Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easily Leads with $22.9M; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fifth with $10.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $10.1MSeptember 02, 2014 12:30 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took $22.91 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 $281.20 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 film grossed $17.08 million over the three-day frame this weekend.

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 $15.62 million. The successful franchise re-launch was down 7 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 $166.28 million. The film took in $11.92 million over the three-day frame.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with a four-day take of $11.77 million. That represented a respectable 25 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $32.33 million in eleven days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 21.5 percent ahead of the $26.62 million eleven-day take of last year's Carrie. The film grossed $9.31 million over the three-day frame.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fifth place over the four-day frame with $10.28 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 film took in $8.63 million over the three-day weekend.

The November Man opened in sixth with a four-day take of $10.11 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 $11.79 million. That places The November Man 20 percent behind the $14.75 million six-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. The November Man grossed $7.91 million over the three-day weekend.

Let's Be Cops placed in fourth with a four-day gross of $10.37 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 4 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 $59.49 million. The film took in $8.29 million over the three-day frame.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with a four-day take of $3.36 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $8,791 from 382 locations. Cantinflas grossed $2.66 million over the three-day frame.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed $2.31 million over the four-day frame from 784 locations. The re-issue of the 1984 blockbuster took in $1.76 million over the three-day weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jun. 8 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 8 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$10,675,116-21%3,9480$2,704$128,175,2322Disney
2The Fault in Our Stars$9,259,822-27%3,173--$2,918$48,002,5231Fox
3Edge of Tomorrow$7,680,847-27%3,490--$2,201$28,760,2461Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$4,468,257-28%3,639-362$1,228$189,556,0803Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$2,179,020-25%3,1602$690$30,338,4652Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$1,830,620-27%3,110-391$589$185,214,1854Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$1,498,770-31%2,674-265$560$137,925,6505Universal
8Blended$1,140,718-33%2,928-627$390$36,581,3473Warner Bros.
9Chef$796,303-28%1,298674$613$10,383,5245Open Road
10The Amazing Spider-Man 2$598,078-27%1,481-671$404$196,350,2396Sony / Columbia
11Million Dollar Arm$556,253-35%1,643-686$339$31,550,9804Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 8 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$245,444-19%702-281$350$125,682,3929Fox
2Belle$234,726-27%476-49$493$7,592,4996Fox Searchlight
3The Other Woman (2014)$133,792-35%489-625$274$82,221,9307Fox
4Holiday (2014)$127,213-19%144--$883$394,7971Reliance Entertainment
5Heaven is for Real$125,502-20%446-276$281$88,807,5238Sony / TriStar
6The LEGO Movie$84,479-28%274-28$308$255,878,39218Warner Bros.
7The Grand Seduction$80,966-31%10713$757$822,8012eOne Films US
8Divergent$70,690-31%298-75$237$149,063,25912Lionsgate / Summit
9The Grand Budapest Hotel$68,100-36%185-64$368$57,777,52214Fox Searchlight
10God's Not Dead$58,060-11%20045$290$60,044,96012Freestyle / Pure Flix
11The Immigrant$57,634-30%145-5$397$1,421,8594Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$55,590-23%224-30$248$110,340,22414Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Moms' Night Out$45,303-23%292-91$155$9,915,4055Sony / TriStar
14Noah$32,338-14%136-46$238$101,044,09211Paramount
15The Railway Man$17,789-14%177-319$101$4,232,8989Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$11,828-29%113-60$105$28,786,1439Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$7,290-26%105-23$69$22,982,0578Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 8 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Words and Pictures$77,925-38%9885$795$536,7123Roadside Attractions
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$32,317-8%390$829$2,650,46610Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$31,218-13%88-16$355$1,215,7345RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$25,786-13%9954$260$20,120,0297Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$10,998-27%84-96$131$8,279,2355Clarius Entertainment
6A Haunted House 2$8,585-18%44-30$195$17,314,4848Open Road
7Oculus$7,537-18%47-36$160$27,647,8099Relativity Media
8Filmistaan$7,041-52%24--$293$31,1131UTV Motion Pictures
9The Hornet's Nest$3,705-27%16-26$232$288,2145Freestyle Releasing
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,4934604%2-2$1,247$138,4998Rialto Pictures
11Blue Ruin$845-11%3-3$282$253,8057RADiUS-TWC
12The Unknown Known$66640%32$222$271,17510RADiUS-TWC
13Heropanti$8826%3-8$29$62,2453UTV Motion Pictures