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 Fri, Oct. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$3,926,816196%2,855-392$1,375$52,352,1043Warner Bros.
2Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$3,570,011--2,933--$1,217$3,570,0111Open Road
3Cloud Atlas$3,402,211--2,008--$1,694$3,402,2111Warner Bros.
4Paranormal Activity 4$3,130,953175%3,4120$918$37,088,3182Paramount
5Taken 2$2,576,408198%2,995-494$860$111,965,2534Fox
6Hotel Transylvania$2,538,845302%3,276-108$775$123,475,1865Sony / Columbia
7Sinister$1,739,672163%2,347-195$741$36,184,6273Lionsgate / Summit
8Alex Cross$1,683,612169%2,5412$663$16,002,3032Lionsgate / Summit
9Here Comes the Boom$1,592,743218%2,491-523$639$26,703,2153Sony / Columbia
10Pitch Perfect$1,349,325174%1,999-661$675$48,701,5585Universal
11Fun Size$1,335,788--3,014--$443$1,335,7881Paramount
12Chasing Mavericks$827,050--2,002--$413$827,0501Fox
13Looper$665,38779%1,189-1034$560$60,078,6935Sony / TriStar
14Frankenweenie$607,569113%1,738-624$350$29,949,9764Disney
15Seven Psychopaths$495,15566%1,003-477$494$10,956,6633CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$489,627164%736-9$665$10,297,3066Lionsgate / Summit
2Trouble with the Curve$105,22847%420-505$251$34,460,8026Warner Bros.
3End of Watch$102,10129%290-461$352$38,325,6126Open Road
4The Dark Knight Rises$79,005137%291-54$271$446,973,50315Warner Bros.
5The Master$75,75441%201-211$377$15,026,1367Weinstein Company
6House at the End of the Street$63,952128%302-444$212$30,944,7096Relativity Media
7ParaNorman$58,525807%280112$209$54,748,05511Focus
8Arbitrage$47,59170%125-44$381$7,220,8547Roadside Attractions
9The Bourne Legacy$43,005185%191-41$225$112,913,11012Universal
10The Campaign$40,5271167%222148$183$86,491,80412Warner Bros.
11Resident Evil: Retribution$36,295--19840$183$42,033,9267Sony / Screen Gems
12Ice Age: Continental Drift$34,070201%192-30$177$160,149,05516Fox
13The Expendables 2$31,188541%17886$175$84,623,64611Lionsgate
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$28,010-59%147-798$191$3,142,0643Atlas Distribution
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$15,766177%116-33$136$48,609,84113Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$66,463430%2016$3,323$226,1062Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$25,82959%520$497$9,352,89928Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,596123%300$453$21,127,30482Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Possession$12,055213%82-51$147$48,858,5209Lionsgate
5Lawless$9,606-13%96-88$100$37,318,7059Weinstein Company
6The Intouchables$9,2197%48-12$192$12,857,25823Weinstein Company
7Simon and the Oaks$8,131--147$581$54,2243The Film Arcade
8Dredd 3D$6,147-52%72-88$85$13,386,1696Lionsgate
9Won't Back Down$4,3613%65-103$67$5,254,2425Fox
10The Other Dream Team$3,677--141$263$111,6895The Film Arcade
11Moonrise Kingdom$2,94434%15-14$196$45,501,26223Focus
12Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$1,904--4--$476$53,9324Roadside Attractions
13War of the Buttons (2012)$1,811-24%8-27$226$35,0733Weinstein Company
14Gayby$51378%10$513$9,9133The Film Collaborative