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. 13 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$25,144,490--3,306--$7,606$25,144,4901Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$18,440,040--4,253--$4,336$18,440,0401Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3The Fault in Our Stars$6,359,82672%3,273100$1,943$72,335,0932Fox
4Maleficent$5,848,42963%3,623-325$1,614$150,364,9613Disney
5Edge of Tomorrow$4,581,413100%3,50515$1,307$45,055,8962Warner Bros.
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$2,725,46596%3,042-597$896$199,165,6264Fox
7A Million Ways to Die in the West$939,86549%2,413-747$390$34,800,4853Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$880,28751%2,088-1022$422$189,026,2965Warner Bros.
9Neighbors (2014)$805,05078%1,896-778$425$141,458,0156Universal
10Chef$605,10394%1,102-196$549$12,405,5566Open Road
11Blended$564,24540%1,581-1347$357$39,212,4744Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$277,53529%682-799$407$197,709,8297Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Arm$211,126-14%577-1066$366$32,878,0055Disney
3Belle$151,17928%338-138$447$8,210,5217Fox Searchlight
4Rio 2$137,966-5%383-319$360$126,389,00810Fox
5Divergent$122,440167%33638$364$149,361,24713Lionsgate / Summit
6Words and Pictures$119,127270%217119$549$790,4154Roadside Attractions
7Heaven is for Real$96,16959%53286$181$89,164,0839Sony / TriStar
8The Other Woman (2014)$85,36759%244-245$350$82,573,9838Fox
9The Grand Seduction$73,30681%104-3$705$1,081,6563eOne Films US
10The LEGO Movie$66,3557%30127$220$256,169,38619Warner Bros.
11The Grand Budapest Hotel$54,81667%149-36$368$57,968,16315Fox Searchlight
12The Signal (2014)$50,343--120--$420$50,3431Focus
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$45,67929%207-17$221$110,524,66615Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14Holiday (2014)$43,43197%102-42$426$580,8642Reliance Entertainment
15The Immigrant$43,39563%140-5$310$1,577,7495Weinstein Company
16God's Not Dead$40,67723%150-50$271$60,211,69313Freestyle / Pure Flix
17Noah$16,07822%103-33$156$101,115,40412Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,83323%412$1,289$2,870,30411Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Moms' Night Out$21,009-23%81-211$259$10,048,4266Sony / TriStar
3Brick Mansions$15,55144%85-14$183$20,181,8028Relativity Media
4Fed Up$12,519-30%56-32$224$1,297,8246RADiUS-TWC
5Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$9,428--18--$524$40,9222RADiUS-TWC
6The Railway Man$8,103-31%50-127$162$4,289,78910Weinstein Company
7Transcendence$5,94268%58-47$102$23,003,1799Warner Bros.
8Draft Day$5,546-18%53-60$105$28,818,38510Lionsgate / Summit
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$5,408-38%43-41$126$8,324,0936Clarius Entertainment
10Oculus$3,8377%31-16$124$27,666,51810Relativity Media
11Filmistaan$1,89831%8-16$237$40,4292UTV Motion Pictures
12The Hornet's Nest$1,102-55%3-13$367$296,2146Freestyle Releasing
13Accident (2014 re-issue)$478--1--$478$13,2004Rialto Pictures
14Blue Ruin$4264%2-1$213$256,3198RADiUS-TWC
15Heropanti$269--1-2$269$62,6494UTV Motion Pictures
16The Unknown Known$120-80%30$40$273,15811RADiUS-TWC