Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.2M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.2MSeptember 01, 2014 08:55 AM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $22.18 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 $280.48 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 revised three-day estimate for Guardians of the Galaxy is $17.08 million.

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 an estimated $15.7 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 6 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 $166.36 million. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $11.90 million.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated four-day take of $11.30 million. That represented a respectable 26 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.16 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $9.30 million.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with an estimated $10.32 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 revised three-day estimate for the film is $8.6 million.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated four-day take of $10.2 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 $11.89 million. That places The November Man 19 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $7.88 million.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with an estimated four-day gross of $10.55 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 2 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 $59.67 million. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $8.28 million.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated four-day take of $3.33 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,704 from 382 locations. The revised three-day estimate for the film stands at $2.66 million.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $2.2 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The revised three-day estimate for the re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster is $1.75 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jun. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$10,675,972-20%4,2635$2,504$119,006,0062Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prometheus$7,163,388-8%3,44246$2,081$89,370,3012Fox
3That's My Boy$4,200,939-11%3,030--$1,386$13,453,7141Sony / Columbia
4Snow White and the Huntsman$3,904,555-26%3,701-76$1,055$122,062,6703Universal
5Rock of Ages$3,674,410-33%3,470--$1,059$14,437,2691Warner Bros. / New Line
6Men in Black 3$3,503,220-8%3,135-657$1,117$152,726,5584Sony / Columbia
7Marvel's The Avengers$3,406,3273%2,582-547$1,319$586,794,3717Disney
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$693,212-28%1,184-114$585$35,216,7137Fox Searchlight
9The Dictator$309,244-32%1,119-532$276$57,677,7175Paramount
10What to Expect When You're Expecting$271,529-47%1,216-871$223$38,639,3825Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$704,374-24%17882$3,957$6,839,4624Focus
2Battleship$433,320-10%942-1012$460$62,151,8205Universal
3The Hunger Games$266,935-21%593-158$450$401,766,45213Lionsgate
4For Greater Glory$232,06624%380-262$611$4,542,5583ARC Entertainment
5Dark Shadows$179,751-29%680-870$264$75,156,0166Warner Bros.
6Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$69,250-33%277-13$250$212,490,25016Universal
7The Three Stooges$61,980-22%201-44$308$43,442,67710Fox
8Mirror Mirror$61,526-35%278-25$221$63,915,26412Relativity Media
921 Jump Street$54,249-30%220-38$247$137,982,55014Sony / Columbia
10The Cabin in the Woods$53,075-21%224111$237$41,507,32710Lionsgate
11The Lucky One (2012)$52,571-36%350-52$150$59,890,5749Warner Bros.
12Think Like a Man$50,687-41%208-79$244$90,677,9649Sony / Screen Gems
13Chernobyl Diaries$46,100-38%255-925$181$17,637,7064Warner Bros.
14Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$41,696-25%157--$266$150,3371Indomina Media
15The Pirates! Band of Misfits$30,896-11%149-168$207$29,140,9538Sony / Columbia
16Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$26,320-2%108-18$244$103,692,73519Warner Bros. / New Line
17Wrath of the Titans$26,169-11%105-45$249$83,550,28412Warner Bros.
18The Five-Year Engagement$21,050-49%168-7$125$28,644,7708Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$110,446-29%770$1,434$1,552,6454Weinstein Company
2Safety Not Guaranteed$92,516-25%4738$1,968$439,9992FilmDistrict
3To the Arctic 3D$56,543-13%510$1,109$3,611,2779Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Crooked Arrows$19,813-1%97-181$204$1,731,0145Branded/Peck Films
5Lola Versus$18,726-25%5248$360$107,9912Fox Searchlight
6Born to Be Wild 3D$16,698-12%330$506$19,480,18363Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Safe (2012)$11,535-21%76-35$152$17,120,0198Lionsgate
8Rowdy Rathore$11,533-30%32-68$360$744,1643UTV Communications
9Girl in Progress$5,594-28%41-16$136$2,594,8786Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Raven$3,299-30%29-5$114$15,839,9928Relativity Media
11The Artist$2,286-19%21-15$109$44,667,09530Weinstein Company
12Sound of My Voice$1,442-51%13-11$111$398,7298Fox Searchlight
13Piranha 3DD$1,210-93%11-67$110$370,9043Weinstein Company
14Bully (2012)$853-19%14-17$61$3,483,79512Weinstein Company