3RD UPDATE, MONDAY 1:36 PM: Actuals are in and not only was this past weekend sans a single new studio wide release and the lowest-grossing frame of 2014 with $64.7M according to Rentrak, but it also was the second-lowest post-Labor Day frame since 2000’s $60.86M total. While the post-holiday frame is known to be a poopy one all around, it can total as high as $92.3M, which was the case in 2009 when Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself was pulling up all titles by their bootstraps. Year to date, Rentrak shows domestic box office at $7.32B, off 5.6% from the same point a year ago. It’s gonna take a couple of mega-tentpoles to put us on par with 2013.

The weekend’s No. 1 film, Guardians Of The Galaxycame in at $10.357M slightly ahead of Disney’s projection of $10.1M but below estimates of $10.5M. Cantinflas bested industry projections thanks to a good Sunday, raising past $1M, but the period Hispanic film was off 60% from its previous holiday three-day. Freestyle’s Elvis-inspired twins pic The Identical took a little bit more than $1.5M in 12th as expected. Paramount’s IMAX rerelease of Forrest Gump finaled at $382K at No. 24 with a PSA of $1,133.  Again, who wants to pay top dollar for a dramatic rerelease in this era of 70-inch HD curve TVs at home? Meanwhile, Boyhood is on fire at 775 locales, drawing a $1,487 PSA or $1.15M for a total of $20.47M.

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Here’s the top 20 for the frame of September 5-7, courtesy of Rentrak:

1). Guardians Of The Galaxy (DIS), 3,221 theaters (-241) /3-day est. $10.357M (-39%) /per screen $3,216/ Total cume: $294.8M / Wk 6

2). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PAR), 3,273 theaters (-270) / 3-day est. cume: $6.5M (-45%) / per screen: $1,988/Total est. cume: $174.65M / Wk 5

3). Let’s Be Cops (FOX), 2,932 theaters (-78) /3-day cume: $5.569M (-33%) / Total cume: $66.76M /Wk 4

4). If I Stay (WB), 3,157 theaters (+154) /3-day cume: $5.55 (-40%)/Total cume: $39.468M/ Wk 3

5.) The November Man (Relativity), 2,776 theaters (–) / 3-day cume: $4.3M (-46%) /per screen:$1,552/ Total cume: $17.978M / Wk 2

6.) As Above, So Below (UNI), 2,650 theaters (+10)/ 3-day cume: $3.854M (-55%)/per screen:$1,455 / Total cume: $15.7M / Wk 2

7.). The Giver (TWC), 2,576 theaters (-229)/ 3-day cume: $3.421M (-35%)/per screen:$1,328/Total cume: $37.6M/ Wk 4

8.). When The Game Stands Tall (Tri-Star), 2,766 theaters (+93) /3-day cume: $3.41M (-43%) /per screen:$1,233/ Total cume: $23.2M / Wk 3

9). The Hundred-Foot Journey (DIS), 2,167 theaters (+249)/ 3-day cume: $3.146M (-34%) / per screen: $1,452/Total cume: $45.6M / Wk 5

10). Lucy (UNI), 1,171 theaters (-122)/3-day cume: $1.96M (-29%)/ per screen: $1,670/ cume: $121.2M/Wk 7

11).  The Expendables 3 (LGF), 1,978 theaters (-586) / 3-day cume: $1.822M / Per screen: $921, / Total cume: $36.7M / Wk 4

12). The Identical (Freestyle), 1,956 theaters/3-day cume: $1.587M/Per screen: $811/Total cume: $1.587M.

