Guardians of the Galaxy’ likely to top box office on slow weekend


A traditionally slow weekend after Labor Day could put “Guardians of the Galaxy” at No. 1 at the box office for the third weekend in a row.

Disney’s Marvel Studios film sci-fi film could add up to $10 million to its domestic gross of roughly $283 million, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The expected weekend bump puts the film on track to become the first movie to reach $300 million in the U.S. and Canada this year.

The unconventional comic book movie stars Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Zoe Saldana (and Bradley Cooper voicing a raccoon). It set August box-office records and ended up as the summer’s highest-grossing film.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” also released in August, may shred to second. The remake is projected to add $8 millionto its domestic gross of roughly $167 million.

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