Weekend Box Office: GUARDIANS Rules Again


The Marvel space opera Guardians of the Galaxy ruled with $10.1 million in the slowest box office weekend of the year.

The comic-book movie is the summer’s highest-grossing pic and will likely become the only feature this year to cross the $300-million milestone soon.

The cosmic Marvel adventure also moved into the top 50 highest grossing films of all time at the domestic box office and may even top Iron Man‘s $318.4M and become Studios third highest grossing movie at the domestic box office.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles not surprisingly took second place with an estimated $6.5 million, and the tear-jerker If I Stay took third place with an estimated $5.75 million, taking its three week total to just under $40 million.

The traditionally post-Labor Day lull isn’t kind to the weekend’s only new release; Freestyle’s musical drama The Identical came in at No. 11 and flopped even harder than expected, with $1.9 million. The film stars Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, and Ray Liotta. The IMAX reissue of Forrest Gump for it’s 20th anniversary grossed about $405,000 in its limited re-release.

Fox’s R-rated comedy Let’s Be Cops has held strong, and it earned $5.4m on its fourth weekend. Relativity’s espionage thriller The November Man, starring Pierce Brosnan, earned $4.2 million on its second weekend, bringing its tiny total up to $17.87 million.

The Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson thriller No Good Deed and the Ashley Judd/Morgan Freeman thriller A Dolphin Tale 2 coming to theaters next week.

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All U.S. movie box-office figures provided by Box-Office Mojo.