13). Into the Storm (Warner Bros.) 1,345 theaters (-258)/3-day cume: $1.467M/-42%/per screen:$1,091/Total cume:$44.569M /wk 5

14). Boyhood (IFC), 775 theaters (+143) / 3-day cume: $1.153M / -24%/Per screen: $1,487/ Total cume: $20.47M / Wk 9

15). Cantinflas (Pant/LGF), 429 theaters (+47) / 3-day cume: $1.065M /-60%/ Per screen: $1,539 / Total cume: $4.79M / Wk 2

16). Sin City 2 A Dame To Kill For (TWC/Dim), 1,204 theaters (-1690) / 3-day cume: $691K /-69%/ Per screen: $574M / Total cume: $12.9M / Wk 3

17). Magic In The Moonlight (SPC), 530 theaters (+92) / 3-day cume: $631K / -27%/Per screen: $1,191/ Total cume: $9.182M / Wk 7

18). Ghostbusters (Sony), 708 theaters (-76) / 3-day cume: $591K / -86%/Per screen: $834/ Total cume: $3.25 / Wk 2

19). A Most Wanted Man (RSA), 421 theaters (+88) / 3-day cume: $574K /-13%/Per screen: $1,362 / Total cume: $15.9M/ Wk 7

20). How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Fox/DWA), 666 theaters (-430) / 3-day cume: $544K/ -54%/ Per screen: $816 / Total cume: $174.7M / Wk 13

2ND UPDATE, Sunday, 7:53 AM: Disney is projecting that Guardians of the Galaxy will take No. 1 this weekend with $10.16M with a new domestic haul of $294.6M.  However, some industry estimates this morning think it could do even better than that by tomorrow, about $10.5M.  As Deadline reported yesterday, the superhero film has hit the No. 1 spot at the domestic B.O. more than other Marvel title — a total of four weekend No. 1 titles — and is now tied with 2008’s Dark Knight for the most No. 1 holds.  Guardians’ share of 3D hubs is close to 50% of its theater count, but 2D showings seem to be fueling the film’s B.O. in its sixth frame, with only a third of its Friday and Saturday B.O. coming from 3D ticket sales.  Despite Guardians B.O. rule, the projected total for all films is being projected at $65M, making is the lowest total weekend of 2014,  off 23% from a year ago.  No surprise there. We were expecting that.  The weekend’s sole wide release, Freestyle’s The Identical, was kicked out of the top 10 by Lucy.  Identical looks to collecting $1.5M, far below what the industry’s guess of $4-5M heading into the weekend.  Lucy took No. 10 with close to $2M.  Given how Pantelion’s Instructions Not Included resonated with Latino auds last year at this time to become the highest grossing Spanish-lingo film in the U.S. ($44.5M), likewise it was expected that Cantinflas would emulate.  However, they’re two different films: Instructions being a wide-aud comedy, and the other a period biopic.  Pantelion sees the film clearing $1M for the three-days, off 61% for a cume of $4.76M, but industry estimates believe Cantinflas will be a little less in the $940K range. The difference is that Pantelion is seeing a bigger Sunday of $388K than its Friday of $232K, which isn’t unusual as Instructions always had hearty Sundays thanks to the influx of Latino families at matinees.

Among old titles on big screens, Paramount’s IMAX re-release of Forrest Gump looks to clear $400K on 227, outside the top 20 for a per screen of $1,186. Ghostbusters in its second frame fared better with $612K on 708 for a lifetime cume of $224.4M.

Boyhood  has a projected weekend of $1.3M at 775 sites and will cross the $20M mark by end of today.

1). Guardians of the Galaxy (DIS), 3,221 theaters (-241) / $2.7 M Fri. / $5.06 Sat./$2.78M Sun/3-day est. $10.5M (-39%) / Total cume: $294.9M / Wk 6

2). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PAR), 3,273 theaters (-270) / $1.5M Friday /$3.2 Sat./$1.77M Sun/ 3-day est. cume: $6.48M (-46%) / Total est. cume: $174.6M / Wk 5

3). If I Stay (WB), 3,157 theaters (+154) / $1.6M Fri. / $2.67 Sat./$1.5M Sun/3-day cume: $5.78 (-38%)/Total cume: $39.7M/ Wk 3

4). Let’s Be Cops (FOX), 2,932 theaters (-78) /$1.57M Fri. /$2.6M Sat./$1.3M Sun./ 3-day cume: $5.5M (-35%) / Total cume: $66.7M /Wk 4

5.) The November Man (Relativity), 2,776 theaters (–) / $1.239M Fri. /$1.9M Sat/$1.16M Sun/ 3-day cume: $4.32M (-45%) / Total cume: $17.9M / Wk 2

