Guardians of the Galaxy has become the top-grossing US movie of 2014 so far.
The Marvel release extended its run at the top of the movie chart, taking $16.3 million across the Labor Day weekend.
Guardians of the Galaxy has now taken a total of $275 million so far.
Captain America is the second biggest film of 2014 to date, followed by the Lego Movie.
Transformers movie is at number four on the annual list.
Guardians of the Galaxy has become the top-grossing US movie of 2014 so far
Over the Labor Day weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy kept Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in second spot, with If I Stay remaining at three with takings of $9.3 million.
Pierce Brosnan action flick The November Man entered at six.
The release took a modest $7.7 million and was outperformed by thriller As Above, So Below, which made its debut at number four.
Comedy Let’s Be Cops was fifth.
Guardians of the Galaxy entered the chart at number one at the beginning of August, before temporarily losing its crown to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The space adventure stars Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt, and also features the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
A sequel to the Marvel Comics adaptation is expected to be released in 2017.
Despite Guardians of the Galaxy ‘s success, the summer box office in North America is down on last year.
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Severe storms and tornadoes threaten lives and travelers on this Labor Day weekend in the North Central states.
Warmth and humidity will build across the East Coast as sunshine holds in the Southwest.
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), approximately 35 million people will hit the roads and airports on the last unofficial weekend of summer. The number is the highest in six years for the holiday and may be associated with lower fuel prices and improving economic conditions.
The strongest thunderstorms in the North Central states will be capable of spawning tornadoes, especially from eastern Nebraska to western Iowa and Minnesota.
Prior to the outbreak, another zone of strong thunderstorms with hail and damaging winds will threaten western North Dakota Saturday afternoon and evening.
Severe storms and tornadoes threaten lives and travelers on this Labor Day weekend in the North Central states (photo AccuWeather.com)
Otherwise over the weekend, showers and thunderstorms will stretch from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes on Saturday, August 30. The most numerous activity will center on the lower Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Shreveport and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tupelo, Mississippi, and Houston.
On August 31, the corridor of numerous thunderstorms will extend from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley to northern New England. A stray shower or thunderstorm will dot the I-95 corridor from Boston to New York City to Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., mainly Sunday afternoon.
People traveling from the western Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes and northern New England will want to make provisions for indoor activities for at least part of their weekend. Enough rain can fall and thunderstorms could be locally gusty in this zone, perhaps to the point to cause isolated flash flooding and sporadic power interruptions.
Travel delays would be a threat even if flash flooding does not unfold. Any downpours will reduce visibility for motorists and heighten the risk of vehicles hydroplaning at highway speeds. Airline passengers should prepare for possible flight delays from the downpours and lightning strikes.
On Labor Day, many communities along the East Coast will have to contend with a shower or thunderstorm threatening outdoor picnics, parades and other festivities. This includes in Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida.
The sunniest locations on Labor Day weekend will be over the Southwest, along much of the West Coast states, part of the southern Plains and for a time along the middle part of the Atlantic Seaboard.
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