Marvel’s hit space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy returned to win the domestic box office race in its fourth week of release, overthrowing the oversized amphibians from the top spot
Guardians, which also became the highest-grossing movie of the summer, sold $17.6 million worth of tickets at the United States and Canadian theatres for three days starting on Friday. Turtles took in $16.8 million in its third weekend to take second place. If I Stay, a film about a 17-year-old in coma and clinging to life, ranked third with $16.4 million.
But Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the new, stylised sequel to the 2005 film based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel series, landed in a distant No. 8 spot with just $6.5 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, which features a machine gun-shooting raccoon and other extraterrestrial misfits, has collected $252 million since opening on August 1, making it the summer’s biggest box-office hit, according to Rentrak. In doing so, it has surpassed Transformers: Age of Extinction.