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'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.

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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.

The R-rated sequel "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" bombed spectacularly in its debut, taking in just $6.4 million and winding up in eighth place. The weekend's third wide opener, Sony TriStar's high school football drama "When the Game Stands Tall," brought in $9 million for fifth, behind Fox's raunchy comedy "Let's Be Cops" at $11 million. Read more

Rank
Title
Weekend Gross
Cumulative Gross
# Of Theaters
Avg. Per Theater
Weeks Released
1
$22.2M
$280.5M
3462
$6.4K
6
3
$11.6M
$32.2M
3003
$3.9K
3
4
$10.6M
$59.7M
3010
$3.5K
4
5
$10.3M
$10.3M
2640
$3.9K
2
0
The November Man
$0K
$0K
0
$0K
1
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