Guardians reigns supreme for summer and year to date

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is finishing the summer as the No. 1 movie of the season and the entire year, to date, in North America. 
It’s expected to gross an estimated $16 million through today with Labor Day the official end of the summer movie season for Hollywood. It has grossed an estimated $547.7 million globally, Rentrak reports. 
Here are the early estimates for the weekend (minus Monday) courtesy of Rentrak:
1. “Guardians of the Galaxy” —  $16,313,000, bringing its total in North America to $274,600,000.
2. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” — $11,750,000, for $162,405,980 to date. 
3. “If I Stay” — $9,260,000, or $29,821,521 since release. 
4. “As Above, So Below” — $8,342,400.
5. “Let’s Be Cops” — $8,200,000, making for $57,321,521 so far. 
6. “The November Man” — $7,660,000 for the weekend, bringing its total since its Wednesday arrival to $9,351,474.
7. “When the Game Stands Tall” — $5,650,000, or $16,320,092 to date. 
8. “The Giver” — $5,253,000, bumping its gross to $31,525,650.
9. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” — $4,603,000, nudging it to $39,400,000.
10. “The Expendables 3” — $3,500,000, for $33,139,049 so far. 
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Rentrak, also reports:  “The 30th anniversary of ‘Ghostbusters’ hit 784 theaters this weekend and scared up a nostalgic $1.65 million. 
“Rentrak/Screen Engine’s PostTrak survey showed that 65 percent of the moviegoers for the comedy classic were over 25 years old and 60 percent were male.  The film also scored an enthusiastic 4 out of 5 stars on the PostTrak likability index.”Ghostbustersblog831

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