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, Apr. 12 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$17,734,35549%3,9380$4,503$147,209,2672Disney
2Rio 2$15,473,22929%3,948--$3,919$27,480,5961Fox
3Oculus$4,378,082-12%2,648--$1,653$9,344,9811Relativity Media
4Draft Day$3,815,9857%2,781--$1,372$7,375,1771Lionsgate / Summit
5Divergent$3,203,85241%3,110-521$1,030$122,848,7884Lionsgate / Summit
6Noah$3,192,49855%3,282-289$973$82,672,9623Paramount
7God's Not Dead$2,146,44035%1,860102$1,154$39,096,4914Freestyle / Pure Flix
8The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,821,08854%1,467204$1,241$38,425,1196Fox Searchlight
9Muppets Most Wanted$993,11978%2,261-791$439$45,028,4524Disney
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$834,83177%2,001-930$417$104,695,3156Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Non-Stop (2014)$342,55555%762-962$450$89,267,8407Universal
2Need For Speed$313,47349%613-1166$511$41,918,1735Disney / DreamWorks
3Bad Words$264,72545%763-311$347$6,977,8215Focus
4The LEGO Movie$216,11080%610-740$354$251,395,07510Warner Bros.
5Frozen (2013)$186,38692%34423$542$399,343,65821Disney
6300: Rise of an Empire$184,68142%525-1030$352$104,894,5556Warner Bros.
7Sabotage (2014)$147,24646%751-1735$196$9,956,4903Open Road
8Son of God$114,32867%905424$126$58,854,8837Fox
9Cesar Chavez$104,51727%305-359$343$5,087,9123Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Nut Job$79,12167%261-24$303$63,739,29213Open Road
11The Monuments Men$75,34739%265-43$284$77,211,57510Sony / Columbia
12Ride Along$64,52552%177-59$365$134,103,47513Universal
13RoboCop (2014)$60,94956%19476$314$57,496,0619Sony / Columbia
14Frankie & Alice$56,70550%1710$332$557,3412Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
15Gravity$56,67346%202-53$281$273,799,85528Warner Bros.
16Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$39,93467%135-290$296$15,830,2765Lionsgate
17Philomena$23,54148%157-40$150$37,561,71221Weinstein Company
18The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$12,33466%101-29$122$258,347,72218Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$49,7126%370$1,344$405,4752Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Joe (2014)$45,12753%48--$940$74,6321Roadside Attractions
3Dom Hemingway$30,26845%4238$721$100,9652Fox Searchlight
4The Unknown Known$27,39153%80--$342$133,6612RADiUS-TWC
5The Railway Man$26,53047%4--$6,633$44,6081Weinstein Company
6Cuban Fury$24,50738%79--$310$42,2211eOne Films US
73 Days to Kill$17,26831%83-48$208$30,446,3318Relativity Media
8Pompeii$16,91456%93-41$182$23,155,7398Sony / TriStar
912 Years a Slave$13,79046%64-64$215$56,558,15626Fox Searchlight
10Ernest & Celestine$10,418112%3915$267$202,9157GKIDS
11Dallas Buyers Club$7,71660%33-19$234$27,267,11224Focus
12Her (2013)$7,32561%38-47$193$25,551,43017Warner Bros.
13Afflicted$7,0339%34-10$207$116,3462CBS Films
14About Last Night$6,41077%26-18$247$48,497,0509Sony / Screen Gems
15Gloria (2014)$4,84094%247$202$2,060,39412Roadside Attractions
16August: Osage County$3,60771%27-15$134$37,716,12316Weinstein Company
17Veronica Mars$3,55430%23-51$155$3,307,5875Warner Bros.
18Watermark$2,431-39%31$810$18,3332eOne Films US
19Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$23581%1-2$235$29,21010Rialto Pictures