Featuring a cast of misfit super heroes that includes a machinegun-toting raccoon, “Guardians” leapt from the pages of Marvel Comics to total $295 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was second with $6.5 million in ticket sales for the three days from Friday through Sunday on a relatively slow post-holiday weekend. “If I Stay” was third with sales of $5.8 million, according to the box office tracking site Rentrak.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” was distributed by Walt Disney. Viacom’s Paramount Pictures released “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” “If I Stay” was distributed by Time Warner’s Warner Brothers studio. (Reuters)