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, Jul. 7 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$4,770,186-59%4,2330$1,127$180,166,1402Paramount
2Tammy$2,779,421-57%3,465--$802$36,086,0101Warner Bros. / New Line
322 Jump Street$1,549,320-50%3,324-102$466$160,818,9454Sony / Columbia
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,445,085-47%3,297-453$438$141,660,5374Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,425,239-54%3,049--$467$16,677,5621Sony / Screen Gems
6Earth to Echo$1,291,843-49%3,230--$400$14,859,4001Relativity Media
7Maleficent$951,353-50%2,389-684$398$214,871,0176Disney
8Think Like a Man Too$603,494-58%1,729-496$349$57,776,3233Sony / Screen Gems
9Jersey Boys$586,087-59%2,630-275$223$37,277,0273Warner Bros.
10The Fault in Our Stars$557,061-35%1,865-980$299$116,475,7035Fox
11Edge of Tomorrow$478,114-56%1,538-997$311$91,365,6045Warner Bros.
12America (2014)$356,055-55%1,1051102$322$4,418,7762Lionsgate
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$276,624-52%1,044-970$265$227,389,7537Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$190,307-61%686-115$277$22,247,7379Open Road
2Begin Again$133,367-61%175170$762$1,928,1992Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$132,555-59%250242$530$1,642,0002RADiUS-TWC
4Rio 2$74,635-39%311-11$240$128,947,44913Fox
5Neighbors (2014)$59,960-53%315-195$190$148,099,0159Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$52,589-58%352-398$149$197,955,3118Warner Bros.
7Blended$43,735-50%305-170$143$44,223,9537Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$34,155-54%227-256$150$42,298,8606Universal
9Divergent$27,782-40%184-26$151$150,859,98516Lionsgate / Summit
10Belle$25,668-52%123-52$209$10,024,12510Fox Searchlight
11The LEGO Movie$16,228-23%240-95$68$257,202,39322Warner Bros.
12The Other Woman (2014)$15,749-50%142-53$111$83,618,46411Fox
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$10,168-34%111-30$92$111,151,23218Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$40,833-9%410$996$3,932,83714Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$23,836-49%91-28$262$2,498,1576eOne Films US
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$14,005-54%72-18$195$58,736,69818Fox Searchlight
4Words and Pictures$10,250-65%61-44$168$1,903,4107Roadside Attractions
5Yves Saint Laurent$7,044-55%108$704$108,7462Weinstein Company
6God's Not Dead$5,748-51%60-30$96$60,690,12716Freestyle / Pure Flix
7Fed Up$1,465-49%18-14$81$1,489,6049RADiUS-TWC
8The Railway Man$1,463-13%14-24$105$4,426,76813Weinstein Company
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,317-60%232$57$8,450,4829Clarius Entertainment
10The Signal (2014)$1,195-44%35-145$34$589,4004Focus
11Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,127-62%12-19$94$195,9175RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1081%1--$108$144,67012Rialto Pictures
13The Hornet's Nest$170%1-1$17$309,5689Freestyle Releasing