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 Fri, Jul. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$20,655,772--3,924--$5,264$20,655,7721Fox
2The Conjuring$7,329,30274%3,022119$2,425$69,065,9302Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$4,866,43552%3,476-344$1,400$295,255,0204Universal
4Turbo$4,134,08560%3,8093$1,085$46,577,0832Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$3,716,90358%3,258-233$1,141$93,880,6743Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$2,725,90571%3,0160$904$28,400,2612Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$2,205,92925%2,602-683$848$78,692,0333Warner Bros.
8The Heat$2,101,18372%2,384-305$881$136,495,9275Fox
9R.I.P.D.$1,895,25056%2,850-2$665$20,390,2302Universal
10Fruitvale Station$1,447,5351506%1,0641030$1,360$3,129,8513Weinstein Company
11World War Z$812,05728%1,440-626$564$190,671,6036Paramount
12Monsters University$805,915-3%1,470-716$548$253,418,1036Disney
13The Lone Ranger$489,141-8%1,267-1006$386$84,126,1544Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$978,858264%886582$1,105$6,610,2994Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$590,202--591--$999$590,2021CBS Films
3White House Down$275,617-6%676-778$408$70,000,3865Sony / Columbia
4Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$237,79040%498-250$477$30,990,7204Lionsgate / Summit
5Man of Steel$213,182-8%501-549$426$286,271,4547Warner Bros.
6This Is The End$148,9671%270-352$552$95,263,2527Sony / Columbia
7Epic$94,58839%289-30$327$105,971,17810Fox
8Fast & Furious 6$89,445107%267-12$335$237,393,29510Universal
9Now You See Me$85,00033%215-118$395$114,778,5919Lionsgate / Summit
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$84,21155%271-31$311$143,972,61612Warner Bros.
11Star Trek Into Darkness$66,27720%180-70$368$225,419,02011Paramount
12The Internship$63,25786%197-5$321$43,784,8548Fox
13Girl Most Likely$54,069-31%227-124$238$1,079,1832Roadside Attractions
14The Croods$53,94330%194-18$278$186,258,73919Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15After Earth$46,641--167-22$279$59,926,9869Sony / Columbia
16The Purge$35,32589%1571$225$64,183,1958Universal
17The Hangover Part III$19,38815%147-55$132$111,969,90010Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unfinished Song$32,79954%82-6$400$1,185,7316Weinstein Company
2Mud$22,17159%73-4$304$21,316,61214Roadside Attractions
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$19,819-18%77-18$257$3,941,9638Roadside Attractions
4The Bling Ring$12,4553%34-4$366$5,689,0907A24
5The East$6,14749%20-11$307$2,231,6729Fox Searchlight
6Kon-Tiki$4,73778%145$338$1,478,77014Weinstein Company
7Pain and Gain$3,948-11%35-35$113$49,757,46514Paramount
8The Servant (2013 re-issue)$2,065--1--$2,065$2,0651Rialto Pictures
9Stories We Tell$1,475-62%14-8$105$1,535,71912Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$863-76%2-34$432$159,5965Brainstorm Media