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August 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

They’re all spent out — The Expendables, that is. The grizzled action-hero geezers have undoubtedly heard their last hurrah, and it wasn’t exactly booming at that, as Lionsgate’s The Expendables III grossed just $16.2 million at the box office this weekend, according to studio estimates. Sylvester Stallone and company could manage no better than fourth place as Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles claimed the No. 1 position for the second week in a row — despite a huge 69-percent drop from its opening to $28.4 million. Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy placed third with a solid $24.7 million in its third week, down just 41 percent. That pushed its domestic gross past the $200-million mark to $222.28 million. Two other new movies were expected to tank, and they didn’t disappoint in that respect. Fox’s Let’s Be Cops debuted in third place with only $17.7 million, while fans of Lois Lowry’s teen novel The Giver gave the Weinstein Co.’s adaptation a measly $12.7 million. It placed fifth.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Rentrak:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, $28.4 million; 2. Guardians of the Galaxy, $24.7 million; 3. Let’s Be Cops, $17.7 million; 4. The Expendables 3, $16.2 million; 5. The Giver, $12.8 million; 6. Into the Storm, $7.7 million; 7. The Hundred-Foot Journey, $7.1 million; 8. Lucy, $5.3 million; 9. Step Up All In, $2.7 million; 10. Boyhood, $2.1 million.