We have our first summer movie threepeat at the box office, but it's a film that has been out for more than a month. In fact, the weekend as a whole was one of the slowest in a decade.
With only one new release to speak of this weekend, Guardians was free to keep the train rolling...and roll it did. So far, the film has grossed $294 million domestic and $586 million worldwide.
Holding tight at number 2 this weekend is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with $6.5 million. The film has tallied a strong $174 million domestic and $300 million worldwide.
The number 3 film is If I Stay with $5.7 million. The film jumped up to the third spot but that isn't saying much given how slow the weekend was. Either way, If I Stay has grossed $39 million after three weeks.
Let's Be Cops comes in at number 4 with $5.4 million. Like If I Stay, Let's Be Cops saw some upward momentum but no positive financials. The R-rated buddy cop comedy has grossed $66 million.
Rounding out the top 5 is The November Man with $4.2 million. The good news is the Pierce Brosnan action flick moved up a spot, but the bad news it lost about half its audience from last weekend. With only $17 million after two weeks, James Bond might want to hang up his handguns.
In at number 6 is As Above/So Below with $3.72 million. No surprise, the horror flick saw a pretty significant drop off from last weekend, but that's even more drastic given how poorly the film opened. As Above/So Below has grossed $15 million.
When the Game Stands Tall is the number 7 film this weekend with $3.7 million. Now at $23 million, this inspirational sports film has done fine (not outstanding or remarkable) numbers, all things considered.
The number 8 film is The Giver with $3.5 million. The YA adaptation has earned $37 million after four weeks.
Coming in at number 9 is The Hundred-Foot Journey with $3.2 million. It might not have had the marketing budgets of some of these other films, but this Helen Mirren-led film has done really well for itself. The Hundred-Foot Journey has grossed $45 million after five weeks.
Rounding out the top 10 is Lucy with $1.95 million. After 7 weeks in the top 10, this Luc Besson-directed film has grossed $121 million.
Outside the top 10: this weekend's only new release, The Identical, couldn't muster more than $1.91 million in its opening weekend. Films with religious themes tend to over perform (especially on slow weekends), but that was not the case here.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, September 8th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo