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 Sun, Apr. 13 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$11,847,273-23%3,948--$3,001$39,327,8691Fox
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$11,673,765-34%3,9380$2,964$158,883,0322Disney
3Oculus$2,660,421-39%2,648--$1,005$12,005,4021Relativity Media
4Draft Day$2,408,426-37%2,781--$866$9,783,6031Lionsgate / Summit
5Noah$2,302,280-28%3,282-289$701$84,975,2423Paramount
6Divergent$1,908,665-40%3,110-521$614$124,757,4534Lionsgate / Summit
7God's Not Dead$1,801,499-16%1,860102$969$40,897,9904Freestyle / Pure Flix
8The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,063,681-42%1,467204$725$39,488,8006Fox Searchlight
9Muppets Most Wanted$724,539-27%2,261-791$320$45,752,9914Disney
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$567,467-32%2,001-930$284$105,262,7826Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Non-Stop (2014)$186,690-46%762-962$245$89,454,5307Universal
2The LEGO Movie$165,729-23%610-740$272$251,560,80410Warner Bros.
3Need For Speed$158,388-49%613-1166$258$42,076,5615Disney / DreamWorks
4Bad Words$148,521-44%763-311$195$7,126,3425Focus
5300: Rise of an Empire$126,335-32%525-1030$241$105,020,8906Warner Bros.
6Son of God$114,7570%905424$127$58,969,6407Fox
7Sabotage (2014)$113,079-23%751-1735$151$10,069,5693Open Road
8Frozen (2013)$101,590-45%34423$295$399,445,24821Disney
9Cesar Chavez$98,418-6%305-359$323$5,186,3303Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Nut Job$60,213-24%261-24$231$63,799,50513Open Road
11RoboCop (2014)$49,141-19%19476$253$57,545,2029Sony / Columbia
12The Monuments Men$45,252-40%265-43$171$77,256,82710Sony / Columbia
13Gravity$38,414-32%202-53$190$273,838,26928Warner Bros.
14Ride Along$38,055-41%177-59$215$134,141,53013Universal
15Frankie & Alice$34,879-38%1710$204$592,2202Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
16Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$20,105-50%135-290$149$15,850,3815Lionsgate
17Philomena$13,188-44%157-40$84$37,574,90021Weinstein Company
18The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$7,632-38%101-29$76$258,355,35418Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$43,833-12%370$1,185$449,3082Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Joe (2014)$31,249-31%48--$651$105,8811Roadside Attractions
3Dom Hemingway$18,976-37%4238$452$119,9412Fox Searchlight
4The Unknown Known$18,537-32%80--$232$152,1982RADiUS-TWC
5The Railway Man$17,237-35%4--$4,309$61,8451Weinstein Company
6Cuban Fury$14,884-39%79--$188$57,1051eOne Films US
7Pompeii$13,294-21%93-41$143$23,169,0338Sony / TriStar
812 Years a Slave$9,688-30%64-64$151$56,567,84426Fox Searchlight
9Ernest & Celestine$9,264-11%3915$238$212,1797GKIDS
103 Days to Kill$9,055-48%83-48$109$30,455,3868Relativity Media
11Dallas Buyers Club$5,033-35%33-19$153$27,272,14524Focus
12Afflicted$4,833-31%34-10$142$121,1792CBS Films
13Her (2013)$4,635-37%38-47$122$25,556,06517Warner Bros.
14Gloria (2014)$4,303-11%247$179$2,064,69712Roadside Attractions
15About Last Night$3,469-46%26-18$133$48,500,5199Sony / Screen Gems
16Veronica Mars$2,244-37%23-51$98$3,309,8315Warner Bros.
17August: Osage County$1,960-46%27-15$73$37,718,08316Weinstein Company
18Watermark$1,881-23%31$627$20,2142eOne Films US
19Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$187-20%1-2$187$29,39710Rialto Pictures