6.) As Above, So Below (UNI), 2,650 theaters (+10) / $1.149M Fri. /$1.7M Sat./$948K Sun./ 3-day cume: $3.78M (-56%) / Total cume: $15.6M / Wk 2

7.). When the Game Stands Tall (Tri-Star), 2,766 theaters (+93) / $950K Fri. /$1.7M Sat./$915K Sun./ 3-day cume: $3.55M (-41%) / Total cume: $23.4M / Wk 3

8.). The Giver (TWC), 2,576 theaters (-229)/ $975K Fri./$1.64M Sat./$929K Sun./ 3-day cume: $3.545M (-33%)/Total cume: $37.6M/ Wk 4

9). The Hundred-Foot Journey (DIS), 2,167 theaters (+249)/ $893K Fri. /$1.5M Sat./$792K Sun./ 3-day cume: $3.185M (-34%) / Total cume: $45.7M / Wk 5

10). Lucy (UNI), 1,171 theaters (-122)/ $532K Fri. /$914K Sat./$499K  Sun/ 3-day cume: $1.95M (-29%)/ Total cume: $121.2M/Wk 7

UPDATE, Saturday, 9:12 AM: A few tweaks this morning in a dull a post-Labor Day weekend as the studios receive solid overnights.  Guardians of the Galaxy is still expected by the industry to post double digit million take over $10M in No. 1, however, Disney is siding with a $8-9M estimate. The two-three tie between Let’s Be Cops and If I Stay widen a tad with the latter taking second for Friday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is still expected to rise to second.  Lucy kicked Elvis’ butt, edging its way in the top 10 last night with $528K and is now expected to stay there until Sunday with $1.89M (Funny — at a matinee screening at Pacific Theaters in Chatsworth, CA yesterday, there were only three people at 1:20PM matinee; a clear sign that summer is over and school is here.  The kids apparently came back last night).  The Identical is falling off the stage with a new estimated 3-day of $1.765M.  The biggest upset after a boffo per screen last weekend is Cantinflas, which has lost a lot of spice in its expansion, with $229K and a three-day of $892K, a 66% drop.  Meanwhile, Paramount’s IMAX re-release of Forrest Gump is generating $110K on 337 for $379K three-day, but if auds are gonna spend big bucks on old films, they’re choosing Ghostbusters which made $157K yesterday for an estimated weekend take just under $600K.

1). Guardians of the Galaxy (DIS), 3,221 theaters (-241) / $2.7 M Fri. / 3-day cume: $10.2M (-40%) / Total cume: $294.6M / Wk 6

2). If I Stay (WB), 3,157 theaters (+154) / $1.6M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.39 (-42%)/Total cume: $39.3M/ Wk 3

3). Let’s Be Cops (FOX), 2,932 theaters (-78) /$1.57M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.32M (-36%) / Total cume: $66.5M /Wk 4

4). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PAR), 3,273 theaters (-270) / $1.5M Friday / 3-day est. cume: $5.78M (-52%) / Total est. cume: $173.89M / Wk 5

5.) The November Man (Relativity), 2,776 theaters (–) / $1.238M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.28 (-46%) / Total cume: $17.9M / Wk 2

6.) As Above, So Below (UNI), 2,650 theaters (+10) / $1.149M Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.8M (-56%) / Total cume: $15.66M / Wk 2

7). The Giver (TWC), 2,576 theaters (-229)/ $970K Fri./ 3-day cume: $3.472M (-34%)/Total cume: $37.7M/ Wk 4

8). When the Game Stands Tall (Tri-Star), 2,766 theaters (+93) / $958K Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.35M (-44%) / Total cume: $23.15M / Wk 3

9). The Hundred-Foot Journey (DIS), 2,167 theaters (+249)/ $888K Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.205M (-33%) / Total cume: $45.7M / Wk 5

10). Lucy (UNI), 1,171 theaters (-122)/ $528K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.89M (-32%)/ Total cume: $121.06M/Wk 7

