After four non-consecutive weekends at #1 (and two weekends in second place), Marvel and Walt Disney Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy finally dropped to third place, while also crossing the $300 million mark domestically, the first movie of 2014 to do so. It took in $8 million over the weekend in 3,104 theaters, down just 22% from the previous weekend for a domestic total of $306 million.
On top of that, “Guardians” opened in Japan this weekend to score $2.1 million in its first two days, which is more than the Japan openings for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World. That contributed to the blockbuster’s $9.3 million grossed overseas this weekend which took its international gross to a similar amount of $305.6 million and over $600 million worldwide. The movie is still to open in China and Italy, but so far it’s one of the few summer blockbusters that has done equally well domestically and overseas.
Meanwhile, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starring Megan Fox, added another $4.8 million to its domestic take of $181 million, as it dropped to fourth place for the weekend.
You can read the full weekend box office report over on ComingSoon.net.