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, Feb. 1 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Warm Bodies$8,140,304--3,009--$2,705$8,140,3041Lionsgate / Summit
2Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$2,923,424140%3,3753$866$28,176,2182Paramount
3Silver Linings Playbook$2,451,976189%2,809168$873$74,716,53412Weinstein Company
4Mama$2,322,135285%2,78199$835$53,854,2353Universal
5Bullet to the Head$1,735,222--2,404--$722$1,735,2221Warner Bros.
6Zero Dark Thirty$1,626,643148%2,871-58$567$74,124,1937Sony / Columbia
7Parker$1,080,512126%2,23814$483$10,305,3942FilmDistrict
8Django Unchained$924,665121%1,777-230$520$148,864,8546Weinstein Company
9Les Miserables (2012)$729,95589%1,848-362$395$139,813,2006Universal
10Lincoln$687,511103%1,756-153$392$169,062,02913Disney / DreamWorks
11Gangster Squad$636,62176%1,625-965$392$41,885,6794Warner Bros.
12Movie 43$603,610128%2,0230$298$6,661,8842Relativity Media
13The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$498,915107%1,300-375$384$294,791,4358Warner Bros. / New Line
14Broken City$486,42751%1,786-836$272$17,160,5173Fox
15A Haunted House$475,101158%1,501-501$317$36,709,0044Open Road
16Parental Guidance$401,392201%1,480-256$271$71,813,2166Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$583,841204%935300$624$118,926,65617Warner Bros.
2Stand Up Guys$528,853--659--$803$528,8531Lionsgate / Roadside
3Life of Pi$497,058158%902-39$551$104,730,78911Fox
4The Impossible$399,746170%765-17$523$14,308,3777Lionsgate / Summit
5Quartet$323,545115%20239$1,602$2,613,7184Weinstein Company
6Skyfall$165,232--425-31$389$302,461,81013Sony / Columbia
7This is 40$124,955124%373-134$335$66,676,8307Universal
8Jack Reacher$113,59283%450-438$252$78,539,9877Paramount
9Wreck-It Ralph$107,826248%66072$163$182,737,46814Disney
10Race 2$83,329167%139-14$599$1,169,9112UTV Motion Pictures
11The Last Stand$80,710-52%689-2224$117$11,514,3523Lionsgate
12Hotel Transylvania$61,890--224-4$276$147,743,27919Sony / Columbia
13The Guilt Trip$54,713112%291-61$188$36,399,6177Paramount
14Rise of The Guardians$54,385242%3072$177$100,346,13911Paramount / DreamWorks
15Hyde Park on Hudson$49,19755%1440$342$5,472,1779Focus
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$41,298126%189-27$219$291,186,38812Lionsgate / Summit
17Flight$34,64080%200-63$173$93,563,20014Paramount
18Here Comes the Boom$32,460--175-16$185$44,980,88517Sony / Columbia
19Red Dawn (2012)$27,717141%153-52$181$44,609,38711FilmDistrict
20Playing For Keeps (2012)$24,3681999%148113$165$12,981,9039FilmDistrict
21Texas Chainsaw 3D$13,70847%121-164$113$34,044,1215Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$18,9639%90-8$211$12,514,44712Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$17,01466%520$327$11,041,55242Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Master$11,34864%28-9$405$16,171,65221Weinstein Company
4Taken 2$10,479128%83-41$126$139,789,77218Fox
5Born to Be Wild 3D$9,044107%300$301$21,851,73296Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$8,018-10%50-46$160$12,423,3877Paramount
7Hitchcock$5,86135%44-46$133$5,880,63311Fox Searchlight
8The Sessions$5,82217%29-33$201$5,893,51716Fox Searchlight
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$4,74752%37-19$128$17,728,99520Lionsgate / Summit
10Pitch Perfect$4,30587%41-50$105$64,981,16319Universal
11A Late Quartet$3,70350%122$309$1,486,00514Entertainment One / RKO
12Girls Against Boys$2,847--2--$1,424$2,8471Anchor Bay Films
13LUV$2,00816%8-13$251$148,0973Indomina Media