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 Sun, Mar. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$21,996,261-33%3,912--$5,623$79,110,4531Disney
2Jack the Giant Slayer$2,817,869-37%3,5250$799$43,630,5042Warner Bros. / New Line
3Identity Thief$1,546,030-48%3,002-228$515$116,545,1055Universal
4Snitch (2013)$1,360,877-42%2,340-171$582$31,853,3623Lionsgate / Summit
5Dead Man Down$1,324,203-39%2,188--$605$5,345,2501FilmDistrict
621 And Over$1,276,067-40%2,7710$461$16,875,3592Relativity Media
7Escape From Planet Earth$997,354-34%2,549-561$391$47,844,1054Weinstein Company
8Silver Linings Playbook$835,707-52%1,727-109$484$120,622,51317Weinstein Company
9Safe Haven$825,120-51%2,541-410$325$62,837,4814Relativity Media
10The Last Exorcism Part II$648,261-55%2,7000$240$12,129,6392CBS Films
11A Good Day to Die Hard$584,246-40%1,725-864$339$63,367,4314Fox
12Dark Skies$276,846-53%1,505-808$184$15,564,3883Weinstein / Dimension
13Warm Bodies$246,544-48%1,052-878$234$63,575,3806Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$444,066-40%67145$662$119,367,61416Fox
2Quartet$332,293-41%715-10$465$13,245,6909Weinstein Company
3Emperor$244,823-44%261--$938$1,014,0991Roadside Attractions
4Argo$243,830-50%741-244$329$134,282,92522Warner Bros.
5Side Effects (2013)$218,101-47%602-510$362$29,570,7875Open Road
6Zero Dark Thirty$169,985-48%522-200$326$94,628,36912Sony / Columbia
7Django Unchained$109,584-45%336-647$326$161,100,52611Weinstein Company
8The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$109,464-37%337127$325$301,874,93313Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lincoln$102,941-51%432-220$238$180,834,31118Disney / DreamWorks
10Les Miserables (2012)$82,940-41%286-66$290$148,136,22011Universal
11Rise of The Guardians$71,044-35%275-20$258$102,681,33016Paramount / DreamWorks
12Beautiful Creatures (2013)$49,226-40%281-794$175$19,018,2604Warner Bros.
13Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$48,986-34%225-376$218$54,493,5057Paramount
14Parental Guidance$40,011-49%219-39$183$76,285,22911Fox
15Mama$37,450-49%214-233$175$71,117,1758Universal
16Jack Reacher$32,876-47%194-31$169$79,892,19012Paramount
17The Impossible$25,495-42%114-37$224$18,486,44912Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Girl Rising$39,69186%21--$1,890$225,2671Gathr Films
2Stoker$33,087-33%1710$1,946$328,8142Fox Searchlight
3Kai Po Che$24,130-47%71-33$340$1,013,7383UTV Motion Pictures
4Bless Me, Ultima$21,7221%52-131$418$1,387,0953Arenas Entertainment
5To the Arctic 3D$17,3145%520$333$11,568,68447Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$16,751-50%56-12$299$235,6512Methinx Entertainment
7Gangster Squad$16,440-34%90-48$183$45,857,1019Warner Bros.
8Skyfall$10,165-49%69-32$147$304,360,27718Sony / Columbia
9Hyde Park on Hudson$9,335-46%391$239$6,288,21414Focus
10Born to Be Wild 3D$6,998-30%300$233$22,123,476101Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Movie 43$5,209-31%6346$83$8,828,7717Relativity Media
12Parker$4,805-27%34-17$141$17,470,2957FilmDistrict
13Camp (2013)$4,295-12%42$1,074$32,3463Freestyle Releasing
14Bullet to the Head$3,583-28%34-52$105$9,483,8216Warner Bros.
15Broken City$2,922-40%24-45$122$19,666,2078Fox
16Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$1,985-33%1--$1,985$6,8481Rialto Pictures
17A Late Quartet$1,962-38%71$280$1,561,57719Entertainment One / RKO
18The Sweeney$183-54%1-10$183$26,3452eOne Films US
19Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$48140%10$48$97,31623Roadside Attractions