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A WORSE-THAN-USUAL LABOR DAY BOX OFFICE EXPECTED

August 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Labor Day weekend generally produces the smallest box office results of any holiday of the year. And this Labor Day holiday is expected to be no exception. Indeed, it could be significantly worse than most. Two new films, the thriller The November Man and the horror flick As Above, So Below. aren’t expected to sell more tickets than the fifth week of Guardians of the Galaxy, which already has taken in $255.2 million domestically, or the fourth week of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The two new films are each expected to bring in about $9-12 million, with November Man expected to edge out its rival newcomer As Above, So Below (which was not screened for critics) for second place. Guardians, meanwhile is expected to come away with around $12-14 million and Turtles, around $11-13 million. Labor Day marks the end of the summer season for studios. Opening in limited release — about 400 theaters — is the Lionsgate biopic Catinflas, starring Oscar Jaenada in the title role of the comedian who was the Chaplin of Spanish films. The filmmakers are hoping to repeat the success of last year’s Instructions Not Included, which opened the same weekend with $8 million in just 348 theaters and went on to earn $44 million domestically and nearly $100 million worldwide. Also, Ghostbusters will be returning to the screen in 700 theaters to celebrate its 30th anniversary.