Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.2M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.2MSeptember 01, 2014 08:55 AM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $22.18 million over the four-day frame to lead the box office for a second straight weekend. In the process, the blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Marvel became the highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a tremendous $280.48 million through 32 days of release and will continue to distance itself from the $259.77 million take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the four-day frame, Guardians of the Galaxy was up an impressive 29 percent over last weekend's three-day frame. The revised three-day estimate for Guardians of the Galaxy is $17.08 million.

While it didn't have the greatest hold this weekend by Labor Day weekend standards, Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still held steady in second place over the four-day frame with an estimated $15.7 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 6 percent from last weekend's three-day frame. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a very big way with a 25-day take of $166.36 million. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $11.90 million.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated four-day take of $11.30 million. That represented a respectable 26 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.16 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $9.30 million.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with an estimated $10.32 million. The low-budget horror film opened on the low end of pre-release expectations. As Above/So Below performed similarly to 2011's Apollo 18, which debuted with a $10.71 million 4-day Labor Day weekend take. As Above/So Below received a lackluster C- rating on CinemaScore and will likely be front-loaded going forward due in part to its genre. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $8.6 million.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated four-day take of $10.2 million. There is a history of new films aimed at adults over-performing during Labor Day weekend, but Relativity's action thriller starring Pierce Brosnan opened in line with expectations. The six-day total for The November Man stands at $11.89 million. That places The November Man 19 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $7.88 million.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with an estimated four-day gross of $10.55 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 2 percent from last weekend. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $50 million mark this weekend and is now on the verge of reaching the $60 million mark with a 20-day take of $59.67 million. The revised three-day estimate for the film is $8.28 million.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated four-day take of $3.33 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,704 from 382 locations. The revised three-day estimate for the film stands at $2.66 million.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $2.2 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The revised three-day estimate for the re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster is $1.75 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, May. 26 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$19,752,944-24%3,996--$4,943$110,576,6041Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$7,490,882-28%3,9520$1,895$155,785,6652Warner Bros.
3Blended$3,451,174-26%3,555--$971$17,735,2051Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$3,101,070-32%3,266-45$950$116,803,5953Universal
5Million Dollar Arm$2,199,661-10%3,0190$729$22,703,4462Disney
6The Amazing Spider-Man 2$2,187,251-19%3,160-831$692$187,111,8314Sony / Columbia
7Rio 2$943,4944%1,701-670$555$122,508,7407Fox
8The Other Woman (2014)$795,320-33%2,154-900$369$78,604,1495Fox
9Heaven is for Real$756,5181%1,720-1173$440$86,590,0846Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$526,371-16%1,373-898$383$254,112,0968Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$709,198-12%498426$1,424$4,264,0833Open Road
2Belle$529,391-7%453280$1,169$4,383,9504Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$239,711-6%861-185$278$8,983,0723Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$206,933-13%644-347$321$148,108,20610Lionsgate / Summit
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$180,82920%674-1904$268$7,863,9343Clarius Entertainment
6The Railway Man$177,562-4%600417$296$3,620,8987Weinstein Company
7The Grand Budapest Hotel$173,705-23%360-270$483$56,763,20212Fox Searchlight
8The LEGO Movie$134,062-9%323-32$415$255,055,80516Warner Bros.
9The Immigrant$126,003-13%147144$857$639,1172Weinstein Company
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$94,988-6%286-33$332$109,771,47312Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11God's Not Dead$83,638-9%245-535$341$59,589,27410Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Kochadaiiyaan - The Legend$74,555--161--$463$657,7271Eros International
13Muppets Most Wanted$68,440--269--$254$50,450,96810Disney
14Noah$67,418-19%219-67$308$100,642,8179Paramount
15Fed Up$66,003-20%10247$647$770,5953RADiUS-TWC
16Fading Gigolo$62,637--186--$337$3,180,9476Millennium Entertainment
17Bears$49,903--214-366$233$17,233,7286Disneynature
18Non-Stop (2014)$32,130-29%153-67$210$91,699,24513Universal
19Locke$23,707--111--$214$1,061,0875A24
20Transcendence$23,138-25%202-113$115$22,851,9586Warner Bros.
