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. 20 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek Into Darkness$7,982,835-63%3,868--$2,064$91,684,8161Paramount
2Iron Man 3$3,206,057-70%4,237-16$757$340,868,0343Disney
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$2,716,077-60%3,55015$765$93,398,9092Warner Bros.
4Pain and Gain$401,015-61%2,429-874$165$47,113,1984Paramount
5The Croods$345,066-67%2,373-277$145$177,369,8519Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Oblivion (2013)$258,595-62%2,077-693$125$85,846,6055Universal
742 (2013)$251,293-69%2,380-550$106$89,067,9206Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$176,527-68%2,0410$86$8,044,2842Lionsgate
9The Big Wedding$161,841-57%1,443-855$112$20,470,0294Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$232,818-65%960108$243$11,893,2044Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$63,256-71%535-239$118$231,414,41711Disney
3Olympus Has Fallen$54,328-58%466-370$117$97,386,8769FilmDistrict
4The Place Beyond the Pines$46,019-55%317-352$145$20,673,9958Focus
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$32,957-77%409-341$81$120,555,0008Paramount
6Scary Movie 5$28,666-76%508-499$56$31,235,0426Weinstein / Dimension
7Escape From Planet Earth$25,795-72%693439$37$55,638,19314Weinstein Company
8Jurassic Park 3D$25,470-78%428-225$60$45,325,1507Universal
9Jack the Giant Slayer$19,422-73%250-31$78$64,808,61812Warner Bros. / New Line
10Identity Thief$15,785-75%241-38$65$134,004,92515Universal
11The Sapphires$14,052-48%102-16$138$2,003,2109Weinstein Company
12The Host (2013)$10,982-60%231-70$48$26,553,1808Open Road
13Snitch (2013)$8,564-78%153-35$56$42,847,35013Lionsgate / Summit
14Tyler Perry's Temptation$8,541-61%150-128$57$51,856,3578Lionsgate
15Admission$5,664-57%129-27$44$17,960,6549Focus
16Silver Linings Playbook$5,187-58%131-192$40$132,033,86727Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$19,461-62%6139$319$439,1994Weinstein Company
2Girl Rising$14,7504238%37-26$399$1,245,83411Gathr Films
3Stories We Tell$13,363-66%2321$581$188,4662Roadside Attractions
4To the Arctic 3D$12,14412%520$234$12,548,34357Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$7,240-43%241$302$197,0813eOne Films US
6Born to Be Wild 3D$3,25863%300$109$22,654,779111Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Quartet$3,054-56%42-17$73$18,199,25819Weinstein Company
8Safe Haven$3,027-50%90-34$34$71,327,53614Relativity Media
9Life of Pi$3,020-66%51-19$59$124,866,52526Fox
10From Up on Poppy Hill$2,741-61%36-1$76$931,73810GKIDS
11Spring Breakers$2,048-42%11-5$186$14,051,64110A24
12Trance$1,956-50%23-17$85$2,297,5707Fox Searchlight
13Filly Brown$1,918-77%39-53$49$2,769,6115Lionsgate / Pantelion
14Not Today$1,661-56%61$277$178,4556Freestyle Releasing
15Dark Skies$1,627-71%323$51$17,413,55713Weinstein / Dimension
16A Good Day to Die Hard$1,363-70%31-19$44$67,345,75514Fox
17Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$1,218-79%25-18$49$170,5973Lionsgate / Pantelion
18Starbuck$1,043-43%90$116$3,790,6669eOne Films US
19No One Lives$892-54%12-41$74$73,0332Anchor Bay Films
20Hating Breitbart (PG-13)$529-75%15--$35$7,1311Freestyle Releasing
21Emperor$382-78%7-3$55$3,326,98611Roadside Attractions
22The Painting (2013)$195-75%10$195$6,4732GKIDS
23Camp (2013)$79-77%2-1$40$316,65713Freestyle Releasing