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 Fri, Jan. 25 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$6,018,171--3,372--$1,785$6,018,1711Paramount
2Mama$3,888,885254%2,68235$1,450$39,676,3252Universal
3Silver Linings Playbook$2,356,526157%2,641118$892$61,821,15311Weinstein Company
4Zero Dark Thirty$2,332,741133%2,929-17$796$62,436,5886Sony / Columbia
5Parker$2,148,238--2,224--$966$2,148,2381FilmDistrict
6Movie 43$1,810,561--2,023--$895$1,810,5611Relativity Media
7Django Unchained$1,218,474100%2,007-509$607$142,508,3005Weinstein Company
8Gangster Squad$1,148,32477%2,590-513$443$36,595,1913Warner Bros.
9Broken City$1,049,83099%2,6222$400$12,319,8192Fox
10Les Miserables (2012)$1,049,75085%2,210-369$475$134,374,9005Universal
11Lincoln$865,14996%1,909-265$453$164,052,98312Disney / DreamWorks
12A Haunted House$825,013155%2,002-158$412$33,020,9943Open Road
13The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$716,79576%1,675-648$428$290,655,2657Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Last Stand$540,74849%2,9130$186$9,074,6932Lionsgate
15Parental Guidance$538,061158%1,736-601$310$68,880,8745Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$560,374127%941-315$596$101,400,73410Fox
2The Impossible$493,262143%782-104$631$11,855,0176Lionsgate / Summit
3Argo$393,525130%635-121$620$116,149,95216Warner Bros.
4Quartet$261,973584%163131$1,607$802,8023Weinstein Company
5Race 2$233,254--153--$1,525$233,2541UTV Motion Pictures
6Jack Reacher$220,89843%888-819$249$77,573,9916Paramount
7This is 40$202,80050%507-725$400$65,806,5906Universal
8Skyfall$197,058170%456-51$432$301,449,94512Sony / Columbia
9Wreck-It Ralph$121,561131%588-724$207$181,874,32213Disney
10The Guilt Trip$70,02839%352-290$199$36,041,4826Paramount
11Hotel Transylvania$66,044--228-9$290$147,330,27818Sony / Columbia
12Rise of The Guardians$64,225190%305-169$211$99,905,75410Paramount / DreamWorks
13Hyde Park on Hudson$55,28128%144-50$384$5,109,6508Focus
14Flight$53,55070%263-37$204$93,291,29113Paramount
15The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$51,897113%216-90$240$290,906,85211Lionsgate / Summit
16Red Dawn (2012)$39,007121%205-44$190$44,426,29310FilmDistrict
17Here Comes the Boom$38,427--191-18$201$44,784,30116Sony / Columbia
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$37,999-43%285-1189$133$33,895,7064Lionsgate
19Taken 2$15,553113%124-32$125$139,710,88417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$26,63822%98-19$272$12,349,82711Focus
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$17,952-12%96-169$187$12,300,8686Paramount
3The Master$16,977475%3723$459$16,074,72220Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$13,26729%520$255$10,929,27341Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Pitch Perfect$10,915191%91-34$120$64,935,00818Universal
6The Sessions$10,50977%620$170$5,829,05315Fox Searchlight
7Hitchcock$10,23235%90-32$114$5,824,09210Fox Searchlight
8The Perks of Being A Wallflower$8,98380%56-17$160$17,693,03919Lionsgate / Summit
9Born to Be Wild 3D$7,885116%300$263$21,805,84095Warner Bros. / IMAX
10LUV$4,266-21%21-24$203$123,4082Indomina Media
11Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,5159%35-23$72$12,946,5978FilmDistrict
12A Late Quartet$2,352-35%10-4$235$1,459,73213Entertainment One / RKO