Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.2M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.2MSeptember 01, 2014 08:55 AM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $22.18 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 $280.48 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 revised three-day estimate for Guardians of the Galaxy is $17.08 million.

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 an estimated $15.7 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 6 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 $166.36 million. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $11.90 million.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated four-day take of $11.30 million. That represented a respectable 26 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.16 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $9.30 million.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with an estimated $10.32 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 revised three-day estimate for the film is $8.6 million.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated four-day take of $10.2 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 $11.89 million. That places The November Man 19 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $7.88 million.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with an estimated four-day gross of $10.55 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 2 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 $59.67 million. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $8.28 million.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated four-day take of $3.33 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,704 from 382 locations. The revised three-day estimate for the film stands at $2.66 million.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $2.2 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The revised three-day estimate for the re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster is $1.75 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Apr. 5 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evil Dead$11,899,350--3,025--$3,934$11,899,3501Sony / TriStar
2Jurassic Park 3D$7,010,635--2,771--$2,530$7,010,6351Universal
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$6,390,779113%3,73415$1,712$71,953,8392Paramount
4The Croods$6,002,36264%3,879-186$1,547$110,702,5643Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Tyler Perry's Temptation$3,383,429155%2,0470$1,653$31,766,7702Lionsgate
6Olympus Has Fallen$3,143,987112%3,059-47$1,028$64,217,4883FilmDistrict
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$2,450,45666%2,905-419$844$207,047,1745Disney
8The Host (2013)$1,843,023131%3,2020$576$16,268,7362Open Road
9The Call$1,125,834109%2,002-437$562$43,106,9274Sony / TriStar
10Admission$661,81970%1,407-754$470$13,981,3673Focus
11Spring Breakers$408,92646%1,072-307$381$11,853,6684A24

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$252,35094%721-361$350$130,687,9809Universal
2Silver Linings Playbook$189,23475%524-228$361$129,310,88121Weinstein Company
3Jack the Giant Slayer$151,62820%502-578$302$62,099,1096Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$150,760-5%535-1040$282$21,477,3324Warner Bros. / New Line
5Life of Pi$106,07770%269-71$394$123,671,69820Fox
6Quartet$104,29867%252-50$414$16,938,05813Weinstein Company
7Safe Haven$99,30057%360-190$276$70,153,5788Relativity Media
8Escape From Planet Earth$85,06644%432-545$197$54,263,7358Weinstein Company
9Warm Bodies$83,604385%287125$291$65,397,90810Lionsgate / Summit
10Snitch (2013)$74,36347%304-442$245$41,632,4857Lionsgate / Summit
1121 And Over$55,85865%180-164$310$25,168,4346Relativity Media
12A Good Day to Die Hard$49,892163%22516$222$66,680,3748Fox
13Emperor$44,75563%120-18$373$3,022,1195Roadside Attractions
14Django Unchained$43,19477%183-50$236$162,454,49915Weinstein Company
15Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$39,24697%180-22$218$55,340,40211Paramount
16Parental Guidance$30,10573%110-30$274$76,993,15615Fox
17Argo$26,52432%172-88$154$135,838,37526Warner Bros.
18Dead Man Down$14,488345%14671$99$10,792,6175FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$210,691816%3026$7,023$596,7212Focus
2The Sapphires$79,9771199%6048$1,333$231,9293Weinstein Company
3From Up on Poppy Hill$36,994149%4116$902$378,7854GKIDS
4Trance$36,897--4--$9,224$36,8971Fox Searchlight
5Side Effects (2013)$29,446131%80-22$368$31,316,3759Open Road
6Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$26,366--16--$1,648$26,3661CodeBlack Films
7Stoker$20,942-6%89-105$235$1,585,1046Fox Searchlight
8The Impossible$20,220159%80-6$253$18,868,17516Lionsgate / Summit
9To the Arctic 3D$19,67535%520$378$11,995,96751Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Settai$18,107--33--$549$18,1071UTV Motion Pictures
11Starbuck$16,429263%3114$530$3,564,2113eOne Films US
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$12,059-3%77-68$157$302,905,35817Warner Bros. / New Line
13Rise of The Guardians$11,865-17%89-45$133$103,369,18020Paramount / DreamWorks
14Born to Be Wild 3D$11,22410%300$374$22,408,178105Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Camp (2013)$9,660389%82$1,208$120,6557Freestyle Releasing
16Himmatwala$6,45018%61-38$106$245,8942UTV Motion Pictures
17Dark Skies$6,448-13%28-73$230$17,165,7497Weinstein / Dimension
18Beautiful Creatures (2013)$6,181-16%55-60$112$19,431,0298Warner Bros.
19Girl Rising$2,680-92%6--$447$581,1745Gathr Films
20Bless Me, Ultima$2,41649%6-5$403$1,554,9857Arenas Entertainment
21Down the Shore$2,192--2--$1,096$2,1921Anchor Bay Films
22The Playroom$1,219--12--$102$1,2191Freestyle Releasing
23The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$927-52%2-5$464$369,6766Methinx Entertainment
24Kai Po Che$451-21%2-3$226$1,118,9137UTV Motion Pictures