Guardians of the Galaxy is officially back at #1 and should pass Captain America: The Winter Soldier as 2014's highest grossing movie any day now. It's also closing in on $500 million worldwide! Hit the jump for details on that and updates on a number of other recent releases...

Don't expect a third Sin City movie anytime soon as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opened with only $6.48 million this weekend, a fraction of what the last one earned. It's been a long time since the first movie and the interest in the franchise has clearly vanished during that period. Guardians of the Galaxy meanwhile is back at #1 this weekend - after four weeks of release no less - with an estimated $17.63 million, an amount which easily topped soppy teen flick If I Stay (that earned $16.36 million). The Marvel movie's domestic total now stands at $251.88 million, giving it a worldwide cume of $489.4 million. It should reach $500 million any day now and analysts expect it to near $300 million domestically, becoming the highest grossing movie of 2014 in the process. 

Now, a few other updates for you. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took $16.8 million this weekend, giviing it $145.61 million domestically and $238.8 million worldwide. That movie was produced by Michael Bay, but one that he directed - Transformers: Age of Extinction - has over $1.065 billion globally now. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has racked up over $557 million worldwide, while Hercules could make a dent in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's run as box office king as it's earned only $160.6 million globally. Which of these movies did you most enjoy this summer?

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DoubleD - 8/24/2014, 11:07 AM
SageMode - 8/24/2014, 11:07 AM
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DoubleD - 8/24/2014, 11:08 AM
Will be number 1 next weekend too
TeamCapCarter84 - 8/24/2014, 11:09 AM
Great job!
luffycapri - 8/24/2014, 11:10 AM
Its been almost two years since a movie has made 300 million or over 300 million
LexHairFight - 8/24/2014, 11:10 AM
Great achievement. It's interesting how well both TMNT & Guardians have done over August. They've had legs.
gambgel - 8/24/2014, 11:13 AM
if the number is about USA, that should be included on the tittle or at least the text right behind.

This way, the info is confusing and lead to a wrong interpretation. But this is not a proffesional site, right? so, its fine
DoubleD - 8/24/2014, 11:13 AM
ALegendaryPanda - 8/24/2014, 11:14 AM
Awesome news for Guardians!

Sin City on the other
Sipprelle - 8/24/2014, 11:14 AM
I thought it was a pretty good movie. Good shit.
EhMaybeSays - 8/24/2014, 11:15 AM
It will break into the Top 10 soon.
DoubleD - 8/24/2014, 11:16 AM
Plus waiting to open in China, Japan, Germany and a few others
kevberg - 8/24/2014, 11:16 AM
Hercules was A LOT better than expected.

Only thing that pissed me off was , because its the story of the PERCEPTION of hercules, that the Hydra scene was so short and disappointing.

But give Hercules a try , its actually a pretty solid flick. Didn't deserve to be shuffled under so fast.
ALmazing - 8/24/2014, 11:17 AM
Liverpool4life - 8/24/2014, 11:18 AM
It only dropped 29.8% from last weekend's total. Very impressive.
DoubleD - 8/24/2014, 11:19 AM
Did anyone even see Sin City
Ramiel - 8/24/2014, 11:21 AM
@luffycapri - 8/24/2014, 11:10 AM
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Its been almost two years since a movie has made 300 million or over 300 million

IM3, Frozen, and Catching Fire would like to have a work with you.
GizmoEl - 8/24/2014, 11:24 AM
I wonder why GotG isn't pulling high international numbers.. It's a great movie that, IMO, doesn't appeal to just a US audience. Most marvel movies have 30-40% of their total earnings from domestic viewers, but this movie doesn't follow that trend at all. Is it just because it hasn't opened in China?
EhMaybeSays - 8/24/2014, 11:26 AM
GOTG has little competition until October.
Prepping for the greatest CBM of all.
batz11 - 8/24/2014, 11:26 AM
The Rock seemed "off" to me as Hercules...the whole first half of the movie I was thinking how I'd rather be watching GotG, again...the ending was ok, but didn't think twice of it when it was over...
Grodd87 - 8/24/2014, 11:27 AM
I saw sin city give it 2.5 out of 5 stars not horrible not great would of rather saw it on netflix
charlie2094 - 8/24/2014, 11:28 AM

I'd say it's doing fine internationally, I mean it's only like $30 million behind Thor and still got several markets to open up in, should end up performing roughly the same.

