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 Sun, Dec. 16 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$19,751,941-29%4,045--$4,883$84,617,3031Warner Bros. / New Line
2Rise of The Guardians$2,213,188-35%3,387-252$653$71,085,2684Paramount / DreamWorks
3Lincoln$1,884,341-41%2,285271$825$107,687,3196Disney / DreamWorks
4Skyfall$1,691,857-44%2,924-477$579$271,921,7956Sony / Columbia
5Life of Pi$1,642,946-31%2,548-398$645$69,572,4724Fox
6The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$1,395,031-38%3,042-604$459$276,826,1435Lionsgate / Summit
7Wreck-It Ralph$981,475-36%2,249-497$436$168,721,5927Disney
8Playing For Keeps (2012)$774,487-43%2,8403$273$10,737,5352FilmDistrict
9Red Dawn (2012)$614,842-44%2,250-504$273$40,904,3054FilmDistrict
10Flight$510,446-42%1,823-608$280$89,418,7047Paramount
11Killing Them Softly$287,125-32%1,427-997$201$14,140,4323Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$593,832-36%3710$1,601$16,979,3235Weinstein Company
2Argo$324,028-40%667-277$486$104,955,07910Warner Bros.
3Hitchcock$318,056-35%561380$567$3,071,8714Fox Searchlight
4Anna Karenina (2012)$317,371-25%409-13$776$8,380,5175Focus
5The Collection$140,014-38%621-782$225$6,520,7943LD Entertainment
6Taken 2$73,684-45%339-91$217$138,132,49311Fox
7Pitch Perfect$63,080-42%332-55$190$63,869,42312Universal
8Talaash$46,152-39%113-49$408$2,706,4833Reliance Entertainment
9The Sessions$42,021-37%151-46$278$5,208,5389Fox Searchlight
10End of Watch$27,812-25%172-1077$162$40,469,93613Open Road
11Looper$25,965-33%190-42$137$66,305,04512Sony / TriStar
12The Perks of Being A Wallflower$25,286-30%125-50$202$17,008,01313Lionsgate / Summit
13Sinister$22,206-35%184107$121$47,917,44410Lionsgate / Summit
14Here Comes the Boom$21,589-44%150-84$144$42,680,15910Sony / Columbia
15Hotel Transylvania$21,062-41%136-60$155$143,923,82012Sony / Columbia
16Alex Cross$19,168-44%175-39$110$25,739,7579Lionsgate / Summit
17Paranormal Activity 4$17,172-33%157109$109$53,808,2349Paramount
18Seven Psychopaths$12,377-37%100-41$124$14,989,76110CBS Films
19The Man With the Iron Fists$12,075-28%105-76$115$15,608,5457Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$82,794-37%3632$2,300$404,8162Focus
2Cloud Atlas$27,350-20%98-93$279$26,623,2238Warner Bros.
3The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$23,192-45%14-3$1,657$449,4424Warner Bros.
4A Late Quartet$14,632-38%46-17$318$1,084,3397Entertainment One / RKO
5Ice Age: Continental Drift$13,710-40%84-6$163$161,011,39123Fox
6ParaNorman$9,879-28%61-20$162$55,964,93518Focus
7To the Arctic 3D$9,116-36%520$175$10,208,06835Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Intouchables$6,202-23%2513$248$13,069,90130Weinstein Company
9Hecho en Mexico$5,87114%10-16$587$145,9363Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Born to Be Wild 3D$5,491-30%300$183$21,509,30589Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Master$3,372-14%14-9$241$15,912,49914Weinstein Company
12House at the End of the Street$2,846-48%41-27$69$31,607,59813Relativity Media
13Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$2,720-50%45-31$60$17,529,1578Open Road
14Arbitrage$2,4096%10-15$241$7,890,70114Roadside Attractions
15Let Fury Have the Hour$1,27035%1--$1,270$3,3861CAVU Pictures
16This Must Be the Place$916-29%3-2$305$142,2427Weinstein Company