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, Jul. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$44,931,966-41%4,404--$10,203$120,686,8631Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Continental Drift$7,764,65915%3,8865$1,998$82,945,0882Fox
3The Amazing Spider-Man$4,254,57323%3,753-565$1,134$225,426,2043Sony / Columbia
4Ted (2012)$3,888,94020%3,214-89$1,210$177,554,8954Universal
5Brave$2,289,03518%2,899-493$790$206,974,4185Disney
6Magic Mike$1,604,783-2%2,606-484$616$100,914,2004Warner Bros.
7Savages$1,284,80026%2,336-299$550$38,957,1553Universal
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$948,80133%1,540-464$616$59,698,4094Lionsgate
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$505,28611%1,261-1024$401$207,237,6187Paramount / DreamWorks
10Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$409,9032%1,123-1609$365$22,277,4233Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$747,69134%895-29$835$35,561,3649Focus
2Dark Shadows$548,32335%412173$1,331$78,365,61711Warner Bros.
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$314,79645%12948$2,440$2,623,1514Fox Searchlight
4Marvel's The Avengers$254,91334%495-252$515$614,883,01512Disney
5Snow White and the Huntsman$179,96042%409-268$440$152,468,6608Universal
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$172,97946%288-54$601$43,727,25812Fox Searchlight
7Prometheus$124,74137%312-247$400$125,018,6997Fox
8Rock of Ages$119,30227%32267$371$37,896,3656Warner Bros. / New Line
9Men in Black 3$108,15634%266-231$407$175,405,1519Sony / Columbia
10Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$74,64845%266-389$281$36,427,2995Fox
11The Hunger Games$72,44430%190-22$381$405,173,61418Lionsgate
12Safety Not Guaranteed$67,25557%124-58$542$2,893,5587FilmDistrict
13Battleship$49,88538%172-56$290$64,956,61510Universal
14What to Expect When You're Expecting$46,01328%192-29$240$40,922,81810Lionsgate
15The Pirates! Band of Misfits$42,32913%189-43$224$30,689,90713Sony / Columbia
16Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$30,895-3%167-1$185$213,926,12521Universal
17The Dictator$17,61524%105-56$168$59,601,04010Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$135,47962%918$1,489$6,978,3849Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$68,7393%520$1,322$5,916,89814Warner Bros. / IMAX
3That's My Boy$30,98729%84-88$369$36,914,0856Sony / Columbia
4Bol Bachchan$30,14759%46-52$655$1,134,6203Fox International Pictures
5Born to Be Wild 3D$22,699-10%330$688$20,066,71768Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Three Stooges$22,68030%53-19$428$44,146,93215Fox
7Mirror Mirror$12,09226%59-32$205$64,822,38317Relativity Media
8For Greater Glory$7,83535%33-9$237$5,548,9568ARC Entertainment
9Easy Money (2012)$6,36267%20$3,181$47,5522Weinstein Company
10A Cat In Paris$5,82498%180$324$226,5298GKIDS
1130 Beats$3,23211%15--$215$6,1481Roadside Attractions
12The Obama Effect$2,59115%21-4$123$101,6882ARC Entertainment