Grosses

'Guardians' Adds $3.85M in First Place on Friday; 'As Above' Bows to $3.2M in Second Place; 'November Man' Takes $2.2M in FifthAugust 30, 2014 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports that Guardians of the Galaxy officially became the year's top domestic grosser on Friday with another $3.85 million added to its haul, off just 20 percent from last Friday, as it again claimed first place. That gives the film $262.1 million overall so far, surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier's final tally of $259.8 million. Through the same point in release (29 days), Guardians is now 13 percent ahead of the pace of Winter Soldier and just 1.6 percent behind that of 2008's original Iron Man. BoxOffice projects a $16.3 million 3-day weekend and a $21.8 million 4-day holiday frame.

Universal opened As Above So Below to a healthy $3.2 million yesterday after Thursday night's $470,000 preview grosses. The horror/thriller pic bowed 48 percent lower than 2012's The Possession (which also opened Labor Day weekend) and 36 percent under Oculus, however, As Above's modest $5 million production budget gives it a pass on that front. BoxOffice projects a $9.3 million 3-day and $11.2 million 4-day.

Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed $2.66 million yesterday, down 41 percent from the same day last week. The reboot has amassed $153.3 million through 22 days of release, 21 percent more than G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra through the same point. BoxOffice projects an $11.3 million 3-day weekend and $14.7 million 4-day.

Warner Bros. reports that If I Stay added $2.6 million yesterday, off 62 percent from opening day last week. The young adult drama has earned $23.2 million thus far, 42 percent more than The Host at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $9.4 million 3-day frame and $11.9 million 4-day.

Rounding out Friday's top five, Relativity Media's The November Man posted $2.2 million in its third day of release for a $3.89 million total so far. The film is pacing 14 percent behind 2011's The Debt, which also opened on Wednesday before Labor Day. BoxOffice projects The November Man will take in $8 million for the 3-day and $10.2 million for the 4-day.

On the limited release front, Sony's 30th anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters took in $490,000 from 784 locations on Friday. That's a per-theater average of $625. The performance is noticeably lower than that of 2012's Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX re-release ($1,648 opening day PTA) and 2012's Top Gun 3D ($1,757), although it should be noted that Ghostbusters doesn't have the advantage of premium priced tickets that those flicks carried. BoxOffice projects a $1.3 million 3-day and $1.7 million 4-day weekend.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday morning for official 3- and 4-day weekend estimates from the studios.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 15 - Sun, Feb. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$25,000,000--3,553--$7,036$33,239,1161Fox
2Identity Thief$23,437,000-32%3,16524$7,405$70,724,7852Universal
3Safe Haven$21,430,000--3,223--$6,649$30,258,9181Relativity Media
4Escape From Planet Earth$16,066,000--3,288--$4,886$16,066,0001Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$9,000,000-21%2,897-112$3,107$50,220,5313Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$7,460,000--2,950--$2,529$10,002,3171Warner Bros.
7Side Effects (2013)$6,307,000-32%2,6050$2,421$19,127,8362Open Road
8Silver Linings Playbook$6,088,000-5%2,202-607$2,765$98,462,47214Weinstein Company
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$3,470,000-40%2,103-1182$1,650$49,698,7954Paramount
10Zero Dark Thirty$3,100,000-23%1,522-1040$2,037$88,028,6689Sony / Columbia
11Mama$2,793,000-34%1,648-1029$1,695$68,273,1755Universal
12Lincoln$1,683,000-10%1,007-510$1,671$176,270,92715Disney / DreamWorks
13Django Unchained$1,491,000-35%1,017-485$1,466$156,983,9838Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$2,230,000-6%903-502$2,470$126,893,05219Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$1,515,000-13%647-277$2,342$110,816,90113Fox
3Quartet$1,333,00042%33389$4,003$6,909,0176Weinstein Company
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$970,000-34%605-396$1,603$299,854,34510Warner Bros. / New Line
5Les Miserables (2012)$855,000-45%676-771$1,265$145,520,9808Universal
6Wreck-It Ralph$811,000-24%506-251$1,603$185,544,85916Disney
7Amour$720,61492%306181$2,355$3,943,7439Sony Pictures Classics
8The Impossible$466,000-51%422-317$1,104$17,492,6519Lionsgate / Summit
9Parental Guidance$465,000-57%603-616$771$75,128,8608Fox
10Parker$421,000-77%705-1299$597$16,977,0244FilmDistrict
11Rise of The Guardians$410,00061%33863$1,213$101,369,57513Paramount / DreamWorks
12A Haunted House$311,987-60%340-573$918$39,559,7586Open Road
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$282,000183%25494$1,110$291,775,50614Lionsgate / Summit
14Jack Reacher$135,000-43%175-132$771$79,340,9859Paramount
15Stand Up Guys$100,000-85%119-551$840$3,155,0573Lionsgate / Roadside
16This is 40$94,000-52%167-111$563$67,427,4409Universal
17Broken City$81,000-83%133-622$609$19,485,9125Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$130,000-93%40-260$3,250$2,947,0182Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$102,972-25%86-44$1,197$6,016,42011Focus
3No (2013)$74,476--4--$18,619$74,4761Sony Pictures Classics
4Texas Chainsaw 3D$60,000-41%96-89$625$34,289,0357Lionsgate
5The Gatekeepers$46,91412%41$11,729$218,3603Sony Pictures Classics
6The Guilt Trip$46,000-57%88-137$523$36,789,0799Paramount
7Koch$36,87142%117$3,352$125,5803Zeitgeist Films
8Lore$36,00014%82$4,500$83,8322Music Box Films
9Anna Karenina (2012)$35,695-42%51-40$700$12,757,78414Focus
10Red Dawn (2012)$27,000-50%56-49$482$44,793,91813FilmDistrict
11Like Someone in Love$22,844--1--$22,844$22,8441IFC Films
12Lost in Thailand$8,642-73%350$247$55,9172WAMCR
13Chasing Ice$8,046--16--$503$1,161,27515Submarine Deluxe
14Playing For Keeps (2012)$7,000-75%23-58$304$13,098,77611FilmDistrict