BOX OFFICE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Reclaims First & SIN CITY 2 Bombs

What's the lesson from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For? It's probably not a good idea to wait nine years to make a sequel, as interest in it is likely to wane. On a positive note, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is back on top at the North American box office.

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By nailbiter111 - 8/23/2014

The Friday numbers are rolling in from the North American box office and it looks like Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will reclaim first. It had spent the past few weeks behind Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The James Gunn-directed comic book movie will finish up the weekend with $17.2M to $17.6M. The previous box office champ, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is in a dogfight for second place aganst the newcomer, If I Stay.  Both films are expected to finish up somewhere around $15.2M to $16.5M.

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is having an awful weekend. And that might be putting it nice. The sequel to the 2005 film was initially expected to make at least $15 million in its opening weekend, but after a rough Thursday expectation were taken down to $10 million. Apparently that figure wasn't low enough. It'll finish in sixth place with a meager $6M to $7M. The original had a $29 million weekend and finished up with $74 million. It cost $40 million to make the first film and it cost $60M to $70M to make the sequel. By the way, I know how much Sin City 3 will cost. Answer: nothing! Because there won't be one.

1). Guardians of the Galaxy (DIS), 3,371 theaters (-326) / $4.7M to $4.9M Fri.
3-day cume: $17.2M to $17.6M / Total cume: $252M / Wk 4

2/3). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PAR), 3,864 theaters (-116) / $4.3M to $4.5M Friday / 3-day est. cume: $15.2M to $16.2M / Total est. cume: $145M / Wk 3

If I Stay (WB), 2,907 theaters / $6.3M to $6.7M Fri.
3-day cume: $15.5M to $16.5M / Wk 1

4/5). Let’s Be Cops (FOX), 3,140 theaters (+46) / $3.1M Fri.
3-day cume: $9.7M to $10.3M (-45%) / Total cume: $44M / Wk 2

When the Game Stands Tall (SONY), 2,673 theaters / $2.8M to $3.1M Fri.
3-day cume: $8M to $10M / Wk 1

6). Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (TWC), 2,894 theaters / $2.6M Fri.
3-day cume: $6M to $7M / Wk 1

7). The Giver (TWC), 3,003 theaters (0) / $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $6M (-48%) / Total cume: $23.8M / Wk 2

8). The Expendables 3 (LGF), 3,221 theaters (0) / $1.8M to $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.6M to $5.9M (-66%) / Total cume: $26M to $27M / Wk 2

9). The Hundred-Foot Journey (DIS), 1,944 theaters (-99) / $1.5M to $1.7M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.5M to $6M (-23%) / Total cume: $32.7M / Wk 3

10). Into The Storm (WB), 2,375 theaters (-1,059) / $1.1M Fri.
3-day cume: $4M+ / Total cume: $38.6M / Wk 3

 

Source: Deadline
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ScottMontgomery - 8/23/2014, 2:02 AM
Boo! I hoped Sin City would do well, but I kinda assumed it wouldn't. Guess we gotta wait another 9 years for the third film
0ptimusCrime - 8/23/2014, 2:03 AM
Guardians and Turtles deserve every penny they get.
watching them both for the second time this weekend.
charlie2094 - 8/23/2014, 2:07 AM
Assumed Sin City wouldn't do so well, been far too long and doesn't look as good.

Great to see Guardians back in first, it's what happens when you make a great film which will create good word of mouth, it has legs. Didn't expect it to do quite as well as it has done so seeing it continue to go strongly is good.
TheRealUltron - 8/23/2014, 2:07 AM
These are good news! "Guardians of the Galaxy" hands down the best movie this year, at least for me! I loved it so much!

I've updated once again my Top 30 CBM's and I must say that I'm so happy that Guardians is on my third spot. Check it out:

30. Dredd
29. Kick-Ass
28. Batman Returns
27. Hellboy
26. Watchmen
25. Man Of Steel
24. Superman
23. Iron Man 2
22. The Wolverine
21. Spider-Man
20. Batman (1989)
19. X-Men
18. The Incredible Hulk
17. Thor
16. Hellboy 2
15. Superman 2
14. X-Men: First Class
13. Thor: The Dark World
12. Captain America: The First Avenger
11. X-Men 2
10. The Dark Knight Rises
9. Batman Begins
8. Iron Man 3
7. Spider-Man 2
6. Iron Man
5. X-Men: Days Of Future Past
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
3. Guardians Of The Galaxy
2. The Dark Knight
1. The Avengers
19001560 - 8/23/2014, 2:09 AM
And then they said "dark and gritty movies are always better than comedy movies"
Orehrepus - 8/23/2014, 2:11 AM
Expendables is unexpectedly weak. It's beaten by The Giver, which is, if I'm not mistaken, a sci-fi drama, which is a hard genre to be successful.
Maxi91291 - 8/23/2014, 2:14 AM
@19001560

You forgot realistic
TheDudeRusty - 8/23/2014, 2:16 AM
GOTG has prevailed against numerous new films, that's quite surprising. Sin City is not as good as the first, doesn't have the usual support of a sequel aince it came after a decade and doesn't have any jokes for the GA to enjoy.
TheDudeRusty - 8/23/2014, 2:17 AM
@Orehrepus
It's a dystopian film, in the vein of Hunger Games and Divergent.
CaptainRogers84 - 8/23/2014, 2:20 AM
I was gonna go see both films, GotG and Sin City 2...but now Im not so sure about Sin City 2...I might just hold off on that one... maybe I'll just see GotG twice today.
novaprime - 8/23/2014, 2:20 AM
sad for sincity 2 I liked it!!
loki668 - 8/23/2014, 2:22 AM
Maybe this will deflate some of Miller's ego and he'll start acting like a normal human being again.

