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 Mon, Jun. 11 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$6,328,868-63%4,258--$1,486$66,645,6061Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prometheus$5,204,896-62%3,396--$1,533$56,254,9971Fox
3Snow White and the Huntsman$2,681,670-60%3,7774$710$101,219,1452Universal
4Men in Black 3$1,640,204-58%3,792-456$433$137,541,2983Sony / Columbia
5Marvel's The Avengers$1,385,505-59%3,129-541$443$573,685,9686Disney
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$397,925-58%1,2984$307$31,438,6606Fox Searchlight
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$382,375-49%2,087-820$183$36,205,9734Lionsgate
8The Dictator$311,012-54%1,651-998$188$55,592,1154Paramount
9Battleship$273,560-59%1,954-1190$140$60,093,7754Universal
10Dark Shadows$181,043-54%1,550-1452$117$73,966,8835Warner Bros.
11Chernobyl Diaries$137,379-43%1,180-1253$116$17,080,0643Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$157,003-51%751-348$209$400,429,53812Lionsgate
2For Greater Glory$116,534-68%642-115$182$3,639,2122ARC Entertainment
3The Lucky One (2012)$48,697-51%402-2$121$59,526,5098Warner Bros.
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$44,950-47%290-25$155$212,073,46015Universal
5Mirror Mirror$44,613-42%303-54$147$63,521,64011Relativity Media
6Think Like a Man$43,265-54%287-222$151$90,356,6878Sony / Screen Gems
7Crooked Arrows$27,483-59%278-49$99$1,585,3814Branded/Peck Films
8The Three Stooges$27,154-60%245-40$111$43,150,1269Fox
9The Pirates! Band of Misfits$15,905-62%317-268$50$28,987,6107Sony / Columbia
10Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$15,275-48%126-29$121$103,562,75818Warner Bros. / New Line
11The Five-Year Engagement$14,875-53%175-43$85$28,505,1007Universal
12Wrath of the Titans$14,017-58%150-55$93$83,425,37811Warner Bros.
13The Cabin in the Woods$10,382-45%113-23$92$41,300,6879Lionsgate
14Safe (2012)$8,645-54%111-64$78$17,060,1137Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$195,110-57%9680$2,032$3,926,1113Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$48,9197%511$959$3,229,0848Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$40,189-66%7727$522$1,054,7993Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$20,68960%330$627$19,374,84062Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Safety Not Guaranteed$10,307-64%9--$1,145$108,0691FilmDistrict
6Girl in Progress$4,396-59%577$77$2,560,4805Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Piranha 3DD$4,180-52%78-8$54$319,5542Weinstein Company
8Lola Versus$3,329-61%4--$832$35,1441Fox Searchlight
9The Artist$2,450-40%36-51$68$44,652,98729Weinstein Company
10Bully (2012)$2,229-20%31-57$72$3,465,71811Weinstein Company
11The Raven$2,213-31%34-27$65$15,819,5207Relativity Media
12Sound of My Voice$1,351-48%24-24$56$387,8467Fox Searchlight
13Cartas a Elena$800-73%12--$67$8,5111Freestyle Releasing
14High School$642-42%4-196$161$136,7232Anchor Bay Films
15Friends With Kids$236-71%5-3$47$7,250,32314Roadside Attractions