24 August 2014 8:08 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In what amounted to a box-office victory lap, “Guardians of the Galaxy” beat out three newcomers to win the weekend and in the process became the summer's highest-grossing domestic movie with nearly $252 million. Disney's Marvel superhero space romp took in $17.6 million over the three days to return to No. 1 nearly a month after its opening. “If I Stay,” the teen tearjerker starring Chloe Moretz, opened to $16.5 million and was in a close race for second with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which has held the top spot for the past two weekends. The R-rated sequel “Frank Miller‘s Sin City:. »

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