'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, Oct. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$12,125,859-34%3,66085$3,313$122,323,1752Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$6,779,444-35%3,020--$2,245$25,718,3141Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$4,170,948-31%3,874-127$1,077$77,611,4193Sony / Columbia
4Runner Runner$1,048,278-33%3,0260$346$14,159,2462Fox
5Prisoners$1,006,976-36%2,855-381$353$53,590,2714Warner Bros.
6Machete Kills$987,143-30%2,538--$389$3,837,1831Open Road
7Insidious Chapter 2$681,051-45%2,156-451$316$78,517,5095FilmDistrict
8Rush (2013)$670,950-33%2,130-178$315$22,222,9244Universal
9Don Jon$644,591-33%1,996-426$323$20,170,6033Relativity Media
10Baggage Claim$496,326-49%1,320-710$376$18,230,5403Fox Searchlight
11We're the Millers$269,837-46%1,150-456$235$146,525,20510Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Family (2013)$159,084-38%1,050-973$152$35,808,1945Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pulling Strings$533,28610%42841$1,246$4,244,6862Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Enough Said$508,730-41%606169$839$8,162,8554Fox Searchlight
3Instructions Not Included$409,576-2%711-147$576$42,716,4547Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$177,376-36%980-583$181$113,544,4439Weinstein Company
5Grace Unplugged$156,034-27%502-9$311$1,748,6562Roadside Attractions
6Despicable Me 2$143,225-37%434-51$330$363,060,13015Universal
7Romeo and Juliet (2013)$129,125-35%461--$280$520,1161Relativity Media
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$99,558-35%404-109$246$66,475,60210Fox
10Grown Ups 2$72,470-42%261-74$278$132,827,60514Sony / Columbia
11The Smurfs 2$71,690-36%268112$268$70,333,62611Sony / Columbia
12The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$67,583-38%147--$460$254,2791Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
13The Wolverine$48,357-39%227-14$213$131,844,93412Fox
14Turbo$45,921-35%187-35$246$82,445,35413Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15Battle of the Year$45,147-26%210-697$215$8,792,6564Sony / Screen Gems
162 Guns$32,370-36%166-34$195$75,422,68511Universal
17Besharam$29,851-7%126-91$237$644,1722Reliance Entertainment
18Red 2$26,149-43%168-35$156$53,215,97913Lionsgate / Summit
19The Heat$23,714-47%139-43$171$159,279,40116Fox
20Elysium$23,076-39%140-82$165$92,370,04510Sony / TriStar
21The Conjuring$16,098-49%145-57$111$137,274,46413Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Linsanity$14,704-26%167$919$184,3782Ketchup Entertainment
2You're Next$13,491-30%8742$155$18,474,2688Lionsgate
3In a World...$13,136-27%54-24$243$2,780,74110Roadside Attractions
4The Wizard of Oz 3D$10,720-14%50-196$214$5,493,1814Warner Bros.
5A.C.O.D.$10,129-31%1815$563$60,5332The Film Arcade
6Pacific Rim$9,836-29%52-40$189$101,785,48214Warner Bros.
7Haute Cuisine$7,986-16%30-30$266$153,0944Weinstein Company
8The World's End$7,706-48%73-58$106$25,902,9208Focus
9The Way, Way Back$5,897-44%63-68$94$21,425,33615Fox Searchlight
10The Spectacular Now$5,208-30%33-25$158$6,777,90911A24
11We Are What We Are (2013)$4,821-23%135$371$47,5103eOne Films US
12Fruitvale Station$3,514-28%41-35$86$16,072,92414Weinstein Company
13Salinger$2,881-24%16-5$180$575,7756Weinstein Company
14The Grandmaster$2,585-12%16-19$162$6,585,4518Weinstein Company
15Thanks for Sharing$2,421-22%16-49$151$1,032,4814Roadside Attractions
16Populaire$1,304-43%21-37$62$166,9056Weinstein Company
17The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$577-27%20$289$18,8303Rialto Pictures
18C.O.G.$83-48%1-3$83$55,3014Screen Media / Focus World
19Cassadaga$62-67%3--$21$1,6781Archstone Distribution