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, Jun. 2 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snow White and the Huntsman$21,034,4753%3,773--$5,575$41,503,0001Universal
2Men in Black 3$12,188,77451%4,2480$2,869$103,269,4582Sony / Columbia
3Marvel's The Avengers$9,017,91360%3,670-248$2,457$547,123,5355Disney
4Battleship$2,215,53553%3,144-558$705$53,974,6253Universal
5The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$1,985,47057%1,29461$1,534$24,148,2135Fox Searchlight
6The Dictator$1,977,64141%2,649-365$747$49,491,6803Paramount
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$1,838,05327%2,907-114$632$29,577,8573Lionsgate
8Dark Shadows$1,663,15756%3,002-402$554$69,706,1634Warner Bros.
9Chernobyl Diaries$1,247,00820%2,4330$513$13,654,3342Warner Bros.
10The Hunger Games$677,40549%1,099-322$616$397,906,03511Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1For Greater Glory$656,78211%757--$868$1,246,1901ARC Entertainment
2Think Like a Man$314,48468%509-277$618$89,543,6217Sony / Screen Gems
3The Pirates! Band of Misfits$284,85889%585-299$487$28,365,4896Sony / Columbia
4Crooked Arrows$234,024-8%327260$716$1,012,4973Branded/Peck Films
521 Jump Street$163,30737%330-34$495$137,087,54012Sony / Columbia
6Rowdy Rathore$159,26650%120--$1,327$265,4341UTV Communications
7Mirror Mirror$149,89926%357-65$420$62,812,05310Relativity Media
8The Lucky One (2012)$145,39245%404-211$360$58,891,5697Warner Bros.
9Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$141,75038%315-75$450$211,389,78514Universal
10The Three Stooges$115,81648%285-40$406$42,671,6238Fox
11The Five-Year Engagement$80,66054%218-56$370$28,237,7356Universal
12Wrath of the Titans$66,09652%205-50$322$83,175,33010Warner Bros.
13Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$51,43936%155-20$332$103,308,14817Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Cabin in the Woods$45,52133%136-67$335$41,132,2918Lionsgate
15Safe (2012)$42,79447%17563$245$16,908,5296Lionsgate
16High School$29,3564%200--$147$57,4931Anchor Bay Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$353,44942%1612$22,091$1,462,7762Focus
2The Intouchables$148,54789%5046$2,971$393,6002Weinstein Company
3To the Arctic 3D$79,7235%500$1,594$2,725,8057Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Piranha 3DD$68,1977%86--$793$131,7751Weinstein Company
5Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$23,00572%60-27$383$9,012,56913CBS Films
6Born to Be Wild 3D$18,181-32%33-1$551$19,210,23361Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Titanic 3D$12,88226%5210$248$57,848,4829Paramount
8Girl in Progress$12,87464%50-93$257$2,500,1874Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Artist$12,35737%8767$142$44,606,64628Weinstein Company
10Sound of My Voice$11,23634%486$234$352,9776Fox Searchlight
11Bully (2012)$8,4125%88-16$96$3,383,43210Weinstein Company
12The Raven$7,98738%61-50$131$15,785,7306Relativity Media
13Act of Valor$1,236-23%19-20$65$70,008,92415Relativity Media
14Undefeated$1,21474%60$202$560,41816Weinstein Company
15Friends With Kids$1,20642%8-1$151$7,244,92513Roadside Attractions
16Red Tails$1,01930%5-2$204$49,875,31620Fox
17Blue Like Jazz$8278%1-2$82$594,8648Roadside Attractions