Even though it will be hard to duplicate the numbers of the original, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" looks like it's in excellent position to top the box office this weekend, likely knocking "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" out of the number one spot in the process. Also hitting theaters this weekend will be "If I Stay," a drama starring Chloe Moretz that takes aim at teen audiences.
With "The Expendables 3" struggling to find action audiences, both "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" had strong overall weekends, holding on to the top two spots at the box office despite plenty of new competition. As "The Expendables 3" opened to just $16 million, R-rated comedy "Let's Be Cops" finished the weekend as the number one new release.
In another weekend packed with action titles, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" looks to be in good position to hold off star-studded "The Expendables 3" and keep its spot as the number one box office draw in the U.S. Also getting launched this weekend will be "Let's Be Cops," an R-rated action-comedy that hit theaters on Wednesday hoping to get a jump start on the weekend.
Despite heavy competition from "Guardians of the Galaxy," reboot "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" had no problem reaching the top of the box office charts with a decent $65 million opening this weekend. Meanwhile, "Into the Storm" put together a strong opening of $18 million and "The Hundred-Foot Journey" earned a steady $11 million during a limited release.
Even with plenty of fresh competition, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is still in great position to hold on to its number one spot at the box office, likely topping the latest rehash of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in the process. Also hitting theaters this weekend will be PG-13 thriller "Into the Storm," Disney's family-friendly drama "The Hundred-Foot Journey" and music drama "Step Up All In."
With far and away the biggest August opening in history and one of the top weekends of the year as well, "Guardians and the Galaxy" looks like an even more impressive hit than anticipated, as the latest Marvel-Disney release should do very well in theaters throughout the rest of the summer.
Hitting 3,800 theaters and riding plenty of positive critical buzz, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is in great position to continue the box office success of the Marvel Universe. As "Guardians" easily takes over the top slot, it should also be a good weekend for "Lucy" to show whether or not it's a one-weekend wonder, while "Hercules" also hopes to avoid a major drop.
In a weekend with a few different wide releases, Scarlett Johansson-starring thriller "Lucy" had no problem finding its intended audience, giving it one of the biggest R-rated openings of the year and knocking "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" out of the top box office slot. With "Lucy" putting together strong opening figures, Brett Ratner's "Hercules" posted just $29 million in opening revenue.
With multiple mainstream movies aiming at action audiences this weekend, newcomers "Lucy" and "Hercules" will have somewhat limited upside heading into their openings, though both are also in position to potentially top the box office charts as they receive releases of more than 3,000 theaters.