Monday Box Office Report – Let's rather not go back to Sin City

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Bombing massively, the Sin City sequel failed to capture any slice of the box office, settling in for an eighth place debut with $6.4 million taken in domestic ticket sales. That’s a massive fall from the first film, which hit theaters nine years ago and made $29.1 million. And that’s a terrible total that has inflation and higher 3D ticket prices still added to it.

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This of course has allowed Guardians Of The Galaxy to retake the number one spot, while If I Stay opened to solid numbers, along the lines of over $16 million. Here’s how everyone else did at the North American box office:

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy – $17.6 Million
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $16.8 Million
  • If I Stay – $16.3 Million
  • Let’s Be Cops – $11 Million
  • When The Game Stands Tall – $9 Million
  • The Giver – $6.7 Million
  • The Expendables 3 – $6.6 Million
  • Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – $6.4 Million
  • The Hundred Foot Journey – $5.5 Million
  • Into The Storm – $3.8 Million

Top ten departures this week include Lucy, Step Up All In and Hercules. Brett Ratner’s re-imagining of the demi-god made a poor $150 million worldwide, while Lucy was far more profitable, raking in over $240 million internationally and giving Luc Besson a much needed hit film. Step Up All In closed a three week run with a lacklustre international take of over $67 million, down from Step Up Revolution which managed to bust out over $140 million in 2012.

Last Updated: August 25, 2014

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