Movie Roundup: Guardians of the Galaxy Comes Back Up Top and Becomes Highest-Grossing for the Summer

Written by Wendy L  |  25. August 2014

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has been out in theaters for four weeks, but that didn’t stop it from making its way back up to the top spot at the weekend box office.  It has had such strong staying power that it surpassed ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ for the title of the highest-grossing movie of the Summer at the domestic box office.

This weekend, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ reigned the box office with an additional $17.6 million. The film has grossed $251.9 million.

New release ‘If I Stay,’ about a young woman’s life changing drastically after she’s involved in a terrible car accident, was neck and neck with ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ But it was TMNT that held second place at the weekend box office with $16.8 million. ‘If I Stay’ took in $16.4 million.

Other new release ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ fell short, only taking in $6.5 million on debut. It has been nine years since the original ‘Sin City,’ so there was much to overcome as a sequel. ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ took eighth place at the weekend box office.

With Labor Day weekend approaching, those looking to hit the movie theaters have more to look forward to, on top of the other films with strong staying power.

New Movie Releases This Week: August 29, 2014

For those looking for a horror thriller:

  • As Above, So Below (R)
    Stars: Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Perdita Weeks
    A team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris and uncover the dark secrets that lies within this city of the dead.

For those looking for a sci-fi drama flick:

  • The Congress
    Cast: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee
    When an aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, she faces consequences that affect her in ways she didn’t consider.

For those looking for a comedy:

  • Life of Crime (R)
    Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Boone Junior, Kevin Cannon, Julie E. Davis
    Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying a $1 million ransom for her safe return.

  • Last Weekend
    Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Booth, Joseph Cross, Chris Mulkey
    When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.

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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