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 Mon, Jan. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Django Unchained$1,872,463-65%3,0100$622$108,152,5852Weinstein Company
2The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,311,112-72%3,755-345$349$265,146,0054Warner Bros. / New Line
3Les Miserables (2012)$1,263,240-70%2,90490$435$104,766,2802Universal
4Texas Chainsaw 3D$1,146,753-68%2,654--$432$22,891,2231Lionsgate
5Jack Reacher$713,741-68%3,288-64$217$65,410,9553Paramount
6This is 40$630,165-68%2,93117$215$54,885,3603Universal
7Parental Guidance$583,083-75%3,3681$173$52,922,7812Fox
8Lincoln$411,362-71%1,901-65$216$144,500,4089Disney / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$335,252-69%2,312-119$145$31,447,1343Paramount
10Promised Land (2012)$275,780-71%1,6761651$165$4,671,2192Focus
11Monsters, Inc. 3D$269,709-76%2,103-515$128$28,251,2633Disney
12Skyfall$220,644-69%1,307-330$169$297,025,0109Sony / Columbia
13Rise of The Guardians$179,918-77%1,507-548$119$97,407,5857Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$288,746-69%7450$388$34,965,5158Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$226,039-71%965-213$234$91,265,5277Fox
3The Impossible$216,026-72%572557$378$3,628,4393Lionsgate / Summit
4Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$108,673-71%817-23$133$10,987,0353Paramount
5The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$102,106-68%825-366$124$289,235,4628Lionsgate / Summit
6Hyde Park on Hudson$84,198-70%222138$379$3,294,0835Focus
7Wreck-It Ralph$79,005-77%709-204$111$178,580,64510Disney
8Argo$54,047-73%302-43$179$110,160,96613Warner Bros.
9Anna Karenina (2012)$35,818-65%163-55$220$11,573,5818Focus
10Not Fade Away$25,474-63%565546$45$442,3603Paramount Vantage
11Flight$20,996-66%250-150$84$92,509,36210Paramount
12Taken 2$16,772-68%213-19$79$139,301,53614Fox
13Hitchcock$15,367-62%118-231$130$5,504,2637Fox Searchlight
14Red Dawn (2012)$14,190-65%252-173$56$43,891,2337FilmDistrict
15Cloud Atlas$11,688-60%155110$75$26,914,93011Warner Bros.
16Pitch Perfect$10,725-65%165-18$65$64,666,58315Universal
17End of Watch$7,607-60%140-22$54$40,899,42716Open Road
18Playing For Keeps (2012)$4,689-59%139-129$34$12,856,2865FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$242,059-71%6055$4,034$4,648,1973Sony / Columbia
2The Perks of Being A Wallflower$9,246-54%98-27$94$17,488,27416Lionsgate / Summit
3To the Arctic 3D$7,125-58%520$137$10,667,34838Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Sessions$7,038-56%41-39$172$5,639,06212Fox Searchlight
5A Late Quartet$3,352-70%23-14$146$1,360,19210Entertainment One / RKO
6Killing Them Softly$3,116-70%51-17$61$14,908,0976Weinstein Company
7Born to Be Wild 3D$2,654-67%300$88$21,694,67192Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Ice Age: Continental Drift$2,481-73%53-9$47$161,206,56326Fox
9The Intouchables$1,782-64%110$162$13,162,68133Weinstein Company
10The Master$1,314-72%12-1$110$15,981,18317Weinstein Company
11Arbitrage$350-39%4-3$88$7,916,17217Roadside Attractions
12Talaash$313-84%8-8$39$2,870,6576Reliance Entertainment
13Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$77-45%1--$77$86,88714Roadside Attractions