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 Mon, May. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$4,615,742-78%4,2530$1,085$289,562,4412Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$4,363,167-66%3,535--$1,234$54,448,3511Warner Bros.
3Pain and Gain$470,801-69%3,30316$143$42,080,0303Paramount
4Oblivion (2013)$360,115-72%2,770-660$130$82,266,3954Universal
542 (2013)$327,267-78%2,930-415$112$84,997,3555Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$303,254-82%2,041--$149$4,914,7881Lionsgate
7The Croods$191,431-85%2,650-265$72$173,415,9368Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Big Wedding$191,190-80%2,298-335$83$18,469,2433Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$46,770-66%1,007-850$46$30,660,7425Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$220,672-73%852276$259$8,779,2503Roadside Attractions
2The Place Beyond the Pines$77,527-64%669-493$116$20,086,3967Focus
3Olympus Has Fallen$74,411-69%836-796$89$96,693,5538FilmDistrict
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$59,612-79%774-386$77$230,320,16510Disney
5Jurassic Park 3D$52,505-76%653-327$80$44,805,3506Universal
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$47,149-72%750-1054$63$119,811,4437Paramount
7Jack the Giant Slayer$18,725-78%281-54$67$64,501,63811Warner Bros. / New Line
8Tyler Perry's Temptation$18,074-75%278-226$65$51,717,5687Lionsgate
9The Host (2013)$15,533-65%30111$52$26,381,5697Open Road
10Identity Thief$14,085-78%279-21$50$133,728,67514Universal
11Silver Linings Playbook$12,266-67%323-145$38$131,939,74126Weinstein Company
12The Sapphires$12,021-75%118-5$102$1,849,7908Weinstein Company
13Snitch (2013)$10,507-74%188-27$56$42,698,01312Lionsgate / Summit
14Admission$7,927-65%15643$51$17,881,4438Focus
15Escape From Planet Earth$5,363-84%254-3$21$55,346,08113Weinstein Company
16Side Effects (2013)$4,128-61%108-57$38$32,158,53814Open Road
17Safe Haven$3,644-68%124-45$29$71,285,35413Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Girl Rising$18,730779%6324$297$1,167,02710Gathr Films
2Kon-Tiki$8,557-69%228$389$234,0543Weinstein Company
3Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$6,402-59%2319$278$113,1822eOne Films US
4No One Lives$6,375-51%53--$120$54,1761Anchor Bay Films
5To the Arctic 3D$6,255-46%520$120$12,451,33556Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Born to Be Wild 3D$5,87795%300$196$22,622,195110Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Filly Brown$5,501-81%92-112$60$2,731,2174Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$4,869-72%4323$113$147,7542Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Stories We Tell$3,910-44%2--$1,955$30,9631Roadside Attractions
10Life of Pi$3,409-77%70-29$49$124,820,83925Fox
11Quartet$3,328-77%59-27$56$18,162,23118Weinstein Company
12From Up on Poppy Hill$3,113-75%37-2$84$900,2249GKIDS
13Trance$2,990-52%40-46$75$2,271,6826Fox Searchlight
14Spring Breakers$2,116-12%16-27$132$14,032,8549A24
15Dark Skies$1,891-64%290$65$17,389,60212Weinstein / Dimension
1621 And Over$1,710-55%37-45$46$25,677,47511Relativity Media
17A Good Day to Die Hard$1,508-71%50-22$30$67,325,11613Fox
18Starbuck$1,035-56%9-19$115$3,778,6058eOne Films US
19The Lords of Salem$608-55%15-35$41$1,164,1164Anchor Bay Films
20Not Today$499-71%52$100$159,6295Freestyle Releasing
21Emperor$496-73%10-10$50$3,319,85210Roadside Attractions
22The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$327-90%6-4$55$549,95911Methinx Entertainment
23Django Unchained$170-55%5-7$34$162,804,81820Weinstein Company
24Camp (2013)$168-65%3-9$56$315,12612Freestyle Releasing
25The Painting (2013)$168-81%1--$168$3,7951GKIDS