Box Office Numbers: Summertime Sadness

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Apparently Summer box office performances are at their worst since 2006. According to Variety, ticket sales are down 15% from last year and although films like Guardians of the Galaxy (which is now the highest grossing film of 2014, go figure) did well, no film is expected to crack $300 million domestically. This’ll be a first since 2001. 

I’m sure this all has to do with the amount of same-y films we’re getting ad nauseam. Paradoxically, Guardians may look different, but it only succeeded because it’s the same as every other movie. So, I guess the problem is just less folks are going to the movies. It’s an expensive hobby at times. 

Hit the jump for the box office performances for the official last weekend of Summer, August 29-31. 

[via Rentrak]

Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness (Official Music Video)

1. Guardians of the Galaxy  – $16,313,000

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  – $11,750,000

3. If I Stay – $9,260,000

4. As Above, So Below – $8,342,400

5. Let’s Be Cops  – $8,200,000

6. The November Man – $7,660,000

7. When the Game Stands Tall  – $5,650,000

8. The Giver  – $5,253,000

9. The Hundred Foot Journey – $4,603,000

10. The Expendables 3  – $3,500,000