Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Leads with $16.3M and is now 2014’s #1 Film; 'As Above/So Below' Debuts in Fourth with $8.3M; 'The November Man' Lands in Sixth with $7.7MAugust 31, 2014 08:50 AM

by Daniel Garris

Four-Day Estimates:

Guardians of the Galaxy -- $21.19M
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- $15.5M
If I Stay -- $11.6M*
Let's Be Cops -- $10.4M*
As Above/So Below -- $10.0M
The November Man -- $9.8M
When the Game Stands Tall -- $7.3M
The Giver -- $6.9M*
The Hundred-Foot Journey -- $6.06M
The Expendables 3 -- $4.4M*
Lucy -- $3.3M
Cantinflas -- $3.28M
Into the Storm -- $3.2M*
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For -- $2.7M*
Ghostbusters -- $2.0M

* Indicates an unofficial estimate from BoxOffice.

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in an estimated $16.31 million over the three-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 $274.61 million through 31 days of release and will continue to distance itself from the $259.77 million take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the three-day frame, Guardians of the Galaxy was down a very slim 5 percent from last weekend. Disney is currently estimating a four-day take of $21.19 million for the film.

While it didn't hold up all that well this weekend by Labor Day weekend standards, Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still held steady in second place over the three-day frame with an estimated $11.75 million. Over the three-day frame, the successful franchise re-launch was down 30 percent from last weekend. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a very big way with a 24-day take of $162.41 million. Paramount is currently estimating a four-day take of $15.5 million for the film.

Warner's If I Stay claimed third place with an estimated three-day take of $9.26 million. That represented a respectable 41 percent decline from last weekend. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with $29.82 million in ten days. The film is performing well given its modest price tag and is running 14 percent ahead of the $26.11 million ten-day take of last year's Carrie (which fell 63 percent in its second weekend to gross $5.99 million). BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $11.6 million for If I Stay.

Universal's As Above/So Below debuted in fourth place over the three-day frame with an estimated $8.34 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 an $8.70 million 3-day Labor Day weekend take. As Above/So Below opened with $3.2 million on Friday, fell 12.5 percent on Saturday to take in $2.8 million and is estimated to decline 16 percent on Sunday to gross $2.34 million. That places the film's estimated 3-day weekend to Friday ratio at 2.61 to 1. The film received a lackluster C- rating on CinemaScore and will likely be front-loaded going forward due in part to its genre. Universal is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.0 million for the film.

The November Man opened in sixth with an estimated three-day take of $7.66 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 five-day total for The November Man stands at $9.35 million, which gives the film a five-day to three-day ratio of just 1.22 to 1. The November Man is currently running 21 percent behind the $11.81 million five-day start of 2011's The Debt. The film received a respectable B+ rating on CinemaScore. Relativity is currently estimating a four-day take of $9.8 million for the film.

Let's Be Cops placed in fifth with an estimated three-day gross of $8.2 million. Fox's low-budget action comedy was down a solid 24 percent. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $50 million mark this weekend and is now quickly approaching the $60 million mark with a 19-day take of $57.32 million. BoxOffice is currently estimating a four-day take of $10.4 million for Let's Be Cops.

On the limited front, Cantinflas was off to a solid start with an estimated three-day take of $2.63 million. The biopic from Lionsgate and Pantelion earned a healthy per-location average of $6,872 from 382 locations. Lionsgate is currently estimating a four-day gross of $3.28 million for the film.

Meanwhile, Sony's re-issue of Ghostbusters grossed an estimated $1.65 million over the three-day frame from 784 locations. Sony is currently estimating a four-day take of $2.00 million for the re-issue.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jun. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$7,348,9088%3,306--$2,223$71,251,2791Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$5,905,50417%4,253--$1,389$60,413,1141Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Maleficent$2,841,61025%3,623-325$784$168,133,0683Disney
4The Fault in Our Stars$2,641,27914%3,273100$807$85,716,2562Fox
5Edge of Tomorrow$2,083,41325%3,50515$594$60,757,1292Warner Bros.
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,242,44620%3,042-597$408$208,532,5774Fox
7A Million Ways to Die in the West$459,58027%2,413-747$190$37,929,7553Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$458,10219%2,088-1022$219$192,298,7585Warner Bros.
9Neighbors (2014)$378,28025%1,896-778$200$143,702,9206Universal
10Chef$306,21436%1,102-196$278$14,519,4756Open Road
11Blended$279,13535%1,581-1347$177$40,872,9644Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$133,90814%682-799$196$198,637,9947Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Arm$105,88330%577-1066$184$33,658,8745Disney
3Belle$82,32032%338-138$244$8,714,2457Fox Searchlight
4Rio 2$75,19729%383-319$196$126,800,37910Fox
5Divergent$71,71819%33638$213$149,753,46213Lionsgate / Summit
6Heaven is for Real$60,09325%53286$113$89,510,5329Sony / TriStar
7Words and Pictures$51,83325%217119$239$1,159,2324Roadside Attractions
8The Grand Seduction$48,92550%104-3$470$1,361,5883eOne Films US
9The LEGO Movie$43,8631%30127$146$256,417,58219Warner Bros.
10The Other Woman (2014)$38,29728%244-245$157$82,801,2858Fox
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$29,84646%207-17$144$110,672,86815Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$27,06427%149-36$182$58,158,19915Fox Searchlight
13The Signal (2014)$24,7768%120--$206$203,4211Focus
14The Immigrant$23,16448%140-5$165$1,725,6905Weinstein Company
15God's Not Dead$22,95124%150-50$153$60,342,43513Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Noah$9,55622%103-33$93$101,180,96512Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$34,361-5%412$838$3,024,97611Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Moms' Night Out$11,35561%81-211$140$10,098,3196Sony / TriStar
3Fed Up$9,325-7%56-32$167$1,346,7176RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$8,14312%85-14$96$20,237,6088Relativity Media
5The Railway Man$5,64778%50-127$113$4,315,80510Weinstein Company
6Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$4,30624%18--$239$70,2272RADiUS-TWC
7Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,7146%43-41$86$8,340,5776Clarius Entertainment
8Draft Day$3,18974%53-60$60$28,836,16610Lionsgate / Summit
9Oculus$2,2266%31-16$72$27,678,47510Relativity Media
10Transcendence$2,16510%58-47$37$23,018,6399Warner Bros.
11The Hornet's Nest$1,08897%3-13$363$300,5666Freestyle Releasing
12The Unknown Known$898491%30$299$274,65311RADiUS-TWC
13Filmistaan$321-19%8-16$40$45,0232UTV Motion Pictures
14Accident (2014 re-issue)$3000%1--$300$14,9164Rialto Pictures
15Heropanti$150317%1-2$150$63,2374UTV Motion Pictures
16Blue Ruin$35-81%2-1$18$257,1248RADiUS-TWC