‘Guardians’ Retake Weekend, Top U.S. Summer B.O.


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy not only rebounded to reclaim the top spot at the box office this weekend, it also has become the top-grossing movie of the summer.

In its fourth weekend, the comics-inspired space romp earned $17 million in ticket sales at the domestic box office, bringing its domestic total to $251 million. That moves it past the $243 million domestic haul for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Both films have done well overseas, but the robots in disguise are in the clear lead overall with $821 million in ticket sales for a $1.1 billion total; Guardians has earned $237 million overseas for a $489 million total.

Dropping to second place after two weeks in the top spot is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which posted a $16.8 million weekend. The heroes in a half-shell have earned $145 million domestic and $93 million foreign for a $238 million worldwide total.

In an otherwise light weekend for animation and VFX releases, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For disappointed with an eighth-place opening on $6.5 million in domestic ticket sales. The second film adapting Frank Miller’s noir comics series — the first came out in 2005 — also received weak reviews.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sold $1.1 million in domestic tickets this weekend, bringing its total to $203 million domestic. Its foreign take of $350 million puts it at $554 million worldwide.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy