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The box office this past weekend spoke of two movie franchises moving in opposite directions. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR was looking to continue where its predecessor left off, in terms of entertaining fans and leaving the critics heaping praise on them. It fell short of that task…. far short. Not only did it fail to take the top spot at the box office this weekend, it wasn’t even the top debuting movie this weekend.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, on the other hand, found its way back into the top spot by dethroning TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. In the process, Guardians became the top earning film not just of the weekend, but of the summer. It surpasses TRANSFORMERS and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER as its domestic earnings exceeds $260 M, in only 4 weeks!

Here’s a look from our cousin site, Half Popped Reviews, at the new films in theaters and how our favorite reviewers felt about them:

 

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Brief Synopsis: “The up and coming sequel based on the incredible artistic mind of Frank Miller and his comic book Sin City.”

Overall Rating Rank from 2014
62.14% 51st

Cast: Jessica Alba – Mickey Rourke – Clive Owen – Jaime King –Rosario Dawson – Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Dennis Haysbert – Jamie Chung – Josh Brolin – Powers Boothe – Eva Green – Stacy Keach –Ray Liotta – Christopher Meloni – Crystal McCahill – Juno Temple –Bruce Willis – Directed by: Alexander Rodnyansky.

RATING BREAKDOWN (THE MIXED BAG)

Buttery 14.29%
Regular 14.29%
Half-Popped 71.43%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%

 

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IF I STAY

Brief Synopsis: “Based on Gayle Forman’s novel of the same name. “If I Stay” is the story of the gifted classical musician Mia and her boyfriend, Adam, an up and coming indie-rock star. Torn between two paths in life, her art or her relationship, Mia is forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident with her family one snowy morning in Oregon.”

Overall Rating Rank from 2014
61.6% 53rd

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz – Mireille Enos – Jamie Blackley – Liana Liberato – Aliyah OBrien – Chelah Horsdal – Joshua Leonard – Jakob Davies – Donnie MacNeil – William C. Vaughan – Directed by: R.J. Cutler.

RATING BREAKDOWN (THE MIXED BAG)

Buttery 0%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 16.67%

 

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WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL

Brief Synopsis: “”

Overall Rating Rank from 2014
40% 100th

Cast: Directed by:

RATING BREAKDOWN (THE MIXED BAG)

Buttery 0%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 66.67%
Stale 33.33%
Burnt 0%

 

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Of the movies which have been in the theater more than just one weekend, here are some of the top options in terms of films which either made a lot of money, are highly rated, or both:

Movie Avg Buttery Regular Half-Popped Stale Burnt
Boyhood 91.84 93.75% 0% 6.25% 0% 0%
Guardians of the Galaxy 88.68 77.27% 22.73% 0% 0% 0%
Life Itself 88.5 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 81.53 37.5% 50% 12.5% 0% 0%
Earth to Echo 76.2 20% 60% 20% 0% 0%
The Fault in Our Stars 75.5 16.67% 66.67% 16.67% 0% 0%
A Most Wanted Man 73.33 33.33% 0% 66.67% 0% 0%
Begin Again 72.8 10% 60% 30% 0% 0%
Calvary 72.6 10% 70% 20% 0% 0%
Frank 72 0% 80% 20% 0% 0%
Get On Up 71.33 0% 66.67% 33.33% 0% 0%
Obvious Child 69.67 16.67% 33.33% 50% 0% 0%
Magic in the Moonlight 66 0% 50% 50% 0% 0%
The Purge: Anarchy 62.71 0% 42.86% 57.14% 0% 0%
The Giver 59.57 14.29% 14.29% 57.14% 0% 14.29%
The Hundred-Foot Journey 59.5 0% 37.5% 62.5% 0% 0%
What If 59.17 0% 16.67% 83.33% 0% 0%
Lucy 58.09 0% 27.27% 72.73% 0% 0%
Expendables 3, The 57.54 7.69% 30.77% 46.15% 7.69% 7.69%
Hercules 53.44 0% 33.33% 44.44% 0% 22.22%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) 53.42 0% 25% 58.33% 16.67% 0%
Jersey Boys 52.5 0% 25% 50% 0% 25%
Step Up All In 51.5 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Transformers: Age of Extinction 50.38 0% 30.77% 38.46% 7.69% 23.08%
Planes: Fire & Rescue 43.87 0% 33.33% 33.33% 0% 33.33%
Let’s Be Cops 43 0% 0% 66.67% 0% 33.33%
Into the Storm 40.38 0% 12.5% 50% 12.5% 25%
Sex Tape 31.5 0% 0% 50% 0% 50%

For all other films at the box office, be sure to check out the entire box office slate!


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