The Ninja Turtles movie and Guardians remained at No. 1 and 2 this weekend, respectively, while none of the new releases made much of a dent at the box office. Guardians has now crossed $200 million and looks like it could become the biggest grosser of the year, and end up passing Captain America and The Lego Movie's $250 million totals. Meanwhile, Let's Be Cops opened in third with $17 million, which was more or less expected, as the movie had opened earlier this week and now has $26 million overall, which means it's already successful on a low $17 million budget.
The Expendables 3 opened with just $16 million in fourth place though, as the previous entries had both earned above $20 million opening weekends. It may have suffered from a leak online, which probably diminished its box office a tad. Finally, the children's book adaptation The Giver opened to just $12 million and bombed with critics as well, so overall it was a not so exciting weekend for new releases.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- $28.4 million
- Guardians of the Galaxy- $24.7 million
- Let's Be Cops- $17.7 million
- The Expendables 3- $16.2 million
- The Giver- $12.76 million
In limited release, Boyhood cracked the top ten this week and has now made $13.8 million total, while A Most Wanted Man has gotten to $12 million and Magic in the Moonlight looks like it will be one of Woody Allen's lowest grossers as its expansion has been middling. Other new release indies included The Trip to Italy and Frank, which both opened in just two and three theaters, doing well in both, but Daniel Radcliffe's What If faltered as it expanded wide and earned just under $1 million. Next week it's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and the teen melodrama If I Stay as August looks to go out on kind of a whimper.