Box Office Report
Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy held on to first place at the US box office for the fourth week running, while the only notable new entry came in at a lowly twelfth.
This weeks top five contained no new entries, nor did the top ten for that matter, as Guardians of The Galaxy kept the money men at Marvel extremely happy. Guardians took another $10.3 million this past weekend and bumped its domestic total up to $294.7 million. Guardians is now on course to finish as the third highest grossing Marvel film so far, and will soon take over Iron Man and Iron Man 2's totals to finish behind Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Assemble.
The success of Guardians cannot be underestimated at all. It has scored higher than the other three major superhero films that were released this year in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past. These films all had an inbuilt fanbase and had characters that had been on our screens for several years now, but have not had the same kind of breakout success that Guardians has.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continued to defy its critics and took in another $6.5 million, which takes the films domestic total to $174.6 million. The film will likely add to its worldwide total in the coming months, as it has yet to open in several international territories including the UK.
Lets Be Cops rose two places to third with another $5.5 million in the bank. This takes the comedy caper to a solid $66.7 million domestically. If I Stay fell one place to fourth in the films third week of release, and also pulled in $5.5 million. The November Man rounded out this weeks top five, and managed to finish one place higher than last weekend while earning a further $4.3 million in its second week at the cinema.
Meanwhile, Ghostbusters has been re-released for one week only in the States and managed to earn $590,582 this weekend, and finish in eighteenth place. Clearly the appeal of this 80's classic still remains.
Source: Box Office Mojo