Holiday Weekend Box Office: Guardians Holds Strong On Slow Labor Day Weekend

By Scott Gwin 2014-09-01 12:20:27discussion comments
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Labor Day Weekend didn't bring anything new and exciting for audiences to enjoy, and in return people pretty much stayed away from the movies, making the weekend the second lowest of the year so far according to Box Office Mojo.

Guardians of the Galaxy held fast to the number one spot, managing in its regular three day weekend to make $17 million, the same that it earned last weekend. Add in the $5 million it's estimated to earn on Labor Day and it added $22 million to its $280 million domestic total.

Not only does that put it on a solid track to easily break the $300 million mark, it has handily passed Captain America: The Winter Soldier's $260 million total to become the top grossing movie of the year. That's no small feat for a non-sequal comic movie, but it will likely end up at number two overall for the year once the painfully untouchable Hunger Games franchise rolls out the third movie in the four part film series later this year.

The two newcomers this weekend flopped miserably. Thriller As Above/So Below and Pierce Brosnan's latest offering The November Man took fifth and sixth place respectively for the four day holiday weekend, with just $10 million each.

For the full Labor Day 4-Day weekend break down, check out the chart below:

1.
Guardians of the Galaxy    $22,178,000 Total: $280,475,000 LW: 1    
THTRS: 3,462
2.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)    $15,700,000 Total: $166,356,000 LW: 2    
THTRS: 3,543
3.
If I Stay    $11,600,000 Total: $32,162,000 LW: 3    
THTRS: 3,003
4.
Let's Be Cops    $10,550,000 Total: $59,672,000 LW: 4    
THTRS: 3,010
5.
As Above/So Below *   $10,322,000 Total: $10,322,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,640
6.
The November Man *   $10,200,000 Total: $11,900,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,776
7.
When the Game Stands Tall    $8,000,000 Total: $18,670,000 LW: 5    
THTRS: 2,673
8.
The Giver    $6,867,000 Total: $33,140,000 LW: 7    
THTRS: 2,805
9.
The Hundred-Foot Journey $6,328,000 Total: $41,123,000 LW: 9    
THTRS: 1,918
10.
The Expendables 3    $4,550,000 Total: $34,189,000 LW: 6    
THTRS: 2,564

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