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, May. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$68,858,555--4,253--$16,191$68,858,5551Disney
2Pain and Gain$2,352,450113%3,28710$716$28,671,5252Paramount
342 (2013)$1,781,277150%3,345-60$533$73,907,0474Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$1,714,98585%3,430-362$500$71,886,9003Universal
5The Big Wedding$1,215,925110%2,6330$462$11,550,4902Lionsgate
6The Croods$972,040239%2,915-368$333$165,490,1997Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$724,098525%1,160-450$624$227,470,0309Disney
8Scary Movie 5$467,731250%1,857-876$252$28,636,0394Weinstein / Dimension
9The Place Beyond the Pines$380,57063%1,162-422$328$17,777,2106Focus
10G.I. Joe: Retaliation$359,75991%1,804-903$199$117,842,0756Paramount
11Olympus Has Fallen$345,92768%1,632-702$212$94,525,8067FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$635,373242%576213$1,103$3,643,2712Roadside Attractions
2Jurassic Park 3D$240,09544%980-868$245$43,100,0805Universal
3Evil Dead$200,17641%959-1227$209$52,785,6655Sony / TriStar
4Tyler Perry's Temptation$116,55285%504-438$231$51,070,4636Lionsgate
5Jack the Giant Slayer$76,487171%335-30$228$63,932,62710Warner Bros. / New Line
6Silver Linings Playbook$61,604223%468107$132$131,566,56825Weinstein Company
7Identity Thief$59,995180%300-125$200$133,310,39013Universal
8The Host (2013)$49,61574%290-321$171$26,041,7126Open Road
9Filly Brown$45,25081%204-55$222$2,479,6743Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Sapphires$37,48992%123-3$305$1,526,9717Weinstein Company
11Snitch (2013)$36,344144%215-37$169$42,424,64011Lionsgate / Summit
12Escape From Planet Earth$35,594271%257-26$138$55,122,35612Weinstein Company
13The Call$28,480--200-313$142$50,870,1778Sony / TriStar
14Safe Haven$24,19998%169-90$143$71,158,76512Relativity Media
15Side Effects (2013)$20,123229%16557$122$32,040,00113Open Road
16Warm Bodies$17,786118%140-50$127$66,317,45114Lionsgate / Summit
17Admission$13,07115%113-166$116$17,757,3047Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$18,679101%520$359$12,346,42255Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$18,607--20--$930$18,6071Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Kon-Tiki$18,596610%1412$1,328$51,7722Weinstein Company
4Life of Pi$15,581104%99-32$157$124,714,44224Fox
5A Good Day to Die Hard$12,918187%72-50$179$67,265,51412Fox
6Trance$12,7486%86-71$148$2,188,2855Fox Searchlight
7Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$12,028--4--$3,007$12,0281eOne Films US
8Quartet$11,747-5%86-44$137$18,064,32517Weinstein Company
9The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$9,25536%82-103$113$22,502,6328Warner Bros. / New Line
10From Up on Poppy Hill$9,01452%39-5$231$829,7548GKIDS
11Born to Be Wild 3D$8,811110%300$294$22,560,075109Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Spring Breakers$8,59221%43-29$200$13,982,9208A24
1321 And Over$7,9699%82-54$97$25,633,50110Relativity Media
14The Lords of Salem$7,538-49%50-230$151$1,126,8673Anchor Bay Films
15Starbuck$5,728163%281$205$3,742,5537eOne Films US
16The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$4,195173%10-15$420$527,73810Methinx Entertainment
17Dark Skies$3,71471%29-34$128$17,356,89211Weinstein / Dimension
18Parental Guidance$3,083131%42-19$73$77,230,45519Fox
19Camp (2013)$2,8995%12-16$242$307,05811Freestyle Releasing
20Emperor$2,72442%20-6$136$3,303,6779Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,605490%30$535$150,5964Freestyle Releasing
22Django Unchained$1,380-11%12-26$115$162,797,42719Weinstein Company
23Girl Rising$1,300-95%39-33$33$1,095,0879Gathr Films