'Guardians' Tops Box Office for the Summer, Year

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'Guardians' Tops Box Office for the Summer, Year


[caption id="attachment_180281" align="aligncenter" width="640"] This undated image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy". Guardians of the Galaxy became the summers top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama If I Stay.(AP Photo/Disney - Marvel, File)[/caption] LOS ANGELES (AP) "Guardians of the Galaxy" closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish. Marvel's Disney-distributed space adventure the top-grossing film of the year so far in North America added another $22.9 million to its coffers over Labor Day weekend. Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the Warner Bros. tear-jerker "If I Stay" claimed the second and third spots, just as they did the weekend prior. The new offerings, including the horror tale "As Above, So Below" and the thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, "The November Man," debuted in fifth and sixth, place respectively. 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, $22,906,851, 3,462 locations, $6,617 average, $281,204,119, 5 weeks. 2."Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Paramount, $15,622,005, 3,543 locations, $4,409 average, $166,277,985, 4 weeks. 3."If I Stay," Warner Bros., $11,768,220, 3,003 locations, $3,919 average, $32,330,502, 2 weeks. 4."Let's Be Cops," 20th Century Fox, $10,371,201, 3,010 locations, $3,446 average, $59,492,722, 3 weeks. 5."As Above, So Below," Universal, $10,284,110, 2,640 locations, $3,895 average, $10,284,110, 1 week. 6."The November Man," Relativity Media, $10,105,877, 2,776 locations, $3,640 average, $11,797,351, 1 week. 7."When The Game Stands Tall," Sony, $8,158,363, 2,673 locations, $3,052 average, $18,828,455, 2 weeks. …

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