Guardians of the Galaxy continued its box-office dominance, as it took in $17.6 million to beat out newcomers If I Stay (#3, $16.3 million), When The Game Stands Tall (#5, $9 million), and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (#8, $6.47 million).
The weekend’s biggest surprise was the tepid box-office numbers for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Although the film continues the film noir, gritty graphic novel spirit of Sin City, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez didn’t strike oil the second time around. A huge reason for the film’s tepid reception is that sometimes absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder (Sin City came out in 2005), and audience members have apparently moved on (or will just wait when the movie hits digital, DVD, & Blu-ray).
I actually loved Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and hope it gets a fair shake down the road. Here’s the top 10:
- Guardians of the Galaxy – Groot, Star-Lord, and his buddies collect even more dough for Marvel, as the flick made $17.63 million.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $16.8 million
- If I Stay – Chloë Grace Moretz tearjerker does a solid $16.35 in its first weekend.
- Let’s Be Cops – Budgeted at $17 million, Let’s Be Cops is a sleeper hit with a $45.25 domestic haul. This weekend, it turned in $11 million.
- When the Game Stands Tall – Football film starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Chiklis debuts with $9 million.
- The Giver– $6.73 million
- The Expendables 3 – The third time wasn’t the charm. A $6.6 million showing in its second weekend is, for lack of a better word, expendable.
- Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – She may be worth killing for, but is she worth watching? A poor showing of $6.47 million proves otherwise.
- The Hundred-Foot Journey – $5.56 million
- Into the Storm – $3.8 million