NEW YORK (AP) — “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” held off the weekend’s new releases as the summer movie-going season began to draw to a close.
“Guardians,” the Disney-distributed, Marvel-produced space adventure, retook the top spot with $17.2 million in its fourth week of release, according to final box-office figures Monday. That topped new releases including the teenage tearjerker “If I Stay” ($15.7 million), the football drama “When the Game Stands Tall” ($8.3 million) and the neo noir sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (a disappointing $6.4 million).
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:
1. “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Disney, $17,202,212, 3,371 locations, $5,103 average, $251,456,069, 4 weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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