'Guardians of the Galaxy' continues assault on U.S. box office

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Posted: Sep 07, 2014 12:32 PM

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Guardians of the Galaxy," already the biggest film of the year, continued its improbable assault on the box office, collecting $10.2 million to lead all films after a month in theaters.

Featuring a cast of misfit super heroes that includes a machinegun-toting raccoon, "Guardians" leapt from the pages of Marvel Comics to total $295 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" was second with $6.5 million in ticket sales for the three days from Friday through Sunday on a relatively slow post-holiday weekend. "If I Stay" was third with sales of $5.8 million, according to the box office tracking site Rentrak.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" was distributed by Walt Disney. Viacom's Paramount Pictures released "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." "If I Stay" was distributed by Time Warner's Warner Brothers studio.

(Reporting by Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)