Getting stomped by Guardians and Turtles SHOULD accomplish that.
loki668 - 8/23/2014, 2:24 AM
Well it's official: GOTG has legs!! Apparently, those legs were long enough to run down the Turtles AND bitch-slap Sin City 2 before it could get out of the gate.



MatTaylorX - 8/23/2014, 2:25 AM
Guardians deserves it. TMNT certainly does not.
loki668 - 8/23/2014, 2:31 AM
What a dinner!!!


Turtle soup followed up with Frank Miller's serving of "humble pie"!!
RebelVulcan - 8/23/2014, 2:31 AM
@loki668- Sadly, I think it's too late to even try and deflate Miller's head.
On a side note, Frank Miller's head could cameo as Ego the Living Planet in GOTG 2. It's THAT large.
novaprime - 8/23/2014, 2:32 AM
my top 25 fav cbms of all time
1. Avengers
2. cap tws and the dk
3. spiderman 2
4. man of steel
5. watchmen
6. blade 2
7. the incredible hulk
8. thor
9. guardians of the galaxy
10 ironman
11 xmen 1st class
12. x men dop
13. batman begins
14. the dark knight rises
15. spiderman
16. blade
17. captain america
18. blade
19. kickass
20. sincity
21. the wolverine
22. thor 2
23. v for vendetta
24. constantine
25. 300
26. the amazing spiderman 2
27. the amazing spiderman
28. x men 2
29. punisher warzone
30. ironman 2
BatManiac - 8/23/2014, 2:32 AM
GOTG is the best move of the year!
It deserves every penny it makes!
novaprime - 8/23/2014, 2:32 AM
sorry imean my top 30
Mike89 - 8/23/2014, 2:36 AM
GOTG deserves every penny it gets.
MakluIV - 8/23/2014, 2:37 AM
I knew it would be successful, but #1 in it's 4th week? That's Marvelous!
RebelVulcan - 8/23/2014, 2:39 AM
@MaklulV- Ba-dum tish!
loki668 - 8/23/2014, 2:41 AM
@RebelVulcan

THAT'S the best casting suggestion that I've heard in some time!!!

He has grown rather full of himself, hasn't he? Oh well, his reality check is getting cashed, as we speak!!
CaptainRogers84 - 8/23/2014, 2:42 AM
GotG deserves my penny the most so I'll go see it again for the 4th or 5th time today :p
CherryBomb - 8/23/2014, 2:47 AM
I really want Sin City to do well!
I don't think the marketing has been good at all.
Robe - 8/23/2014, 2:53 AM
Maybe the public is fed up with dark and gritty?
JoJo1982 - 8/23/2014, 2:54 AM
What happen to the user Alien, lol
He ain't going to like this....
Also gotg doesn't have anymore competition till Sept. 12th!!!
loki668 - 8/23/2014, 2:57 AM
@CherryBomb


I think the main lesson pulled from this is: Frank Miller is NOT very successful with film sequels. That, and I think that his "style" is becoming repetitive (like Tim Burton). He's done a lot of great work but his egotism is causing me to enjoy this just a wee bit!!!
Satanistpanther - 8/23/2014, 2:58 AM
Boo !!! So much for those [frick]ed up Ninja Turtles. ,,
JoJo1982 - 8/23/2014, 3:01 AM
Lol Frank Miller should of learned his lesson after The Spirit movie
grif - 8/23/2014, 3:02 AM
ex3 is awesome. i recommend it. cant wait for the bluray
Mercwitham0uth - 8/23/2014, 3:04 AM
"It's probably not a good idea to wait nine years to make a sequel, as interest in it is likely to wane."

^This.

I was excited when they announced a sequel was coming. But as the years went by I just stopped giving a shit. I'll wait for it to hit netflix.
MrNiklander - 8/23/2014, 3:05 AM
Sad news for Sin City 2 now I feel like shit
Stubner - 8/23/2014, 3:14 AM
You would think that after NINE years the first Sin City film would have an even bigger following now with a new generation.


I saw, I enjoyed it. The first one came out when I was was in twelfth grade so why isn't the high school crowd of 2014 racing to the theaters like we did in 2005? Especially now since there's another film to watch to get ready for the sequel?

I really don't get it. Shame.
CherryBomb - 8/23/2014, 3:20 AM
@loki

I haven't seen any reviews criticise the style and look of the film, they've all praised it! I just think they should've marketed the film as though it was more of a new movie rather than a straight out sequel. Because it has been 9 years and audiences don't remember the first all too well.

But I do think the style is growing tiresome, with 300 too and like you said, similarities to Tim Burton's movies.
Kyos - 8/23/2014, 3:20 AM
I loved the first Sin City, but nothing I've seen of the sequel really made me that interested in the movie. Nevertheless I wouldn't have wanted for it to crash that hard, if only because I like a lot of the actors involved. :(

Aside from that: yay Guardians! In 5 days this wonderful movie finally opens here in Germany, and I'm looking forward to watching it again. How are the international BO numbers doing anyways?
2gold - 8/23/2014, 3:21 AM
I still think If I Stay will end up #1 with a strong Saturday and Sunday but the fact Guardians even might reclaim the top spot is fantastic! I hoped it would do well but in my highest expectations I never thought it would be the #1 movie in the US for the year. I doubt it holds off Hunger Games or The Hobbit but WOW, way to handle business being at the top as Summer closes!
DrKinsolving - 8/23/2014, 3:46 AM
Alien - 8/23/2014, 3:50 AM
Bl00dwerK - 8/23/2014, 4:03 AM
I guess more people than just me thought the first Sin City was shit...
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