11). The Identical (Freestyle), 1,956 theaters/ $526K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.765M/ Wk 1

Previous, Saturday, 2:33 AM: Left without any frosh wide release competition this weekend, Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy ruled atop the studios’ Friday late night box office estimates as expected heading into the sleepy post-Labor Day frame.  Even Fandango continued to see advance ticket sales for Star-Lord and pals, which by Sunday is expected to churn out $10M for the weekend — a double-digit figure that’s on the healthier side of summer holdovers post Labor Day, a time when it’s not uncommon to see single million digit returns for the No. 1 title  (i.e. 2012’s PG-13 horror/thriller Labor Day holdover The Possession which generated $9.3M in its second weekend).  Even with NFL and school back in session, it’s not like Friday night crowds in America aren’t looking for entertainment.  Here in Los Angeles, the traffic in the Hollywood and Vine nightclub sector was as thick as ever.  Over on Franklin Ave, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre continued to squish sell-out crowds into its 8PM-12 midnight black box shows which included SNL’s Horatio Sanz and Hangover Part II scribe Scot Armstrong onstage discussing the Chicago Bears in the Beardown Podcast. Heck, even the Scientology Celebrity Centre, across the street from UCB, was vying for Friday dwellers with its blaring courtyard screening of Jurassic Park.  Bistro business on the street was booming. So, if the multiplex lobbies were ghost towns tonight, it’s because there’s nothing new on the marquee to hook ticket buyers.  Moviegoing is a reciprocity business: New films trigger foot traffic, with a trickle down to older titles.

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Let’s Be Cops and If I Stay were in photo-finish for second last night, but Teenage Mutant Turtles is looking to move back up to the No. 2 spot by weekend’s end thanks to the surge of kiddie matinees on Saturday.  Paramount’s Forrest Gump in 337 IMAX venues failed to register in the studios’ top 20 Friday late nights, but Sony’s re-release of Ghostbusters clocked in an estimated $179K Friday off 708, with an eye on mid $600K over three days and a 10-day cume of $3.3M.  Freestyle’s Elvis-inspired rock n’ roll story The Identical is falling behind the industry’s three-day projection of $4-5M.  This was a hard one for them to pin down estimate wise, and the film’s B Cinemascore isn’t going to help revive ticket sales which are now expected to be under $2M.   Meanwhile, Pantelion’s period Mexican movie star biopic Cantinflaswhich was within breathing distance of breaking into the top 10 last weekend, cooled to $242K Friday, off 70% despite moving its theater count from 382 to 429.  Three-day is looking like $879K, off 67%

1). Guardians of the Galaxy (DIS), 3,221 theaters (-241) / $2.76M Fri. / 3-day cume: $10.2M (-40%) / Total cume: $295M / Wk 6

2). Let’s Be Cops (FOX), 2,932 theaters (-78) /$1.526M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.2M (-37%) / Total cume: $66.7M /Wk 4

3). If I Stay (WB), 3,157 theaters (+154) / $1.52M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.042/Total cume: $38.9M/ Wk 3

4). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PAR), 3,273 theaters (-270) / $1.47M Friday / 3-day est. cume: $5.5M (-54%) / Total est. cume: $174M / Wk 5

5.) The November Man (Relativity), 2,776 theaters (–) / $1.23M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.164 (-47%) / Total cume: $18M / Wk 2

6.) As Above, So Below (UNI), 2,650 theaters (+10) / $1.176M Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.96M (-54%) / Total cume: $16M / Wk 2

7). The Giver (TWC), 2,576 theaters (-229)/ $963K Fri./ 3-day cume: $3.26M (-38%)/Total cume: $37.3M/ Wk 4

8). When the Game Stands Tall (Tri-Star), 2,766 theaters (+93) / $911K Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.26M+ (-46%) / Total cume: $23M / Wk 3

9). The Hundred-Foot Journey (DIS), 2,167 theaters (+249)/ $858K Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.18M (-34%) / Total cume: $45.6M / Wk 5

10). The Identical (Freestyle), 1,956 theaters/ $583K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.86M/ Wk 1