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, Jan. 10 - Sun, Jan. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lone Survivor$38,510,00045282%2,8752873$13,395$38,891,5613Universal
2Frozen (2013)$15,070,000-23%3,239-79$4,653$317,660,9888Disney
3The Wolf of Wall Street$9,000,000-32%2,521-36$3,570$78,586,5513Paramount
4The Legend Of Hercules$8,600,000--2,104--$4,087$8,600,0001Lionsgate / Summit
5American Hustle$8,600,000-31%2,629111$3,271$101,562,9285Sony / Columbia
6The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$8,015,000-49%3,075-655$2,607$242,219,4355Warner Bros. / New Line
7Saving Mr. Banks$6,578,000-24%2,671561$2,463$68,949,2265Disney
8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$6,300,000-66%2,88316$2,185$28,471,3892Paramount
9Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$6,100,000-43%3,012-395$2,025$118,517,9444Paramount
10Her (2013)$5,410,000649%1,7291682$3,129$8,809,0364Warner Bros.
11The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$4,600,000-35%1,762-381$2,611$413,992,6518Lionsgate
12The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$4,400,000-45%2,584-338$1,703$52,690,7623Fox
13Grudge Match$1,970,000-63%2,005-851$983$28,473,4303Warner Bros.
1447 Ronin$1,500,000-70%1,359-1331$1,104$36,299,8853Universal
15Walking With Dinosaurs$1,300,000-65%1,339-1221$971$33,609,0274Fox
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$1,175,000-60%1,040-434$1,130$51,938,8975Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1August: Osage County$7,315,0005128%905900$8,083$7,860,3853Weinstein Company
2Inside Llewyn Davis$1,876,00074%729573$2,573$9,309,1266CBS Films
3Philomena$1,360,000-6%6070$2,241$21,916,0288Weinstein Company
4Nebraska$820,00033%521281$1,574$8,149,6549Paramount Vantage
5Gravity$421,000-12%155-10$2,716$256,226,70415Warner Bros.
6The Book Thief$400,000-24%303-26$1,320$19,749,73410Fox
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$335,000-24%264-14$1,269$118,073,75716Sony / Columbia
8Thor: The Dark World$312,000-35%257-34$1,214$203,931,58610Disney
912 Years a Slave$267,000-19%114-37$2,342$38,900,77513Fox Searchlight
10Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$265,000-75%363-647$730$7,750,2037Weinstein Company
11Dallas Buyers Club$242,000-20%125-3$1,936$16,684,08311Focus
12Last Vegas$177,000-11%240-17$738$63,391,90911CBS Films
13Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$130,000-26%192-28$677$101,824,81712Paramount
14Despicable Me 2$61,000-37%137-14$445$368,044,19028Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Past$86,613148%1712$5,095$257,0654Sony Pictures Classics
2The Great Beauty$71,950-20%38-5$1,893$1,080,1969Janus Films
3The Invisible Woman$48,16077%95$5,351$174,2843Sony Pictures Classics
4All Is Lost$36,575-22%63-8$581$6,108,10013Roadside Attractions
5Escape Plan$35,000-30%77-7$455$25,117,48413Lionsgate / Summit
6Justin Bieber's Believe$31,528-95%75-962$420$6,189,1423Open Road
7In Bloom$10,000--2--$5,000$10,0001Big World Pictures
8Personal Tailor$9,500-67%4-5$2,375$369,2254China Lion Film
920 Feet from Stardom$3,326-9%84$416$4,831,66831RADiUS-TWC
10Inequality for All$5005%1-3$500$1,194,45416RADiUS-TWC