Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians’ Retake the Box Office

Guardians of the Galaxy

After yet another weekend of disappointing new releases, it’s small wonder that holdover films would once again rule the box office. This time, however, it was a well-rated film that took the top spot (as it should be, really). This weekend went to the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Guardians made themselves $17.6 million over the weekend (not terrible, for its fourth week in theaters), for a massive total of $251.8 million. The ever-tenacious Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pulled in the second-highest earnings this weekend at $16.8 million, and its own fairly hefty total of $145.6 million.

Next came the first of this weekend’s new releases, If I Stay, which fulfilled its meager expectations with an opening-weekend gross of $16.3 million. It was followed by another holdout, Let’s Be Cops, which made $11 million this weekend for cumulative revenues of $45.2 million.

After that came another new release (which I forgot to mention in Friday’s column—if you’re jonesing to see how it fared with the critics, you can find out here), When the Game Stands Tall, which earned itself $9 million. Last came the final new release, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which sank lower than its already-bleak expectations with revenues of only $6.4 million.

This will likely be my last column for Movies with Butter, so I wanted to say a brief farewell to any frequent readers of this column—it’s been a good time, and I’ll miss keeping the masses updated on what’s what in the box office.

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