Mania Box Office Report: Guardians Back on Top (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Source: Box Office Mojo

It debuted at number one, Guardians of the Galaxy. In its second week, it took a back seat to Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now Guardians of the Galaxy has emerged back on top, at number one. Not only did the Guardians slam the heroes in a half shell back into the their shells; the Guardians surpassed Bay’s fourth Transformer movie to be the highest grossing film of the summer. Not bad for a movie that features a talking a raccoon and tree. 


How does Guardians measure up against the other big Marvel movie this year? Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report: Guardians of the Galaxy eased 30 percent to $17.6 million. It has now earned over $251 million, and by Friday it will pass fellow Marvel movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259.8 million) to become the top grosser of the year. It also now seems likely thatGuardians will end its run with over $300 million”.


Will Marvel be able to duplicate the formula for The Inhumans? Does Warner Brothers and DC Comics even stand a chance?



 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

Guardians of the Galaxy

 

$17,631,000

3,371

$5,230

$251,884,000

$170

2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

$16,800,000

3,864

$4,348

$145,610,000

$125

3

If I Stay

 

$16,355,000

2,907

$5,626

$16,355,000

$11

4

Let’s Be Cops

 

$11,000,000

3,140

$3,503

$45,246,000

$17

5

When the Games Stands Tall

 

$9,000,000

2,673

$3,367

$9,000,000

$15

6

The Giver

 

$6,730,000

3,003

$2,241

$24,101,000

$25

7

The Expendables 3

 

$6,600,000

3,221

$2,049

$27,519,000

-

8

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

 

$6,477,000

2,894

$2,238

$6,477,000

-

9

The Hundred-Foot Journey

 

$5,562,000

1,944

$2,861

$32,750,000

$22

10

Into The Storm

 

$3,800,000

2,375

$1,600

$38,301,000

$50



We get an early taste of fall this weekend with the horror film As Above, So Below. Look for Rob Vaux’s review this Friday! 



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