstein Company
7Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$115,440-36%311-89$371$130,384,57911Fox
8Red Tails$111,510-43%489-520$228$48,670,0986Fox
9Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$82,161-50%333-70$247$185,888,95311Warner Bros.
10The Adventures of Tintin$79,575-38%272-31$293$76,901,74210Paramount
11We Bought a Zoo$69,768-49%280-7$249$74,096,24610Fox
12My Week with Marilyn$69,497-55%402282$173$14,074,65114Weinstein Company
13Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$69,309-62%164-20$423$23,276,12612Focus
14Underworld Awakening$66,516-39%260-566$256$62,149,8336Sony / Screen Gems
15Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$62,645-50%280-297$224$31,215,13210Warner Bros.
16Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$56,247-50%178-97$316$207,771,02711Paramount
17Joyful Noise$48,450-43%277-63$175$30,586,6397Warner Bros.
18War Horse$44,723-47%213-181$210$79,041,41210Disney / DreamWorks
19Contraband$44,325-43%197-223$225$66,173,3857Universal
20The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$39,486-56%125-64$316$101,701,26710Sony / Columbia
21One For the Money$38,262-37%229-704$167$25,951,3365Lionsgate
22Puss in Boots (2011)$35,361-37%138-25$256$149,234,74718Paramount / DreamWorks
23Albert Nobbs$29,877-54%100-19$299$2,610,6285Roadside Attractions
24Jack and Jill$22,643-42%109-25$208$74,158,15716Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$32,959-25%40-5$824$16,625,10847Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$25,697-40%48--$535$94,5831UTV Communications
3The Darkest Hour$18,193-39%94-19$194$21,426,80510Summit
4Happy Feet Two$17,656-24%85-50$208$63,934,37015Warner Bros.
5Man on a Ledge$12,486-42%76-325$164$18,600,9115Lionsgate
6Shame$10,147-49%25-19$406$3,807,64313Fox Searchlight
7Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$9,338-51%35-63$267$1,130,8423UTV Communications
8Haywire$8,322-53%37-42$225$18,827,1656Relativity Media
9Coriolanus$5,818-47%8-5$727$365,1696Weinstein Company
10W.E.$5,172-62%15-5$345$265,2764Weinstein Company
11Undefeated$4,721-51%50$944$70,1952Weinstein Company
12Pariah (2011)$3,264-46%130$251$712,7059Focus
13The Devil Inside$1,736-41%25-9$69$53,193,9258Paramount
14In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,060-44%4-4$265$292,86510FilmDistrict