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, May. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$32,160,363-16%3,952--$8,138$70,570,9701Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$10,083,61518%3,31132$3,045$84,136,2902Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$7,388,73462%3,991-333$1,851$167,306,7623Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$4,315,91124%3,019--$1,430$7,783,9151Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$2,662,75030%3,054-252$872$70,079,0424Fox
6Heaven is for Real$1,822,80445%2,893-155$630$80,932,5605Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$1,679,04094%2,371-602$708$116,796,3626Fox
8Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,621,78159%2,271-430$714$249,510,4247Disney
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$874,58687%2,578-80$339$5,950,4382Clarius Entertainment
10Moms' Night Out$728,81817%1,0462$697$6,777,0762Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$518,22649%991-242$523$146,490,3299Lionsgate / Summit
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$460,18154%630-140$730$55,195,81611Fox Searchlight
3Belle$407,25560%173128$2,354$1,489,1673Fox Searchlight
4God's Not Dead$305,97244%780-220$392$58,705,2589Freestyle / Pure Flix
5The LEGO Movie$238,40189%355-46$672$254,182,33715Warner Bros.
6Brick Mansions$219,06450%724-1230$303$19,468,8814Relativity Media
7Draft Day$162,60250%495-325$328$28,294,3046Lionsgate / Summit
8Mr. Peabody & Sherman$140,38899%319-38$440$109,209,25311Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Bears$137,57717%580-663$237$16,719,5665Disneynature
10300: Rise of an Empire$136,452173%155-36$880$106,393,34411Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$135,54955%1832$741$2,667,1526Weinstein Company
12Non-Stop (2014)$132,990112%220-16$605$91,366,90012Universal
13Transcendence$117,49057%315-200$373$22,548,3715Warner Bros.
14Noah$89,83262%286-191$314$100,196,2878Paramount
15The Quiet Ones$74,76442%341-792$219$8,323,7144Lionsgate
16A Haunted House 2$43,40382%124-402$350$17,034,4755Open Road
17Oculus$34,83939%140-270$249$27,409,7176Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$314,00057%7266$4,361$796,8722Open Road
2Fed Up$73,29846%55--$1,333$308,7962RADiUS-TWC
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,550-17%371$1,312$1,797,9117Warner Bros. / IMAX
4RoboCop (2014)$34,755150%81-65$429$58,553,93014Sony / Columbia
5The Monuments Men$24,48749%94-28$261$78,019,07415Sony / Columbia
6The Immigrant$18,66058%3--$6,220$30,5021Weinstein Company
72 States$15,54863%32-27$486$2,210,8225UTV Motion Pictures
8Bad Words$9,34259%8354$113$7,758,21810Focus
9The Hornet's Nest$8,179-6%1713$481$47,3692Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$3,57920%24-37$149$236,3834RADiUS-TWC
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$3,31542%8-11$414$116,0805Rialto Pictures
12Son of God$3,00622%46-22$65$59,678,74812Fox
13Philomena$1,33540%9-4$148$37,706,29226Weinstein Company
14Joe (2014)$97479%10-13$97$371,0826Roadside Attractions
15The Unknown Known$32998%3-3$110$266,7067RADiUS-TWC