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 Fri, May. 30 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$24,297,459--3,948--$6,154$24,297,4591Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$9,416,24790%4,0015$2,353$138,885,3502Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$6,156,590--3,158--$1,950$6,156,5901Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$3,344,52081%3,501-451$955$165,776,0773Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$2,496,690118%2,939-327$850$123,382,4104Universal
6Blended$2,486,727151%3,5550$700$23,693,2632Warner Bros.
7Million Dollar Arm$1,044,311100%2,329-690$448$25,440,9203Disney
8The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,024,09893%2,152-1008$476$189,981,3955Sony / Columbia
9The Other Woman (2014)$442,01646%1,114-1040$397$80,129,1646Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$499,166141%624126$800$5,414,0484Open Road
2Belle$350,09694%52572$667$5,280,0295Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$275,66116%983-718$280$123,480,1658Fox
4Heaven is for Real$217,79511%722-998$302$87,430,2707Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$179,64839%539-834$333$254,728,9329Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$104,37773%249-111$419$57,068,39613Fox Searchlight
7Divergent$97,97865%373-271$263$148,411,40011Lionsgate / Summit
8Moms' Night Out$97,890-3%383-478$256$9,395,0664Sony / TriStar
9The Immigrant$81,66895%1503$544$855,2393Weinstein Company
10The LEGO Movie$75,33799%302-21$249$255,235,84817Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$60,520-2%496-104$122$3,892,0498Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$51,82778%254-32$204$109,902,18213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fed Up$44,62447%1042$429$905,9534RADiUS-TWC
14Noah$38,66360%182-37$212$100,756,89310Paramount
15God's Not Dead$33,1709%155-90$214$59,711,66911Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$30,739-57%180-494$171$8,090,8834Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$26,890303%17328$155$28,640,2368Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$14,44738%128-74$113$22,896,7577Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$93,699--94--$997$93,6991eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,08141%390$1,335$2,330,0719Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$19,891147%133$1,530$159,3702Roadside Attractions
4The Hornet's Nest$16,997106%42-15$405$222,1844Freestyle Releasing
5A Haunted House 2$11,29448%74-14$153$17,226,5657Open Road
6Oculus$10,41327%83-22$125$27,574,8858Relativity Media
7The Quiet Ones$7,523111%72-20$104$8,476,5006Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$5,791-25%45-123$129$20,016,3316Relativity Media
9Heropanti$1,962-11%11-5$178$50,6582UTV Motion Pictures
10Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$656--2--$328$45,46217Rialto Pictures
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$60662%40$152$132,7647Rialto Pictures
12Blue Ruin$54797%61$91$248,6256RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$65-28%1-4$65$269,0399RADiUS-TWC