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Weekend Box Office: The Identical Tanks As Overall Box Office Slumps

The cinematic doldrums of September and October are off to an unusually quiet start with one of the slowest weekends in recent box office history.

Guardians of the Galaxy continued at number one, but barely topped $10 million. Given that it was the only movie to break into the double digits, it's easy to see just how slow business was at the movies. Box Office Mojo reported that sales this weekend are the slowest in two years and one of the slowest in the last decade.

The only new release this weekend was The Identical. Following up on a devastating 4% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes, the movie failed to break into the top ten, banking just under $2 million against its reported $30+ million budget, setting it up to be one of the bigger bombs this year.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:


Guardians of the Galaxy

$10,160,000Total: $294,567,000LW: 1

THTRS: 3,221


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

$6,500,000Total: $174,647,000LW: 2

THTRS: 3,273


If I Stay

$5,750,000Total: $39,663,000LW: 3

THTRS: 3,157


Let's Be Cops

$5,400,000Total: $66,598,000LW: 5

THTRS: 2,932


The November Man

$4,200,000Total: $17,870,000LW: 6

THTRS: 2,776


As Above/So Below

$3,723,000Total: $15,576,000LW: 4

THTRS: 2,650


When the Game Stands Tall

$3,700,000Total: $23,490,000LW: 7

THTRS: 2,766


The Giver

$3,591,000Total: $37,835,000LW: 8

THTRS: 2,576

The Hundred-Foot Journey$3,200,000Total: $45,669,000LW: 9
THTRS: 2,167



$1,950,000Total: $121,207,000LW: 11

THTRS: 1,171