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 Fri, Jun. 22 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$24,635,336--4,164--$5,916$24,635,3361Disney
2Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$6,251,342--3,108--$2,011$6,251,3421Fox
3Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$6,181,37639%3,920-343$1,577$143,555,0983Paramount / DreamWorks
4Prometheus$2,900,30751%2,862-580$1,013$101,446,9873Fox
5Rock of Ages$2,519,10080%3,4700$726$23,282,3442Warner Bros. / New Line
6Snow White and the Huntsman$2,495,74553%2,919-782$855$131,538,4654Universal
7That's My Boy$2,459,51087%3,0300$812$22,739,8932Sony / Columbia
8Marvel's The Avengers$2,212,406110%2,230-352$992$593,460,1878Disney
9Men in Black 3$1,746,25245%2,462-673$709$159,485,2035Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$1,277,527--1,625--$786$1,277,5271Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,006,546197%395217$2,548$9,225,9445Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$454,18213%741-443$613$37,209,5218Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$184,44926%414-179$446$402,524,17114Lionsgate
4Battleship$152,22524%483-459$315$62,823,0256Universal
5Safety Not Guaranteed$135,029246%12982$1,047$736,4523FilmDistrict
6What to Expect When You're Expecting$120,850-35%411-805$294$39,554,5016Lionsgate
7The Dictator$120,371-19%316-803$381$58,444,4596Paramount
8Dark Shadows$82,055-3%302-378$272$75,574,7157Warner Bros.
9Think Like a Man$76,488--23830$321$90,860,44010Sony / Screen Gems
10Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$66,69023%234-43$285$212,762,04017Universal
11For Greater Glory$58,346-21%160-220$365$4,894,4324ARC Entertainment
12Mirror Mirror$51,35719%222-56$231$64,144,10713Relativity Media
1321 Jump Street$45,955--160-60$287$138,161,80915Sony / Columbia
14Chernobyl Diaries$42,80272%240-15$178$17,790,5645Warner Bros.
15The Cabin in the Woods$42,23935%196-28$216$41,205,38911Lionsgate
16The Lucky One (2012)$41,17516%202-148$204$60,073,86510Warner Bros.
17The Three Stooges$34,45829%154-47$224$43,577,34411Fox
18The Raven$20,424638%133104$154$15,869,0149Relativity Media
19The Pirates! Band of Misfits$19,681--115-34$171$29,217,9339Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$88,91584%74-3$1,202$1,835,7235Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$71,1602%521$1,368$3,932,48110Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$19,41529%85-23$228$103,771,39020Warner Bros. / New Line
4Born to Be Wild 3D$17,5545%330$532$19,561,01664Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Lola Versus$13,41215%50-2$268$170,2043Fox Searchlight
6Wrath of the Titans$12,57016%70-35$180$83,607,45013Warner Bros.
7Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$10,821-34%16-141$676$239,9892Indomina Media
8Crooked Arrows$3,039-79%25-72$122$1,781,7326Branded/Peck Films
9Rowdy Rathore$2,4847%9-23$276$760,9944UTV Communications