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, Feb. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$11,087,755--3,141--$3,530$11,087,7551Universal
2Warm Bodies$3,267,700221%3,0090$1,086$28,392,7822Lionsgate / Summit
3Side Effects (2013)$2,800,011--2,605--$1,075$2,800,0111Open Road
4Silver Linings Playbook$1,605,358110%2,8090$572$84,699,59713Weinstein Company
5Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,391,45091%3,285-90$424$39,474,3033Paramount
6Mama$1,191,265217%2,677-104$445$60,913,4104Universal
7Zero Dark Thirty$963,100114%2,562-309$376$80,523,6908Sony / Columbia
8Django Unchained$554,88591%1,502-275$369$152,768,0177Weinstein Company
9Argo$553,977162%1,405470$394$121,787,59018Warner Bros.
10Bullet to the Head$515,41059%2,4040$214$6,706,4322Warner Bros.
11Parker$471,04454%2,004-234$235$14,451,6973FilmDistrict
12Lincoln$427,41376%1,517-239$282$172,174,88214Disney / DreamWorks
13Les Miserables (2012)$376,22063%1,447-401$260$142,804,3757Universal
14The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$309,52784%1,001-299$309$297,174,5799Warner Bros. / New Line
15Parental Guidance$240,950160%1,219-261$198$73,513,4407Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$527,122--300--$1,757$527,1221Paramount
2Life of Pi$374,250119%92422$405$107,158,75512Fox
3The Impossible$240,722104%739-26$326$15,951,4668Lionsgate / Summit
4Gangster Squad$230,99522%942-683$245$44,164,8355Warner Bros.
5Quartet$226,92068%24442$930$4,286,4075Weinstein Company
6Wreck-It Ralph$201,680495%75797$266$183,550,39515Disney
7A Haunted House$191,02389%913-588$209$38,411,4165Open Road
8Stand Up Guys$172,19234%67011$257$2,291,9562Lionsgate / Roadside
9Broken City$123,643-5%755-1031$164$18,867,1074Fox
10Skyfall$115,047--370-55$311$303,140,95314Sony / Columbia
11Movie 43$84,906-40%777-1246$109$8,466,3693Relativity Media
12Jack Reacher$70,529128%307-143$230$78,951,7708Paramount
13This is 40$56,99090%278-95$205$67,118,0058Universal
14Rise of The Guardians$46,127246%275-32$168$100,657,75112Paramount / DreamWorks
15Hyde Park on Hudson$34,61648%130-14$266$5,730,04810Focus
16The Guilt Trip$31,27083%225-66$139$36,618,8078Paramount
17Hotel Transylvania$31,010--191-33$162$148,022,81220Sony / Columbia
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$25,697681%18564$139$34,109,7466Lionsgate
19Here Comes the Boom$25,487--144-31$177$45,121,86318Sony / Columbia
20The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$24,745102%160-29$155$291,354,21313Lionsgate / Summit
21The Last Stand$24,308-5%239-450$102$11,835,7164Lionsgate
22Flight$16,25730%115-85$141$93,707,02815Paramount
23Red Dawn (2012)$14,928112%105-48$142$44,711,34512FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$20,121--25--$805$20,1211UTV Motion Pictures
2To the Arctic 3D$19,015123%520$366$11,126,89143Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Race 2$18,82261%63-76$299$1,461,7553UTV Motion Pictures
4Anna Karenina (2012)$15,08221%911$166$12,632,76513Focus
5Born to Be Wild 3D$9,965219%300$332$21,890,74297Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Lost in Thailand$9,098--35--$260$9,0981WAMCR
7Playing For Keeps (2012)$8,50830%81-67$105$13,062,02810FilmDistrict
8Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$6,82869%47-3$145$12,471,5228Paramount
9Hitchcock$5,25830%36-8$146$5,909,51712Fox Searchlight
10The Master$4,782-6%291$165$16,228,18322Weinstein Company
11Taken 2$4,05124%35-48$116$139,829,84819Fox
12The Sessions$2,8596%18-11$159$5,924,97517Fox Searchlight
13A Late Quartet$1,936-10%120$161$1,507,15215Entertainment One / RKO
14Pitch Perfect$1,0503%15-26$70$64,995,52320Universal
15LUV$455-25%3-5$152$155,2024Indomina Media
16Brief Reunion$165--1--$165$4,3824Striped Entertainment