Without much competition and a slow Labor Day Weekend, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy topped the US box office for a second week.
Guardians of the Galaxy is now the biggest movie of the year, beating out Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction having added another $16.3 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total to $274.6 million. If it can maintain this 5% drop from last week, James Gunn’s space epic should have no trouble crossing the $300 million mark domestic, which would be the first film of 2014 to do so.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remained in second place with $11.7 million while If I Stay also managed to keep third place with $9.2 million.
The highest new entry this week belonged to found footage horror movie As Above, So Below which pulled in $8.3 million. Sadly for fans of busting ghosts but the re-release of Ghostbusters didn’t quite crack the top ten, coming in at 14th with $1.6 million.
Perhaps more disappointing (at least for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez) is that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For dropped out of the top 10 after just one week, taking a miserable $2.1 million, bringing the star-studded neo-noir’s total to just $10.7 million.
Here’s your top 10 and their domestic totals:
|1||Guardinas of the Galaxy||$16.3 million||$274.6 million||5|
|2||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||$11.7 million||$162.4 million||4|
|3||If I Stay||$9.2 million||$29.8 million||2|
|4||As Above, So Below||$8.3 million||$8.3 million||1|
|5||Let’s Be Cops||$8.2 million||$57.3 million||2|
|6||The November Man||$7.6 million||$7.6 million||1|
|7||When the Game Stands Tall||$5.6 million||$16.3 million||2|
|8||The Giver||$5.2 million||$31.5 million||2|
|9||The Hundred Foot Journey||$4.6 million||$39.3 million||4|
|10||The Expendables 3||$3.5 million||$33.1 million||3|