Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Leads with $16.3M and is now 2014’s #1 Film; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fourth with $8.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $7.7MAugust 31, 2014 08:50 AM

by Daniel Garris

Four-Day Estimates:

Guardians of the Galaxy -- $21.19M
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- $15.5M
If I Stay -- $11.6M*
Let's Be Cops -- $10.4M*
As Above/So Below -- $10.0M
The November Man -- $9.8M
When the Game Stands Tall -- $7.3M
The Giver -- $6.9M*
The Hundred-Foot Journey -- $6.06M
The Expendables 3 -- $4.4M*
Lucy -- $3.3M
Cantinflas -- $3.28M
Into the Storm -- $3.2M*
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For -- $2.7M*
Ghostbusters -- $2.0M

* Indicates an unofficial estimate from BoxOffice.

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $16.31 million over the three-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 $274.61 million through 31 days of release and will continue to distance itself from the $259.77 million take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the three-day frame, Guardians of the Galaxy was down a very slim 5 percent from last weekend. Disney is currently estimating a four-day take of $21.19 million for the film.

While it didn't hold up all that well this weekend by Labor Day weekend standards, Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still held steady in second place over the three-day frame with an estimated $11.75 million. Over the three-day frame, the successful franchise re-launch was down 30 percent from last weekend. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a very big way with a 24-day take of $162.41 million. Paramount is currently estimating a four-day take of $15.5 million for the film.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated three-day take of $9.26 million. That represented a respectable 41 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $29.82 million in ten days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 14 percent ahead of the $26.11 million ten-day take of last year's Carrie (which fell 63 percent in its second weekend to gross $5.99 million). BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $11.6 million for If I Stay.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fourth place over the three-day frame with an estimated $8.34 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 an $8.70 million 3-day Labor Day weekend take. As Above/So Below opened with $3.2 million on Friday, fell 12.5 percent on Saturday to take in $2.8 million and is estimated to decline 16 percent on Sunday to gross $2.34 million. That places the film's estimated 3-day weekend to Friday ratio at 2.61 to 1. The film received a lackluster C- rating on CinemaScore and will likely be front-loaded going forward due in part to its genre. Universal is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.0 million for the film.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated three-day take of $7.66 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 five-day total for The November Man stands at $9.35 million, which gives the film a five-day to three-day ratio of just 1.22 to 1. The November Man is currently running 21 percent behind the $11.81 million five-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. Relativity is currently estimating a four-day take of $9.8 million for the film.

Let's Be Cops placed in fifth with an estimated three-day gross of $8.2 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 24 percent. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $50 million mark this weekend and is now quickly approaching the $60 million mark with a 19-day take of $57.32 million. BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.4 million for Let's Be Cops.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated three-day take of $2.63 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $6,872 from 382 locations. Lionsgate is currently estimating a four-day gross of $3.28 million for the film.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $1.65 million over the three-day frame from 784 locations. Sony is currently estimating a four-day take of $2.00 million for the re-issue.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Apr. 29 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pain and Gain$1,703,075-69%3,277--$520$21,947,5801Paramount
2Oblivion (2013)$1,403,040-71%3,7929$370$66,493,9652Universal
342 (2013)$808,128-72%3,405155$237$69,819,9433Warner Bros.
4The Big Wedding$631,727-67%2,633--$240$8,223,3901Lionsgate
5The Croods$372,957-81%3,283-152$114$163,524,6586Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6The Place Beyond the Pines$292,881-62%1,58442$185$16,544,9955Focus
7G.I. Joe: Retaliation$266,853-75%2,707-468$99$116,744,8215Paramount
8Olympus Has Fallen$261,855-67%2,334-304$112$93,433,6726FilmDistrict
9Evil Dead$198,758-60%2,186-637$91$52,052,6844Sony / TriStar
10Jurassic Park 3D$194,040-73%1,848-482$105$42,259,1004Universal
11Scary Movie 5$183,237-75%2,733-669$67$27,654,6243Weinstein / Dimension
12Oz: The Great and Powerful$129,263-76%1,610-435$80$226,388,0088Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Apr. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$208,189-66%363--$574$2,424,0801Roadside Attractions
2Tyler Perry's Temptation$89,136-67%942-463$95$50,720,0585Lionsgate
3Filly Brown$34,330-82%25971$133$2,337,2712Lionsgate / Pantelion
4The Host (2013)$31,358-65%611-745$51$25,898,3515Open Road
5Jack the Giant Slayer$31,108-75%365110$85$63,765,0469Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Lords of Salem$22,588-59%280-75$81$1,061,0362Anchor Bay Films
7Identity Thief$21,250-70%425-55$50$133,182,24012Universal
8Silver Linings Playbook$19,631-57%361-506$54$131,442,59924Weinstein Company
9The Sapphires$17,855-61%12612$142$1,433,5776Weinstein Company
10Snitch (2013)$15,665-71%25291$62$42,341,52010Lionsgate / Summit
11Trance$13,474-58%157-286$86$2,133,4654Fox Searchlight
12Quartet$10,807-55%130-46$83$18,016,15816Weinstein Company
13Admission$10,521-58%279-206$38$17,703,4256Focus
14Safe Haven$10,005-69%259-66$39$71,098,72811Relativity Media
1521 And Over$8,851-57%13686$65$25,603,0169Relativity Media
16Warm Bodies$8,025-69%190-50$42$66,276,01013Lionsgate / Summit
17Escape From Planet Earth$7,901-79%28343$28$55,058,23411Weinstein Company
18Life of Pi$7,342-69%131-62$56$124,673,85523Fox
19The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$6,511-67%185-80$35$22,472,3167Warner Bros. / New Line
20Side Effects (2013)$6,357-52%108-537$59$32,000,44612Open Road
21A Good Day to Die Hard$3,950-71%122-48$32$67,238,73111Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Apr. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Girl Rising$23,080356%72-98$321$1,029,7778Gathr Films
2Spring Breakers$7,540-49%72-50$105$13,948,7917A24
3To the Arctic 3D$5,214-56%520$100$12,302,25554Warner Bros. / IMAX
4From Up on Poppy Hill$4,192-76%44-4$95$804,9497GKIDS
5Born to Be Wild 3D$2,987-47%300$100$22,534,760108Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Camp (2013)$2,809-79%28-4$100$296,16410Freestyle Releasing
7Kon-Tiki$2,752-61%2--$1,376$24,9201Weinstein Company
8Dark Skies$2,456-70%63-28$39$17,346,23110Weinstein / Dimension
9Starbuck$1,545-73%27-2$57$3,727,5116eOne Films US
10The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,510-87%25-6$60$517,0269Methinx Entertainment
11Un Flic (2013 re-issue)$1,450-21%10$1,450$25,7822Rialto Pictures
12Django Unchained$1,423-52%38-39$37$162,790,85518Weinstein Company
13Parental Guidance$1,319-79%61-29$22$77,223,17618Fox
14Emperor$786-64%26-38$30$3,296,4148Roadside Attractions
15Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$394-36%1--$394$18,3968Rialto Pictures
16Not Today$363-56%3-17$121$148,0623Freestyle Releasing
17Settai$78-86%1-1$78$87,3384UTV Motion Pictures