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, Jun. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$5,095,488-45%3,173--$1,606$53,098,0111Fox
2Maleficent$4,047,865-62%3,9480$1,025$132,223,0972Disney
3Edge of Tomorrow$3,167,460-59%3,490--$908$31,927,7061Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,765,307-60%3,639-362$485$191,321,3873Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$917,935-58%3,1602$290$31,256,4002Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$752,166-59%3,110-391$242$185,966,3514Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$736,680-51%2,674-265$275$138,662,3305Universal
8Blended$505,085-56%2,928-627$173$37,086,4323Warner Bros.
9Chef$326,484-59%1,298674$252$10,710,0085Open Road
10The Amazing Spider-Man 2$271,058-55%1,481-671$183$196,621,2976Sony / Columbia
11Million Dollar Arm$264,741-52%1,643-686$161$31,815,7214Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$120,757-51%702-281$172$125,803,1499Fox
2Belle$103,692-56%476-49$218$7,696,1916Fox Searchlight
3The Other Woman (2014)$66,591-50%489-625$136$82,288,5217Fox
4Heaven is for Real$59,151-53%446-276$133$88,866,6748Sony / TriStar
5The LEGO Movie$47,404-44%274-28$173$255,925,79618Warner Bros.
6Divergent$40,943-42%298-75$137$149,104,20212Lionsgate / Summit
7Holiday (2014)$33,758-73%144--$234$428,5551Reliance Entertainment
8The Grand Seduction$32,455-60%10713$303$855,2562eOne Films US
9The Grand Budapest Hotel$31,649-54%185-64$171$57,809,17114Fox Searchlight
10God's Not Dead$28,572-51%20045$143$60,073,53212Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$27,597-50%224-30$123$110,367,82114Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Moms' Night Out$25,089-45%292-91$86$9,940,4945Sony / TriStar
13The Immigrant$24,022-58%145-5$166$1,445,8814Weinstein Company
14Noah$13,594-58%136-46$100$101,057,68611Paramount
15The Railway Man$9,346-47%177-319$53$4,242,2449Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$5,740-51%113-60$51$28,791,8839Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$3,762-48%105-23$36$22,985,8198Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$42,37531%390$1,087$2,692,84110Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Words and Pictures$30,543-61%9885$312$567,2553Roadside Attractions
3Fed Up$13,869-56%88-16$158$1,229,6035RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$11,326-56%9954$114$20,131,3557Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$10,819-2%84-96$129$8,290,0545Clarius Entertainment
6A Haunted House 2$4,120-52%44-30$94$17,318,6048Open Road
7Oculus$3,822-49%47-36$81$27,651,6319Relativity Media
8Filmistaan$2,260-68%24--$94$33,3731UTV Motion Pictures
9The Hornet's Nest$1,544-58%16-26$97$289,7585Freestyle Releasing
10The Unknown Known$572-14%32$191$271,74710RADiUS-TWC
11Blue Ruin$254-70%3-3$85$254,0597RADiUS-TWC