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, Apr. 18 - Sun, Apr. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$26,612,000-36%3,825-113$6,957$201,526,4543Disney
2Rio 2$22,500,000-43%3,97527$5,660$75,385,3802Fox
3Heaven is for Real$21,500,000--2,417--$8,895$28,534,1931Sony / TriStar
4Transcendence$11,150,000--3,455--$3,227$11,150,0001Warner Bros.
5A Haunted House 2$9,100,000--2,310--$3,939$9,100,0001Open Road
6Draft Day$5,900,000-40%2,7810$2,122$19,547,7872Lionsgate / Summit
7Divergent$5,750,000-22%2,486-624$2,313$133,914,8675Lionsgate / Summit
8Oculus$5,202,000-57%2,6480$1,965$21,191,3912Relativity Media
9Noah$5,000,000-34%2,537-745$1,971$93,273,8264Paramount
10God's Not Dead$4,801,218-13%1,796-64$2,673$48,326,5315Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Bears$4,774,000--1,720--$2,776$4,774,0001Disneynature
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$3,425,000-16%1,280-187$2,676$44,974,4017Fox Searchlight

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Muppets Most Wanted$1,068,000-53%929-1332$1,150$48,318,5535Disney
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$800,000-57%780-1221$1,026$107,176,5817Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Under the Skin (2014)$467,37366%176122$2,656$1,086,2413A24
4The LEGO Movie$434,000-14%340-270$1,276$252,293,59011Warner Bros.
5The Raid 2$410,880-57%539-415$762$2,266,4694Sony Pictures Classics
6The Lunchbox$396,96240%15829$2,512$2,267,9088Sony Pictures Classics
7Non-Stop (2014)$376,000-50%360-402$1,044$90,143,8608Universal
8Need For Speed$286,000-58%258-355$1,109$42,640,8836Disney / DreamWorks
9Le Week-End$277,00011%1494$1,859$1,597,7216Music Box Films
10Son of God$276,000-7%503-402$549$59,442,3378Fox
11Frozen (2013)$254,000-34%290-54$876$399,873,07322Disney
12300: Rise of an Empire$235,000-47%265-260$887$105,484,5777Warner Bros.
13Bad Words$175,000-71%223-540$785$7,573,3186Focus
14Dom Hemingway$142,000103%12987$1,101$297,3393Fox Searchlight
15The Nut Job$116,165-38%201-60$578$64,021,14114Open Road
16Sabotage (2014)$81,182-78%130-621$624$10,353,4434Open Road
17Make Your Move$81,000--142--$570$81,0001High Top Releasing
18Cesar Chavez$80,000-72%117-188$684$5,388,0474Lionsgate / Pantelion
193 Days to Kill$66,00067%11027$600$30,538,4769Relativity Media
20Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$47,000-44%114-21$412$15,926,7276Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$202,00044%370$5,459$834,0013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Fading Gigolo$198,399--5--$39,680$198,3991Millennium Entertainment
3The Railway Man$176,092185%2622$6,773$264,2422Weinstein Company
4Finding Vivian Maier$148,00049%3818$3,895$506,3954IFC Films
5Only Lovers Left Alive$134,58853%1713$7,917$264,7602Sony Pictures Classics
6Joe (2014)$77,140-27%480$1,607$229,6342Roadside Attractions
7That Demon Within$65,000--16--$4,063$65,0001China Lion Film
8Jodorowsky's Dune$44,0134%318$1,420$311,9615Sony Pictures Classics
9The Unknown Known$33,589-47%49-31$685$225,5613RADiUS-TWC
10The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$25,08435%84$3,136$62,4253Zeitgeist Films
11Frankie & Alice$23,000-82%43-128$535$667,2813Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
12Dancing in Jaffa$18,00070%97$2,000$36,7362IFC Films
13Watermark$17,399110%85$2,175$41,4573eOne Films US
14Enemy$16,432-45%15-24$1,095$982,5176A24
15Godzilla: The Japanese Original$12,500--1--$12,500$12,5001Rialto Pictures
16Rob the Mob$11,983-60%13-17$922$174,9275Millennium Entertainment
1713 Sins$9,261--45--$206$9,2611RADiUS-TWC
18Hateship Loveship$9,00050%32$3,000$17,3292IFC Films
19Dallas Buyers Club$8,000-54%14-19$571$27,288,48225Focus
2020 Feet from Stardom$150-69%1-1$150$4,941,72745RADiUS-TWC