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 Fri, Jun. 6 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$26,062,046--3,173--$8,214$26,062,0461Fox
2Edge of Tomorrow$10,605,165--3,490--$3,039$10,605,1651Warner Bros.
3Maleficent$10,189,87089%3,9480$2,581$104,036,8382Disney
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$4,510,01773%3,639-362$1,239$178,911,2833Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$2,260,79077%3,1602$715$25,250,7602Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$1,781,42876%3,110-391$573$180,874,4344Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$1,645,835115%2,674-265$615$134,246,3305Universal
8Blended$1,282,32079%2,928-627$438$33,741,2643Warner Bros.
9Chef$720,232191%1,298674$555$8,481,9275Open Road
10Million Dollar Arm$616,39568%1,643-686$375$30,141,4254Disney
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$549,11148%1,481-671$371$194,937,5076Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$225,71445%702-281$322$125,135,2799Fox
2Belle$221,02440%476-49$464$7,035,2916Fox Searchlight
3The Other Woman (2014)$156,61620%489-625$320$81,882,4357Fox
4Heaven is for Real$112,92322%446-276$253$88,525,5688Sony / TriStar
5Holiday (2014)$110,582--144--$768$110,5821Reliance Entertainment
6The LEGO Movie$86,545107%274-28$316$255,676,88518Warner Bros.
7The Grand Seduction$86,49572%10713$808$624,1092eOne Films US
8Divergent$77,97187%298-75$262$148,889,49512Lionsgate / Summit
9The Grand Budapest Hotel$67,95143%185-64$367$57,602,39414Fox Searchlight
10Moms' Night Out$52,49525%292-91$180$9,811,1415Sony / TriStar
11The Immigrant$51,90347%145-5$358$1,281,5324Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$50,76254%224-30$227$110,212,84314Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13God's Not Dead$49,154137%20045$246$59,921,83412Freestyle / Pure Flix
14Noah$23,93717%136-46$176$100,974,19511Paramount
15The Railway Man$15,587-51%177-319$88$4,194,3949Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$14,39827%113-60$127$28,757,6979Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$7,75816%105-23$74$22,964,8528Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Words and Pictures$79,897691%9885$815$333,9613Roadside Attractions
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,24215%390$1,211$2,583,05010Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$23,255-21%88-16$264$1,148,6355RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$21,546671%9954$218$20,064,5357Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$10,927-46%84-96$130$8,253,1895Clarius Entertainment
6Filmistaan$9,505--24--$396$9,5051UTV Motion Pictures
7A Haunted House 2$6,8897%44-30$157$17,295,4288Open Road
8Oculus$5,9378%47-36$126$27,631,1019Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$3,616-19%16-26$226$279,4675Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$70063%3-3$233$252,0107RADiUS-TWC
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$133-81%2-2$67$135,9538Rialto Pictures
12The Unknown Known$128--32$43$270,03410RADiUS-TWC
13Heropanti$53-94%3-8$18$62,0873UTV Motion Pictures