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 Wed, Jul. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$3,684,571-30%4,2330$870$189,081,1002Paramount
2Tammy$2,553,261-24%3,46565$737$41,998,3461Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,383,752-24%3,297-14$420$144,873,2264Fox / DreamWorks Animation
422 Jump Street$1,372,873-21%3,3240$413$163,937,9604Sony / Columbia
5Earth to Echo$1,299,869-23%3,2300$402$17,837,8671Relativity Media
6Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,105,168-27%3,0490$362$19,296,9101Sony / Screen Gems
7Maleficent$905,965-21%2,389-54$379$216,926,3186Disney
8Jersey Boys$602,093-19%2,6300$229$38,623,2693Warner Bros.
9The Fault in Our Stars$512,172-20%1,865-1$275$117,629,1685Fox
10Think Like a Man Too$500,276-24%1,7290$289$58,939,2113Sony / Screen Gems
11America (2014)$472,3482%1,1050$427$5,352,7052Lionsgate
12Edge of Tomorrow$411,171-21%1,5380$267$92,299,8585Warner Bros.
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$229,417-23%1,0444$220$227,917,6997Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$180,372-12%6860$263$22,634,2149Open Road
2Begin Again$140,554-5%1750$803$2,216,2632Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$112,829-14%2500$451$1,885,9012RADiUS-TWC
4Rio 2$88,762-11%31112$285$129,136,27313Fox
5Neighbors (2014)$58,135-10%31517$185$148,221,6409Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$46,699-20%3520$133$198,060,3848Warner Bros.
7Blended$44,976-16%3050$147$44,322,4727Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$33,025-14%22726$145$42,370,4756Universal
9Divergent$28,251-4%184-26$154$150,917,63916Lionsgate / Summit
10Belle$26,896-14%123-11$219$10,082,18410Fox Searchlight
11The Other Woman (2014)$18,602-10%142-26$131$83,657,83111Fox
12The LEGO Movie$17,592-7%2400$73$257,238,95322Warner Bros.
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$13,253-9%111-25$119$111,179,07218Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$55,12212%410$1,344$4,037,19814Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$25,451-27%91-28$280$2,558,7076eOne Films US
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$12,974-18%72-8$180$58,765,42518Fox Searchlight
4Words and Pictures$11,378-6%61-44$187$1,926,8307Roadside Attractions
5Yves Saint Laurent$6,448-1%108$645$121,7092Weinstein Company
6God's Not Dead$6,440-11%60-30$107$60,703,80716Freestyle / Pure Flix
7Fed Up$1,97147%180$110$1,492,9139RADiUS-TWC
8The Railway Man$1,6341%14-24$117$4,430,02513Weinstein Company
9Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,50912%120$126$198,7695RADiUS-TWC
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,402-17%2314$61$8,453,5659Clarius Entertainment
11The Signal (2014)$1,3752%35-145$39$592,1224Focus
12The Hornet's Nest$17-41%10$17$309,6149Freestyle Releasing