Grosses

'Guardians' Adds $3.85M in First Place on Friday; 'As Above' Bows to $3.2M in Second Place; 'November Man' Takes $2.2M in FifthAugust 30, 2014 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports that Guardians of the Galaxy officially became the year's top domestic grosser on Friday with another $3.85 million added to its haul, off just 20 percent from last Friday, as it again claimed first place. That gives the film $262.1 million overall so far, surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier's final tally of $259.8 million. Through the same point in release (29 days), Guardians is now 13 percent ahead of the pace of Winter Soldier and just 1.6 percent behind that of 2008's original Iron Man. BoxOffice projects a $16.3 million 3-day weekend and a $21.8 million 4-day holiday frame.

Universal opened As Above So Below to a healthy $3.2 million yesterday after Thursday night's $470,000 preview grosses. The horror/thriller pic bowed 48 percent lower than 2012's The Possession (which also opened Labor Day weekend) and 36 percent under Oculus, however, As Above's modest $5 million production budget gives it a pass on that front. BoxOffice projects a $9.3 million 3-day and $11.2 million 4-day.

Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed $2.66 million yesterday, down 41 percent from the same day last week. The reboot has amassed $153.3 million through 22 days of release, 21 percent more than G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra through the same point. BoxOffice projects an $11.3 million 3-day weekend and $14.7 million 4-day.

Warner Bros. reports that If I Stay added $2.6 million yesterday, off 62 percent from opening day last week. The young adult drama has earned $23.2 million thus far, 42 percent more than The Host at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $9.4 million 3-day frame and $11.9 million 4-day.

Rounding out Friday's top five, Relativity Media's The November Man posted $2.2 million in its third day of release for a $3.89 million total so far. The film is pacing 14 percent behind 2011's The Debt, which also opened on Wednesday before Labor Day. BoxOffice projects The November Man will take in $8 million for the 3-day and $10.2 million for the 4-day.

On the limited release front, Sony's 30th anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters took in $490,000 from 784 locations on Friday. That's a per-theater average of $625. The performance is noticeably lower than that of 2012's Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX re-release ($1,648 opening day PTA) and 2012's Top Gun 3D ($1,757), although it should be noted that Ghostbusters doesn't have the advantage of premium priced tickets that those flicks carried. BoxOffice projects a $1.3 million 3-day and $1.7 million 4-day weekend.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday morning for official 3- and 4-day weekend estimates from the studios.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jun. 15 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$36,315,318-17%4,207--$8,632$92,390,8091Warner Bros.
2This Is The End$7,576,4539%3,055--$2,480$26,831,7941Sony / Columbia
3Now You See Me$4,081,18322%3,08262$1,324$77,109,2413Lionsgate / Summit
4Fast & Furious 6$3,677,22530%3,375-396$1,090$216,637,5154Universal
5The Purge$3,136,0306%2,59155$1,210$49,746,2852Universal
6The Internship$2,712,98414%3,39933$798$29,046,9582Fox
7Epic$2,292,86124%3,151-443$728$93,577,5564Fox
8Star Trek Into Darkness$2,179,81750%2,331-821$935$208,466,2995Paramount
9After Earth$1,473,47527%2,432-969$606$53,095,0013Sony / Columbia
10The Hangover Part III$1,138,03724%1,901-1341$599$107,302,7314Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 3$1,053,98741%1,649-702$639$398,505,2927Disney
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$661,72523%1,175-985$563$139,501,1636Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
142 (2013)$250,29730%44474$564$93,538,30610Warner Bros.
2Mud$218,05146%405-175$538$19,443,2898Roadside Attractions
3The Croods$209,04622%368-46$568$182,460,80713Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The East$121,09545%11574$1,053$625,6723Fox Searchlight
5Oblivion (2013)$69,66029%258-40$270$88,718,5509Universal
6Olympus Has Fallen$68,65527%201-35$342$98,341,05313FilmDistrict
7G.I. Joe: Retaliation$43,09645%170-66$254$122,070,81112Paramount
8Scary Movie 5$34,54430%14190$245$31,504,37210Weinstein / Dimension
9The Big Wedding$31,24824%16573$189$21,453,3138Lionsgate
10Escape From Planet Earth$22,97832%151-31$152$56,669,72618Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bling Ring$69,997-10%5--$13,999$147,4941A24
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$68,15357%2318$2,963$338,6382Roadside Attractions
3The Kings of Summer$59,58136%6319$946$495,1973CBS Films
4Stories We Tell$36,60064%63-7$581$1,219,6626Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$28,90643%70-5$413$1,184,6178Weinstein Company
6Pain and Gain$14,90525%70-105$213$49,280,0778Paramount
7The Place Beyond the Pines$13,57635%76-58$179$21,320,57512Focus
8To the Arctic 3D$10,0371%520$193$12,796,49261Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Sapphires$9,86960%39-16$253$2,319,37313Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$6,227-17%300$208$22,797,069115Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$5,17159%14-15$369$469,3047eOne Films US
12Quartet$4,28652%25-89$171$18,333,11623Weinstein Company
13We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$4,16329%11-14$378$155,8174Focus World
14Not Today$3,52254%7-12$503$290,18510Freestyle Releasing
15Lost and Found in Armenia$2,57524%2-7$1,288$79,0902High Top Releasing
16Wish You Were Here (2013)$2,29649%6-5$383$39,5822eOne Films US
17Camp (2013)$1,723-19%2--$862$323,18817Freestyle Releasing
18From Up on Poppy Hill$1,169181%9-1$130$997,94714GKIDS
19Tiger Eyes$747-50%6-11$125$19,2792Freestyle Releasing
20The Stroller Strategy$586-10%1--$586$1,2341Rialto Premieres