Box Office: “Guardians” soars to $95, “Get On Up” sinks to $14

grootSaturday further boosted the fortunes of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Marvel Studios, as the big Thursday night and huge Friday added another banner day to the film’s tally.

$95.5 million, by midnight Sunday, says deadline.com.

“Get On Up” is under-performing, but should be a stick-around-through-August performer, after opening with about $14 million this weekend.

“Lucy” lost 60% of its opening weekend take, but is still managing $18 million+. “Hercules” dropped 65% and is headed for a quick fade.

“A Most Wanted Man” has climbed into the top ten, for people who want a little something to chew on in their summer cinema, other than just jokes and special effects.

“And So It Goes” is holding audience and should play to the senior set through August, though it won’t make enough to bring Rob Reiner back to directing’s A-list.

“Calvary” did a whopping $19,000 on a single New York screen.

The top ten films this weekend, which do not count the “Transformers” among their ranks, added up to 50-60% more in total box office than the same weekend last summer. So “Guardians” may yet put a dent in that huge summer deficit the business has been dealing with since “Spider-Man” underwhelmed.

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