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.
In at number 1 is Guardians of the Galaxy with $10.1 million. After becoming the highest grossing movie of the year, one could say that Guardians had achieved all it could. Guess again.
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.]