1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $94 million
2. Lucy – $18.3 million
3. Get on Up – $14 million
4. Hercules — $10.7 million
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes– $8.7 million
Guardians of the Galaxy zoomed to the top of the weekend box office with a better-than-expected $94 million. That destroyed the record for best August opening, surpassing 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, which took in $69.3 million. Guardians of the Galaxy also had the seventh best opening in history for a non-sequel and third best opening this year.
Lucy dropped to second with $18.3 million.
The James Brown bio-pic Get on Up opened in third with $14 million.
Hercules fell from second to fourth $10.7 million.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes went from third to fifth with $8.7 million. The sequel has now banked $189.3 million.