September 2, 2014 7:48 am
Updated: September 2, 2014 8:24 am

‘Guardians’ conquers long weekend box office

A scene from 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'


LOS ANGELES – The intergalactic misfits of Guardians of the Galaxy are the summer’s box-office superheroes.

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The cosmic romp topped the Labour Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million — its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago, according to studio estimates Monday. With North American ticket sales of more than $280 million so far, Guardians is also the summer’s — and the year’s — top-grossing film to date domestically.

The top movies over the lacklustre Labour Day holiday were the same as the previous weekend. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles followed Guardians with $15.7 million, while the young-adult drama, If I Stay took third place with $11.6 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Let’s Be Cops ($10.5 million), newly-opened thriller As Above, So Below ($10.3 million), The November Man ($10.2 million), When the Game Stands Tall ($8 million), The Giver ($6.9 million), The Hundred-Foot Journey ($6.3 million), The Expendables 3 ($4.5 million).


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