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 Sun, Jun. 16 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$36,290,6770%4,207--$8,626$128,681,4861Warner Bros.
2This Is The End$6,195,503-18%3,055--$2,028$33,027,2971Sony / Columbia
3Now You See Me$3,596,675-12%3,08262$1,167$80,705,9163Lionsgate / Summit
4Fast & Furious 6$3,086,440-16%3,375-396$915$219,723,9554Universal
5Star Trek Into Darkness$2,620,64920%2,331-821$1,124$211,086,9485Paramount
6The Purge$2,216,560-29%2,59155$855$51,962,8452Universal
7Epic$2,135,972-7%3,151-443$678$95,713,5284Fox
8The Internship$2,052,954-24%3,39933$604$31,099,9122Fox
9After Earth$1,421,056-4%2,432-969$584$54,516,0573Sony / Columbia
10Iron Man 3$1,153,8029%1,649-702$700$399,659,0947Disney
11The Hangover Part III$729,970-36%1,901-1341$384$108,032,7014Warner Bros.
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$476,711-28%1,175-985$406$139,977,8746Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Croods$190,643-9%368-46$518$182,651,45013Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2Mud$175,158-20%405-175$432$19,618,4478Roadside Attractions
342 (2013)$163,183-35%44474$368$93,701,48910Warner Bros.
4The East$83,588-31%11574$727$709,2603Fox Searchlight
5Oblivion (2013)$59,340-15%258-40$230$88,777,8909Universal
6Olympus Has Fallen$47,453-31%201-35$236$98,388,50613FilmDistrict
7G.I. Joe: Retaliation$38,100-12%170-66$224$122,108,91112Paramount
8Scary Movie 5$25,153-27%14190$178$31,529,52510Weinstein / Dimension
9The Big Wedding$23,968-23%16573$145$21,477,2818Lionsgate
10Escape From Planet Earth$20,941-9%151-31$139$56,690,66718Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bling Ring$66,451-5%5--$13,290$214,3951A24
2The Kings of Summer$51,597-13%6319$819$546,7943CBS Films
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$50,123-26%2318$2,179$388,7612Roadside Attractions
4Kon-Tiki$27,619-4%70-5$395$1,212,2368Weinstein Company
5Stories We Tell$24,495-33%63-7$389$1,244,1576Roadside Attractions
6Pain and Gain$10,493-30%70-105$150$49,290,5708Paramount
7To the Arctic 3D$9,755-3%520$188$12,806,24761Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Place Beyond the Pines$9,609-29%76-58$126$21,330,18412Focus
9The Sapphires$6,372-35%39-16$163$2,325,74513Weinstein Company
10Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$4,311-17%14-15$308$473,6157eOne Films US
11Lost and Found in Armenia$3,62041%2-7$1,810$82,7102High Top Releasing
12We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$3,115-25%11-14$283$158,9324Focus World
13Quartet$3,040-29%25-89$122$18,336,15623Weinstein Company
14Born to Be Wild 3D$3,011-52%300$100$22,800,080115Warner Bros. / IMAX
15From Up on Poppy Hill$2,931151%9-1$326$1,000,87814GKIDS
16Tiger Eyes$2,438226%6-11$406$21,7172Freestyle Releasing
17Not Today$1,642-53%7-12$235$291,82710Freestyle Releasing
18Wish You Were Here (2013)$1,370-40%6-5$228$40,9522eOne Films US
19The Stroller Strategy$565-4%1--$565$1,7991Rialto Premieres
20Camp (2013)$440-74%2--$220$323,62817Freestyle Releasing