Box Office Roundup: Sin City Tanks

By Peter Towe

Published on Sunday, August 24, 2014

Nine years in-between releases seems to have been too long for your average moviegoer, as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For finished eighth earning only $6.5 million in its opening weekend.  This is a far cry from the $29.1 million opening weekend the first film experienced in 2005.  As a fan of Robert Rodriguez (the person more than his work), I was really hoping he had some success at the box office.  I feel like this may be the last straw for co-director Frank Miller, who has had a tough time finding any success in Hollywood.

The number one film this weekend was Guardians of the Galaxy with $17.6 million, and giving the movie its second weekend at number one.  Guardians has made $251.9 domestic and 489.5 million worldwide.  Not too bad at all.

If I stay, the Chloe Grace Mortez starring drama opened with $16.4 million.  Also opening this weekend and finishing ahead of Sin City was the Jim Caviezel football-drama When the Game Stands Tall, finishing fifth with $9.1 million.

Without much competition at the box office, I would have predicted a much different fate for the Miller-Rodriguez franchise.  I guess fans will have to accept that two films is all we’re going to get.

Here’s the full top-ten weekend box office estimates.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy $17.6 million

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.8 million

3. If I Stay $16.4 million

4. Let’s Be Cops $11 million

5. When the Game Stands Tall $9.1 million

6. The Giver $6.7 million

7. The Expendables 3 $6.6 million

8. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.5 million

9. The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.6 million

10. Into the Storm $3.8 million

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