A very sleepy weekend for this holiday weekend, as it usually is for Labor Day. Even though it's a holiday, studios never bother with releasing big movies over the unofficial last weekend of the summer. Guardians of the Galaxy repeated at No. 1 with $16 million, while Ninja Turtles was second with $11 million, and last week's teen melodrama If I Stay, came in third with $9 million, which is pretty decent, as the $15 million dollar drama has earned more than $32 million so far.
The cheap horror movie As Above, So Below came in fourth with $8 million, but as always with these found footage flicks, it already made back its entire budget on opening weekend, so it's already considered a hit. Let's Be Cops rounded out the top five, but this weekend did see the re-release of 1984's Ghostbusters for its 30th anniversary, which earned $2 million on 784 screens for the long weekend. The other wide release, Pierce Brosnan's The November Man, didn't do much, opening on Wednesday and making just $7 million over the three day frame, and $10 million total.
- Guardians of the Galaxy- $16.3 million
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- $11.7 million
- If It Stay- $9.3 million
- As Above, So Below- $8.3 milion
- Let's Be Cops- $8.2 million
In long term news, The Hundred Foot Journey is holding pretty well for older audiences, heading to a $50 million gross, while Guardians is now officially the top earner of 2014 so far and will certainly cross $300 million in the coming weeks. I bet it stays that way until the next Hunger Games movies comes out too. Next weekend is another boring one, with just one new release, The Identical, opening, along with a re-issue of Forrest Gump for its 20th anniversary.