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Weekend box office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is huge success for Marvel

Marvel’s newest franchise “Guardians of the Galaxy” was—no surprise—the number one movie at the box office this weekend. With a $94 million debut, the film also had one of the highest opening weekends of any movie so far this year. “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a bit of a risk for Marvel—as most of the public aren’t familiar with the characters depicted in the sci-fi movie—but it paid off big time.

Chris Pratt as Peter Quill in "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Walt Disney Studios

Last weekend’s number one movie, “Lucy” dropped to second this weekend with $18.2 million. It was followed by the weekend’s only other new wide release, the James Brown biopic “Get On Up”, which only made $14.03 million.

Meanwhile, Richard Linklater’s much talked about drama “Boyhood”—a movie twelve years in the making—expanded to more theaters this weekend, boosting the film into the top twelve. “Boyhood” came in eleventh at the box office with $2.5 million.

The complete list of the top twelve movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.

1. “Guardians of the Galaxy”: $94 million

2. “Lucy”: $18.2 million

3. “Get On Up”: $14.03 million

4. “Hercules”: $10.7 million

5. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”: $8.7 million

6. “Planes: Fire and Rescue”: $6.4 million

7. “The Purge: Anarchy”: $5.5 million

8. “Sex Tape”: $3.5 million

9. “And So It Goes”: $3.34 million

10. “A Most Wanted Man”: $3.32 million

11. “Boyhood”: $2.5 million

12. “Transformers: Age of Extinction”: $2.2 million

Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.

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