'Guardians of the Galaxy' steals weekend to become
summer's No. 1 box office hit
By Todd Cunningham, TheWrap
In what amounted to a box office victory lap, "Guardians of the Galaxy" beat out three newcomers
to win the weekend and in the process became the summer's highest-grossing
domestic movie with nearly $252 million.
Disney's Marvel superhero space romp took in $17.6 million over the three
days to return to No. 1 nearly a month after its opening. "If I Stay," the teen tearjerker starring Chloe Moretz, opened to $16.5
million and was in a close race for second with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," which has held the
top spot for the past two weekends.