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Guardians of the Galaxy remains on top of US box office in sixth weekend

Guardians of the Galaxy

Story by Jack Foley

MARVEL’S Guardians of the Galaxy has topped the US box office once more in its sixth weekend of release.

The film took $10.6 million for a US total of $294.6 million. Globally, the James Gunn movie has earned $586.2 million, surpassing the first Iron Man ($585 million) and becoming the highest grossing movie of 2014 to date.

In what proved to be a quiet weekend for new releases, the one big newbie, faith-based The Identical, proved to be another box office bomb.

Focusing on twin brothers (both played by Blake Rayne, a former Elvis impersonator) who were separated at birth, the film follows their paths towards musical success – with one brother forced to pursue his career against the wishes of both his strict minister father (Ray Liotta) and mother (Ashley Judd).

But despite the success of some faith-based films this year, The Identical only opened with $1.91 million and missed out on the top 10 (it cost $32 million to make and market).

The remainder of the US top five was comprised of holdover titles, with the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remaining in second spot in its fifth weekend with $6.5 million and buddy-cop comedy Let’s Be Cops claiming third.

Youth Adult weepie If I Stay and action thriller The November Man, starring Pierce Brosnan, rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth, respectively.

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