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Movie Roundup: Summer Box Office Slump Revived, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Takes in $94M

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After several months of slumping numbers at the box office, the start of August is faring much better. New releases like 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' ...

The start of August broke the trend of a summer box office slump.

New release ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ took in $94 million over the weekend and placed first at the box office. Together with the top 10 films, the box office saw $170 million, well ahead of the $118 million total the same weekend last year.

‘Lucy,’ which released last weekend and was the top runner got bumped to second place at the weekend box office, taking in $18.3 million.

Other new release, ‘Get on Up,’ a documentary of James Brown’s rise in the music industry took in $14 million to place third at the weekend box office.

‘Hercules,’ which debuted last weekend took in $10.7 million this weekend and placed fourth at the weekend box office.

Hopefully the momentum at the box office is here to stay, especially with other amazing new releases coming up!

New Movie Releases This Week: August 8, 2014

For those looking for an action/adventure family flick:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher
    Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

For those looking for an action thriller:

  • Into the Storm (PG-13)
    Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Richard Armitage, Jeremy Sumpter, Nathan Kress
    A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.

For those looking for a drama:

  • Step Up All In (PG-13)
    Cast: Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko
    All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

     
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)
    Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon
    The Kadam family clashes with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own nearby eatery, until undeniable chemistry causes the Madame to take gifted young chef Hassan under her wing.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

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