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 Tue, Dec. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$6,295,4312%3,903--$1,613$86,142,8321Warner Bros. / New Line
2Frozen (2013)$2,032,33027%3,716-26$547$168,403,2814Disney
3The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$1,523,60615%3,563-600$428$360,346,8584Lionsgate
4Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$1,057,3087%2,194--$482$18,049,0211Lionsgate
5Thor: The Dark World$342,56414%2,264-810$151$198,889,8276Disney
6Out of the Furnace$317,0839%2,1010$151$10,182,9772Relativity Media
7The Book Thief$266,65520%1,158-158$230$15,424,8526Fox
8Homefront$254,10822%2,102-468$121$18,969,6083Open Road
9Delivery Man$225,9588%2,041-864$111$28,526,0514Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Dec. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$274,23215%8350$328$11,596,7764Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$139,52011%574-160$243$14,566,6057Focus
3Nebraska$118,52013%250137$474$3,601,4355Paramount Vantage
4The Best Man Holiday$106,030-8%922-655$115$69,240,5155Universal
5Gravity$104,87814%503-397$209$252,976,07311Warner Bros.
612 Years a Slave$100,1097%497-585$201$36,558,4239Fox Searchlight
7Last Vegas$74,37710%726-813$102$61,900,0787CBS Films
8Captain Phillips$35,5364%323-317$110$104,086,77010Sony / Columbia
9Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$27,947-13%456-701$61$100,623,5808Paramount
10Ender's Game$26,649-1%331-277$81$60,574,3267Lionsgate / Summit
11All Is Lost$22,6315%263116$86$5,750,7149Roadside Attractions
12Black Nativity$17,84916%260-1265$69$6,911,3733Fox Searchlight
13About Time$17,16033%143-123$120$15,226,9087Universal
14Free Birds$16,279194%283-919$58$54,004,4007Relativity Media
15Escape Plan$14,20427%16786$85$24,746,9869Lionsgate / Summit
16Despicable Me 2$12,26524%223-29$55$367,378,08024Universal
17Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$7,60917%175-137$43$115,426,48812Sony / Columbia
18Oldboy (2013)$5,61410%151-432$37$2,173,3063FilmDistrict
19Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$3,74824%123-17$30$68,384,89219Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Dec. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$100,869-8%6--$16,812$950,6181Sony / Columbia
2Saving Mr. Banks$54,435-3%15--$3,629$524,1041Disney
3Inside Llewyn Davis$34,836-8%1511$2,322$983,1762CBS Films
4Don Jon$5,3223%92-33$58$24,433,62312Relativity Media
5Enough Said$4,92112%72-22$68$17,373,22613Fox Searchlight
6Lee Daniels' The Butler$3,96726%61-946$65$116,106,03218Weinstein Company
7Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$3,277-14%40$819$248,1673Weinstein Company
8Insidious Chapter 2$3,12922%99-23$32$83,580,51714FilmDistrict
9The Counselor$3,06237%60-11$51$16,928,3478Fox
10The Family (2013)$2,25325%56-40$40$36,892,00514Relativity Media