Labor Day Box Office: “Guardians” by a mile, “As Above” cracks top five, “Let’s Be Cops” hits $60

boxThe long Labor Day weekend may bring an inglorious end to a desultory summer at the box office. But “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which became the biggest grossing film of 2014 (passing “Captain America” sequel and “The Lego Movie”), has reason to celebrate.

Another weekend #1, total take by Monday night, @$21 million.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is #2, in every way. “If I Stay” is managing a take in the $9-10 million range.

“As Above, So Below” barely cracked the top five, clearing $8 million.

And “Let’s Be Cops,” which cost nothing, has few laughs and seems tone deaf to the times, is lingering in the top five and could hit $59-60, by last show Monday night.


“The November Man” didn’t do enough business to suggest Pierce Brosnan has a new franchise on his hands. It finished at #6, and after opening Wed., still only will have $11 million in the bank Monday night.

“Cantinflas,” the 345 screen Pantelion Latin market release, should clear $3 million+ its first weekend.

“Sin City” died, “Ghostbusters” in limited release managed no better than $2.4, “When the Game Stands Tall” held enough audience to stay in the Top Ten — @$7 million.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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