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Aug 25 2014 11:50am

Guardians of the Galaxy Dances Back to the Top of the Box Office!

Today in Guardians of the Galaxy news: the Dancing Groot Toy is one step closer to being real! Unfortunately, the adorable little guy above doesn’t actually, um, dance? But! It’s a bobble-head, so if you put it next to a window on a breezy day, or a moderately powerful fan, it’ll be a good approximation.

The other news: GotG has regained the Number One spot at the box office! After two weeks of childhood-destroying horror Turtle Power, the Guardians jumped back up to the top, at the same time securing their status as the highest-grossing film of the summer. This puts them at number three for the year so far, behind Captain America: Winter Soldier and The LEGO Movie, which gives us hope for the human race, because something has to. When was the last time a film fell from the top spot, only to work its way back up? Is the Power of Friendship involved somehow, or just the Power of Li’l Groot?

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Bluejay
1. Bluejay
"When was the last time a film fell from the top spot, only to work its way back up?"

Probably Frozen, which retook the top spot from Desolation of Smaug. (And the Frozen soundtrack reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts several times.)

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/disneys-frozen-is-back-on-top-at-the-box-office-heres-why.html/?a=viewall

And before that, Skyfall.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/12/09/box-office-report-skyfall-playing-for-keeps/

But yes, it's a relatively rare accomplishment.
Christopher Bennett
2. ChristopherLBennett
Between GotG and Orphan Black's finale, it seems the lesson we can take away from the summer is that the surest way to win SF fandom's hearts is through dance.
Lianne Burwell
3. LKBurwell
I just saw GotG yesterday (finally) and I so want a dancing baby Groot. But I'll take this as an adequate substiture for the time being <g>

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