21Draft Day$22,349-12%145-350$154$28,592,5347Lionsgate / Summit
22Brick Mansions$21,908-62%168-556$130$19,982,9595Relativity Media
23Oculus$15,386-30%105-35$147$27,539,2277Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ida (2014)$53,023--34--$1,560$664,8684Music Box Films
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$45,051-10%392$1,155$2,164,7508Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Hornet's Nest$30,7849%5740$540$179,4833Freestyle Releasing
4Words and Pictures$27,557-10%10--$2,756$115,4361Roadside Attractions
5The Lunchbox$26,618--68--$391$3,886,35013Sony Pictures Classics
6Palo Alto$24,074--42--$573$382,9463Tribeca Film
7Journey to the South Pacific$23,129--18--$1,285$2,872,29426IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
8Only Lovers Left Alive$19,954--70--$285$1,469,2057Sony Pictures Classics
9A Haunted House 2$19,678-30%88-36$224$17,191,6036Open Road
10Hubble 3D$15,023--20--$751$44,282,752219Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Chinese Puzzle$11,408--10--$1,141$90,3152Cohen Media Group
12Under the Skin (2014)$11,258--32--$352$2,336,5478A24
13Need For Speed$10,778--89--$121$43,453,26611Disney / DreamWorks
14Cold in July$10,192--6--$1,699$50,5091IFC Films
15The German Doctor$9,591--23--$417$349,8105IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
16The Quiet Ones$9,482-23%92-249$103$8,457,1405Lionsgate
17Finding Vivian Maier$9,056--40--$226$1,322,4809IFC Films
18Frozen (2013)$8,028--73--$110$400,585,52927Disney
19The Double (2014)$6,933--0----$101,8883Magnolia Pictures
20The Dance of Reality$6,863--2--$3,432$31,6311ABKCO Films
21300: Rise of an Empire$6,821-43%71-84$96$106,570,80912Warner Bros.
22Heropanti$5,713-48%16--$357$38,5441UTV Motion Pictures
23Le Week-End$3,960--21--$189$2,190,77711Music Box Films
24Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$3,944--2--$1,972$17,6681IFC Films
2550 to 1$3,672--10--$367$705,23210Ten Furlongs
26Jodorowsky's Dune$3,501--17--$206$581,30410Sony Pictures Classics
27God's Pocket$3,428--28--$122$158,1583IFC Films
28The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$2,276--11--$207$221,2858Zeitgeist Films
29Particle Fever$2,080--3--$693$844,54112Abramorama / Bond 360
30Accident (2014 re-issue)$1,86812%1--$1,868$7,6661Rialto Pictures
31Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$1,445--5--$289$18,4042International Film Circuit
32Son of God$1,118--21-25$53$59,690,08813Fox
33Nymphomaniac: Volume I$1,096--5--$219$773,83410Magnolia Pictures
34Young and Beautiful$1,055--8--$132$42,7195IFC Films
35Under the Sea 3D$919--9--$102$33,971,072276Warner Bros. / IMAX
36Bad Words$789-27%21-62$38$7,778,34911Focus
37For No Good Reason$681--4--$170$35,0905Sony Pictures Classics
38Tim's Vermeer$571--5--$114$1,671,37717Sony Pictures Classics
39Blue Ruin$480243%5-19$96$247,3835RADiUS-TWC
40Bicycling with Molière$390--2--$195$35,9475Strand Releasing
412 States$386-64%4-28$97$2,237,0156UTV Motion Pictures
42Tasting Menu$372--1--$372$15,2436Magnolia Pictures
43To the Arctic 3D$368--5--$74$14,062,023110Warner Bros. / IMAX
44The Raid 2$349--6--$58$2,609,9309Sony Pictures Classics
45The Jewish Cardinal$342--2--$171$128,10320Film Movement
46That Demon Within$313--1--$313$171,0386China Lion Film
47The Missing Picture$262--2--$131$51,59910Strand Releasing
48Nymphomaniac: Volume II$254--6--$42$318,7718Magnolia Pictures
49Sweet Dreams (2013)$240--3--$80$53,49730International Film Circuit
50Godzilla: The Japanese Original$224-91%4-4$56$128,2266Rialto Pictures
51Ilo Ilo$186--2--$93$39,8148Film Movement
52Next Year Jerusalem$183--1--$183$4,5432First Run Features
53Alan Partridge$139--2--$70$153,2858Magnolia Pictures
54Stage Fright (2014)$137--1--$137$6,8303Magnolia / Magnet
55Grand Départ$12045%1--$120$4591Rialto Premieres
5620 Feet from Stardom$87--2--$44$4,945,69150RADiUS-TWC
57The Unknown Known$60-86%52$12$268,7308RADiUS-TWC
58In Bloom$30--1--$30$51,58420Big World Pictures