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, Sep. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Riddick$7,208,240-1%3,107--$2,320$14,525,2251Universal
2Lee Daniels' The Butler$3,958,41367%3,3300$1,189$89,329,2284Weinstein Company
3We're the Millers$3,620,02558%3,4450$1,051$121,836,5345Warner Bros. / New Line
4Planes$2,028,288129%3,033-226$669$77,918,6885Disney
5One Direction: This Is Us$1,875,13661%2,7350$686$22,928,2992Sony / TriStar
6Elysium$1,453,02663%2,241-298$648$84,323,0445Sony / TriStar
7Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,206,707123%2,045-348$590$59,095,9355Fox
8The World's End$1,044,21048%1,520-33$687$21,217,0163Focus
9The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$1,031,47274%2,519-599$409$27,267,3073Sony / Screen Gems
10Getaway$1,026,51659%2,1355$481$8,158,9102Warner Bros.
11This Is The End$851,03045%2,1612127$394$98,384,48613Sony / Columbia
12You're Next$741,41953%1,902-535$390$16,548,8133Lionsgate
13Despicable Me 2$724,500134%1,050-234$690$357,133,06010Universal
142 Guns$658,22557%1,165-246$565$71,745,3956Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Sep. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$3,302,179102%717369$4,606$17,152,2522Lionsgate / Pantelion
2The Smurfs 2$462,726217%949-417$488$67,884,0516Sony / Columbia
3The Grandmaster$450,30454%80455$560$4,672,0123Weinstein Company
4Closed Circuit$430,13147%8700$494$4,808,2682Focus
5The Wolverine$360,85673%698-290$517$129,231,8177Fox
6The Conjuring$342,03056%716-187$478$135,025,3838Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Spectacular Now$307,07046%41530$740$4,610,7746A24
8Kick-Ass 2$291,28052%662-984$440$27,942,2954Universal
9The Way, Way Back$225,19670%550-104$409$20,307,35510Fox Searchlight
10The Ultimate Life$225,002-21%412--$546$510,7991High Top Releasing
11Monsters University$219,204125%596-1293$368$264,853,55412Disney
12Turbo$211,428148%358-80$591$80,481,4958Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13World War Z$201,00471%374-873$537$201,239,38712Paramount
14Jobs$191,01166%502-800$381$15,421,1264Open Road
15Grown Ups 2$189,62988%355-116$534$130,564,4139Sony / Columbia
16The Heat$177,85064%350-43$508$157,818,17111Fox
17Pacific Rim$164,34875%307-94$535$100,772,6569Warner Bros.
18In a World...$131,77763%10211$1,292$1,600,8595Roadside Attractions
19Now You See Me$88,87557%205-34$434$117,337,69315Lionsgate / Summit
20R.I.P.D.$77,83091%1810$430$33,243,0008Universal
21Red 2$76,97554%250-11$308$52,406,8508Lionsgate / Summit
22Man of Steel$56,07080%201-83$279$290,891,83513Warner Bros.
23White House Down$54,71764%168-38$326$72,968,71011Sony / Columbia
24Fruitvale Station$50,24356%188-106$267$15,735,5259Weinstein Company
25Star Trek Into Darkness$27,50765%106-852$260$228,740,67417Paramount
26Paranoia$27,13246%178-214$152$7,181,1154Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Sep. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Satyagraha$46,87960%79-4$593$646,3372UTV Motion Pictures
2Salinger$35,04918%4--$8,762$64,6821Weinstein Company
3Chennai Express$32,18875%53-40$607$5,205,3635UTV Motion Pictures
4Winnie Mandela$25,76922%32--$805$46,8751RLJ / Image Entertainment
5Afternoon Delight$24,96648%2523$999$80,4722The Film Arcade
6Epic$16,484202%56-24$294$107,480,08516Fox
7Populaire$7,776103%3--$2,592$11,6081Weinstein Company
8Passion$7,40453%13-1$570$67,8652eOne Films US
9Unfinished Song$4,82858%214$230$1,644,40512Weinstein Company
10Contempt (2013 re-issue)$3,23311%1--$3,233$6,1331Rialto Pictures
11Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$2,62663%196$138$4,276,32914Roadside Attractions
12Stories We Tell$2,23485%95$248$1,589,27518Roadside Attractions
13Savannah$1,0247%50$205$28,7103Ketchup Entertainment
14The Servant (2013 re-issue)$47526%1-1$475$36,1987Rialto Pictures
15Underdogs (2013)$372226%10$372$34,7934Freestyle Releasing
16Girl Most Likely$359--21$180$1,377,9898Roadside Attractions
17Mud$30257%4-2$76$21,588,87020Roadside Attractions