Not a whole lot to say about the box office this week, as Guardians of the Galaxy came in at No. 1 with just $10 million to show for it. It nears closer to the $300 million mark, while the new release this weekend, the faith-based The Identical, flopped with just under $2 million. The rest is holdovers, as these really are the dog days of box office, with no exciting new releases on the horizon. Basically, there are plans for two seasons at the movies during the year- summer blockbuster season and Oscar season. Oscar season hasn't quite kicked off yet, with a lot of the films premiering at the early festivals right now, and blockbuster season is pretty much over and done with at this point.
Maybe the international box office is more interesting right now, as we try to see all these various movies will end up. Guardians already has $586 million worldwide, which surpasses the first time entries of all the other Marvel franchises, so that continues to exceed expectations. The rest of the top five were filled out by the Ninja Turtles, If I Stay, Let's Be Cops and The November Man, all of which came in with under $7 million for the weekend.
- Guardians of the Galaxy- $10.2 million
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- $6.5 million
- If I Stay- $5.8 million
- Let's Be Cops- $5.4 million
- The November Man- $4.2 million
In the limited release release movies, Boyhood has now passed $20 million with more to go, a big success for the independent film looking to hang on all through Oscar season. Next week it's another slow one, with just Dolphin Tale 2, the Idris Elba thriller No Good Deed, and the arthouse indie The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.