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 Sun, May. 6 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$57,066,733-18%4,349--$13,122$207,438,7081Disney
2Think Like a Man$2,135,980-35%2,010-5$1,063$73,135,6003Sony / Screen Gems
3The Pirates! Band of Misfits$1,721,802-30%3,3580$513$18,665,9412Sony / Columbia
4The Hunger Games$1,530,738-37%2,794-778$548$380,614,6597Lionsgate
5The Five-Year Engagement$1,308,745-36%2,9415$445$19,133,0152Universal
6The Lucky One (2012)$1,210,919-45%3,005-170$403$47,775,0603Warner Bros.
7Safe (2012)$827,271-18%2,2715$364$13,080,8832Lionsgate
8Chimpanzee$777,000-23%1,531-36$508$23,101,8893Disneynature
9The Raven$739,224-29%2,2096$335$12,176,1252Relativity Media
10The Three Stooges$554,332-31%2,174-931$255$39,669,0154Fox
11The Cabin in the Woods$431,190-30%1,669-970$258$38,018,7484Lionsgate
1221 Jump Street$275,296-38%1,040-780$265$134,015,7838Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mirror Mirror$230,539-29%922-1095$250$60,174,4986Relativity Media
2American Reunion$196,880-43%856-1298$230$55,301,0805Universal
3Wrath of the Titans$130,867-29%715-857$183$81,619,8326Warner Bros.
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$125,040-36%521-362$240$209,034,86510Universal
5Titanic 3D$122,062-17%333-1076$367$57,290,5085Paramount
6Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$83,685-35%303-98$276$102,273,11213Warner Bros. / New Line
7Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$65,687-48%247-88$266$8,225,1999CBS Films
8Bully (2012)$49,098-19%2630$187$2,538,0116Weinstein Company
9Lockout$44,428-52%311-948$143$13,894,3744Open Road
10Safe House$26,250-45%175-54$150$126,020,90013Universal
11A Thousand Words$20,587-42%140-29$147$18,185,7639Paramount
12Act of Valor$20,514-32%193-92$106$69,824,80411Relativity Media
13This Means War$17,473-53%171-61$102$54,483,96712Fox
14The Vow$14,908-56%157-61$95$124,933,57113Sony / Screen Gems
15Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$13,529-49%143104$95$34,938,03311Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$227,750-27%27--$8,435$737,0511Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$51,170-27%500$1,023$1,025,0163Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$17,080-61%95-32$180$51,774,00212Sony / Columbia
4Born to Be Wild 3D$16,897-21%340$497$18,641,47057Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Sound of My Voice$13,640-42%2823$487$103,5502Fox Searchlight
6A Beautiful Soul$13,305-21%20--$665$46,4101Tyscot Manhaddon Films
7Casa de mi Padre$10,498-5%6832$154$5,849,2248Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Chronicle$9,906-25%78-43$127$64,472,96914Fox
9Project X (2012)$8,340-34%72-83$116$54,697,62110Warner Bros.
10Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$7,934-31%30-37$264$1,137,1734Code Black Entertainment
11Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$7,900-38%75-36$105$133,030,45321Fox
12Jeff Who Lives at Home$6,948-40%47-32$148$4,190,7108Paramount Vantage
13The Artist$4,920-22%41-9$120$44,242,86524Weinstein Company
14We Bought a Zoo$4,368-31%38-14$115$75,608,72220Fox
15Friends With Kids$3,635-48%34-19$107$7,185,3409Roadside Attractions
16Coriolanus$3,602-33%184$200$727,67616Weinstein Company
17Blue Like Jazz$2,876-32%20-26$144$578,0954Roadside Attractions
18Touchback$1,980-41%12-16$165$197,2194Anchor Bay Films
19Undefeated$1,959-21%13-7$151$531,09412Weinstein Company
20Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,461-55%17-10$86$43,446,08713Fox
21Albert Nobbs$1,30166%5-11$260$3,013,81215Roadside Attractions
22W.E.$1,055-15%6-4$176$582,07514Weinstein Company
23Red Tails$904-55%12-11$75$49,858,40616Fox