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'As Above, So Below' grosses $470,000 in Thursday night showings

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'The November Man' has grossed $1.695 million since its Wednesday release
'Guardians of the Galaxy' likely to top Labor Day weekend in box office

It's another slow start to the Labor Day weekend at the box office.

Legendary Pictures' thriller "As Above, So Below" grossed $470,000 in Thursday night showings. Meanwhile, the Pierce Brosnan action film "The November Man" has grossed $1.695 million since its release on Wednesday. 

Both weekend newcomers are expected to gross $8 million to $11 million each over the four-day weekend, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys.

The films will likely trail behind Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," the Michael Bay-produced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and young adult tearjerker "If I Stay."

Released by Universal Pictures, "As Above, So Below" follows a team of explorers as they venture into the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. As of Friday, the film had notched a 31% on the fresh ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

Based on the novel "There Are No Spies" by Bill Granger, "The November Man" follows former CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) after he leaves quiet retirement for an assignment involving a power-hungry Russian leader.

Relativity Media acquired the film for $3 million earlier this year. Audiences gave it a grade of B+, according to the polling firm CinemaScore.

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