If I Stay and As Above, So Below help round out the box-office
This summer was a disappointment overall, not with the films provided, but with ticket sales. The summer of 2014 saw the lowest ticket sales in fifteen years according to estimates, and this final weekend didn’t do anything to change that.
Compared to last year sales were down 15%, the only two films to break $300 million this summer were “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” a bleak return for many films. Not surprisingly ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ was the number one movie again this week domestically, bringing in another $16.3 million for Disney. At number two was “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” from Paramount with $11.8 in sales across the nation.
The next two films couldn’t topple Guardians or Turtles but they did surprisingly well overall. At number three was the film starring Chloe Grace Moretz “If I Stay,” with $9.3 million this weekend for Warner Bros., bringing the domestic total for that film to just under $30 million. The number four film at the box-office was the thriller “As Above, So Below” from Universal, which opened this week, that film earned $8.3 million at the box-office.
Rounding out the top-five is the comedy from 20th Century Fox “Let’s Be Cops,” that film took in $8.2 million with a running total of $57.3 million to-date.