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 Tue, Oct. 9 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken 2$3,951,708-28%3,661--$1,079$58,968,4271Fox
2Hotel Transylvania$1,387,596-70%3,3523$414$82,755,5902Sony / Columbia
3Looper$1,264,843-27%2,9931$423$43,218,9122Sony / TriStar
4Pitch Perfect$1,205,125-36%2,7702435$435$24,795,6132Universal
5Frankenweenie$757,380-54%3,005--$252$13,832,0431Disney
6End of Watch$460,288-24%2,370-410$194$33,913,3163Open Road
7Trouble with the Curve$403,209-20%3,003-209$134$30,576,3543Warner Bros.
8House at the End of the Street$262,694-35%2,720-363$97$28,257,7903Relativity Media
9Won't Back Down$125,890-16%2,5172$50$4,759,6412Fox
10Resident Evil: Retribution$125,557-24%1,361-1020$92$41,299,7264Sony / Screen Gems
11Finding Nemo 3D$122,434-63%1,746-893$70$39,494,4034Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Oct. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Master$189,291-30%8648$219$12,796,9534Weinstein Company
2The Perks of Being A Wallflower$143,137-37%221119$648$3,719,2163Lionsgate / Summit
3Dredd 3D$95,941-18%831-1726$115$12,908,1763Lionsgate
4The Dark Knight Rises$74,868-28%575-80$130$445,548,49212Warner Bros.
5Arbitrage$71,484-14%244-12$293$6,210,1654Roadside Attractions
6The Possession$42,559-31%821-797$52$48,496,0016Lionsgate
7The Bourne Legacy$33,740-33%482-342$70$112,359,6559Universal
8The Odd Life of Timothy Green$26,969-43%534-653$51$50,274,5028Disney
9Lawless$25,150-17%611-892$41$37,056,7616Weinstein Company
10Ice Age: Continental Drift$25,073-50%300-87$84$159,548,34313Fox
11The Campaign$17,097-31%303-327$56$86,307,2489Warner Bros.
12The Expendables 2$16,912-24%313-502$54$84,409,4418Lionsgate
13Ted (2012)$16,830-18%187-38$90$218,381,49515Universal
14ParaNorman$12,828-53%342-867$38$54,394,6208Focus
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$12,822-59%257-75$50$48,296,77610Fox
16Barfi!$11,883-42%110-17$108$2,724,4824UTV Communications
17Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$9,382-52%155-48$61$216,262,76918Paramount / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Oct. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$14,473-20%84-37$172$12,671,71320Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$12,942-46%520$249$9,002,34425Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Moonrise Kingdom$11,03214%9210$120$45,402,88220Focus
4Beasts of the Southern Wild$4,951-47%51-18$97$11,115,70815Fox Searchlight
5Born to Be Wild 3D$4,254-52%330$129$20,994,08879Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Thaandavam$3,487-59%21-24$166$195,6862UTV Communications
7Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$2,817-17%12--$235$37,1761Roadside Attractions
8Safety Not Guaranteed$2,70291%24-10$113$3,998,02418FilmDistrict
9The Watch$2,272-9%32-14$71$34,336,67911Fox
10The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$2,117-48%18-14$118$46,349,70123Fox Searchlight
11Heroine$1,542-24%18-79$86$596,9093UTV Communications
12For A Good Time, Call...$1,499-37%43-41$35$1,247,8396Focus
13The Apparition$1,331-32%38-27$35$4,934,0847Warner Bros.
1410 Years$5804%21-42$28$202,2824Anchor Bay Films
15Toys in the Attic$25518%4-2$64$63,4865Hannover House
16Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$158-8%6-1$26$3,377,2359ARC Entertainment