Great to see Guardians back at 1, speaks about the quality and the word of mouth.
SageMode - 8/24/2014, 11:32 AM
GOTG still quite several international markets to open up in, including huge ones like Japan and China.
MarvelFan15 - 8/24/2014, 11:32 AM
Hopefully, when the actuals come in tomorrow and if people continue to see this movie today, Guardians of the Galaxy will have grossed $18M in its fourth weekend, which would be an extra $370,000 and enough to get on par with Iron Man 1's 4th weekend. So, I'm not gonna say anything to get people to do it. I'm just gonna hope people will do it without me posting.
MarvelFan15 - 8/24/2014, 11:33 AM
I'm predicting Guardians will hit $500M worldwide on Friday.
MarvelFan15 - 8/24/2014, 11:34 AM
I'm calling it now: Guardians of the Galaxy is destined to be Marvel's next worldwide billion dollar hit and the Academy Award winner for Best Visual Effects.
DoubleD - 8/24/2014, 11:35 AM
The Expendables 3 was good too.
EhMaybeSays - 8/24/2014, 11:35 AM
Billion dollar hit?
ALegendaryPanda - 8/24/2014, 11:35 AM

How the hell is it doing bad?
Lizardking310 - 8/24/2014, 11:38 AM
Sin City 2 was good id say 3.5/5... I think the fact that it's an R rated movie also hurt it's numbers my high school aged brother and his friends had to sneak into it too see. So another movie got their money... It wasn't being shown either at many times compared to guardians and turtles
EhMaybeSays - 8/24/2014, 11:39 AM
No, the CBM you're so butthurt about.
DoubleD - 8/24/2014, 11:40 AM
GizmoEl it hasn't open in China, Japan, Germany, and a few others. China will be another 100 million plus October 1
DoubleD - 8/24/2014, 11:42 AM
Turk - What you got in your hand
MarvelFan15 - 8/24/2014, 11:42 AM
Uh yeah, @TheDudeRusty.
Ipitythefool - 8/24/2014, 11:43 AM
@MarvelFan15 ... If you think that anyone on this site actually went to go see GOTG because YOU told them too then you need to get your god damn head examined.
Canary - 8/24/2014, 11:43 AM
Ha! TalkinSoft got banned.
BlackBolt72 - 8/24/2014, 11:45 AM
This is the first time I can remember that a film has lost the number one spot and regained it two weeks later. That is remarkable. Helps when the movies that were supposed to take off sank hard leaving little real competition except for the Turtles. Truly has staying power.
charlie2094 - 8/24/2014, 11:45 AM

Any movie would be hard pressed to make like $60 million in it's second weekend, no way it could've stayed at number 1. It's domestically outperforming even Winter Soldier and it's opening was way above Thor/Cap 1...doing brilliantly, already taken over Cap and Thor 1, will likely pass Iron Man too. It'll turn out to be Marvels biggest new franchise (not including Avengers).
ALegendaryPanda - 8/24/2014, 11:46 AM

First of all I read your entire comment, pal. Second of all, TMNT had a lot of hype on it's opening weekend so it was going to take #1 reagardless. Third and lastly, Guardians of the Galaxy just took #1 again on it's FOURTH weekend and it is now the highest grossing movie (domestically) of 2014.

I'd say Guardians is doing just fine.
quidom - 8/24/2014, 11:47 AM
Outstanding. The Universe has reset itself at last.
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