Worldwide box office: 'Guardians' still on track, 'Sin City 2' disappoints

AFP Relax News
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" grossed just $11.37 million worldwide during its opening weekend.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" reclaimed first place at the global box office for the weekend of August 24, according to Rentrak. Meanwhile, opening with only $11.37 million in worldwide revenues, Frank Miller's sequel seems destined to be a commercial failure.

The fiasco was particularly palpable at the US domestic box office, where "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" grossed a mere $6.5 million, compared to the original 2005 movie's $29.1 million opening. The debut is a bad sign for the sequel, which cost $70 million to make.

Released one month ago, "Guardians of the Galaxy" returned to the top spot at the worldwide box office this weekend with $38 million (including $17 million from the US), followed very closely by Luc Besson's "Lucy" with $37.5 million.

Next in the ranking are "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with $32 million and "The Expendables 3" with $23 million. The third film starring Sylvester Stallone and his posse has earned $65 million since its debut, falling short of the performance of the franchise's previous movies.

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" continues to coast on its momentum, taking in an additional $18 this weekend. The teen drama "If I Stay," starred by Chloë Grace Moretz, grossed $16.35 million.

Released only in China, "The Four 3" claimed $15 million in revenues during its first weekend in theaters, coming in just ahead of the disaster movie "Into the Storm" with its $12.6 million.