Guardians of the Galaxy landed on top of the box office again this weekend, after beating out all the new releases, and it's also crossed $252 million domestically, passing Transformers to become the biggest film of the year, and the third biggest worldwide. Another huge success for Marvel, leaving them no excuse not to kickstart a female superhero franchise (clearly they can market any obscure property they want, if that's what they're worried about) but I'm not holding my breath.
Meanwhile, the Chloe Grace Moretz starring teen novel adaptation, If I Stay, grossed $16 million for the third spot, right behind the Ninja Turtles movie, and Sin City 2 turned into one of the biggest bombs of the year, coming in with a really embarrassing $6.4 million, not even cracking the top ten. Wow. Clearly there was almost no interest in a sequel to that ten year old flick- guess it's curtains for any more Sin City's. Let's Be Cops and When the Game Stands Tall (a new release sports movie from Tri-Star- did anyone see any advertizing for that? I've never even heard if it) rounded out the top five.
- Guardians of the Galaxy- $17.6 million
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- $16.8 million
- If I Stay- $16.4 million
- Let's Be Cops- $11 million
- When the Game Stands Tall- $9 million
The only new limited release this weekend was the indie Love is Strange, which did well in five locations, earning over $24k per screen, while Boyhood hit $16 million total and appears to be on its way to $25 million or so. The rest of the summer's going to be pretty quiet- all we have next week is Pierce Brosnan in The November Man, the cheap horror film As Above, So Below, and an animated film called The Congress, from Ari Folman, director of Waltz With Bashir.