'Guardians' lands $10.4 million at box office

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Posted: Sep 08, 2014 5:12 PM

"Guardians of the Galaxy" keeps orbiting the top spot at the box office.

For the fourth weekend, the cosmic Marvel action-adventure landed in first place, collecting $10.4 million and bringing its total domestic haul to $294.8 million in its sixth week of release.

"Guardians," which stars Chris Pratt as the intergalactic mercenary Peter "Star-Lord" Quill, has been at No. 1 for three weeks in a row.

In its fifth week, Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" came in second with $6.5 million. The box office total for the heroes-on-the-half-shell reboot now stands at $174.7 million.

The Fox comedy "Let's Be Cops" starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson slid into third place with $5.6 million, bringing its total to $66.8 million after four weeks at theaters.

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The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:

1. "Guardians of the Galaxy," Disney, $10,357,345, 3,221 locations, $3,216 average, $294,765,199, 6 weeks.

2. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Paramount, $6,506,688, 3,273 locations, $1,988 average, $174,653,217, 5 weeks.

3. "Let's Be Cops," 20th Century Fox, $5,568,871, 2,932 locations, $1,899 average, $66,766,954, 4 weeks.

4. "If I Stay," Warner Bros., $5,555,244, 3,157 locations, $1,760 average, $39,468,624, 3 weeks.

5. "The November Man," Relativity Media, $4,307,680, 2,776 locations, $1,552 average, $17,978,019, 2 weeks.

6. "As Above, So Below," Universal, $3,854,425, 2,650 locations, $1,454 average, $15,707,170, 2 weeks.

7. "The Giver," The Weinstein Company, $3,421,064, 2,576 locations, $1,328 average, $37,665,059, 4 weeks.

8. "When the Game Stands Tall," Sony, $3,410,019, 2,766 locations, $1,233 average, $23,200,735, 3 weeks.

9. "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Disney, $3,146,462, 2,167 locations, $1,452 average, $45,614,544, 5 weeks.

10. "Lucy," Universal, $1,955,570, 1,171 locations, $1,670 average, $121,212,955, 7 weeks.

11. "The Expendables 3," Lionsgate, $1,822,039, 1,978 locations, $921 average, $36,719,858, 4 weeks.

12. "The Identical," Freestyle Releasing, $1,587,137, 1,956 locations, $811 average, $1,587,137, 1 week.

13. "Into The Storm," Warner Bros., $1,467,371, 1,345 locations, $1,091 average, $44,569,242, 5 weeks.

14. "Boyhood," IFC Films, $1,152,559, 775 locations, $1,487 average, $20,474,336, 9 weeks.

15. "Cantinflas," Lionsgate, $1,064,752, 429 locations, $2,482 average, $4,791,597, 2 weeks.

16. "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," The Weinstein Company, $691,410, 1,204 locations, $574 average, $12,908,297, 3 weeks.

17. "Magic in the Moonlight," Sony Pictures Classics, $631,060, 530 locations, $1,191 average, $9,182,507, 7 weeks.

18. "Ghostbusters," Sony, $590,582, 708 locations, $834 average, $224,379,133, 1579 weeks.

19. "A Most Wanted Man," Roadside Attractions, $573,563, 421 locations, $1,362 average, $15,920,652, 7 weeks.

20. "How To Train Your Dragon 2," 20th Century Fox, $543,504, 666 locations, $816 average, $174,725,162, 13 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.