BOX OFFICE: Latest Tracking Data Indicates A $65M Opening For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Guardians of the Galaxy now looks set to open anywhere between $65 - 70 million (perhaps higher) this weekend. The James Gunn helmed movie is also set to have the widest August opening in history as it debuts in over 4000 theaters, while Fandango are reporting huge pre-sale numbers...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/30/2014

Marvel's confidence in Guardians of the Galaxy became clear when they announced that a sequel will follow in 2017, and the latest box office tracking data indicates that they have every right to feel that way! Disney are now projecting an opening of around $65 million, but other analysts believe that the James Gunn movie will reach upwards of $70 million or more. It doesn't have much in the way of competition, and The Avengers effect should still be felt says Dave Hollis, Walt Disney Studios’ executive vice president of theatrical distribution. "There has been a steadiness and momentum with the brand overall that just crescendoed with ‘The Avengers’ and the impact of that film continues to bleed into other films." Guardians of the Galaxy is set to have the widest August opening ever, debuting in 4,080 theaters, nearly 3,200 of which are in 3D. It's also set to reach over 40 international territories this weekend, including the UK, Russia, Brazil and Mexico. Fandango meanwhile are reporting that the movie is set to become the biggest August pre-seller in their history, and is shaping up to be the hottest selling non-sequel of the year, topping The LEGO Movie. Of those surveyed, 95% are attracted to the film's humour (so don't expect to see that leave the Marvel movies anytime soon), while 85% are excited to see Chris Pratt in a starring role and 80% are interested in seeing additional movies in the franchise. 


Source: Variety
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Pasto - 7/30/2014, 10:44 AM
Hip-hip-hooray.
Pasto - 7/30/2014, 10:45 AM
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/30/2014, 10:47 AM
I expect it to do really well. Promotion is getting very good now.
NeKroziFeRPrime - 7/30/2014, 10:52 AM
can't fricking wait!!
batz11 - 7/30/2014, 10:52 AM
Hope it kicks-ass...can't wait for it...
MercwithMouth - 7/30/2014, 10:53 AM
I would say close to $80.

When does it premiere in China?
yossarian - 7/30/2014, 10:54 AM
StarYeezus - 7/30/2014, 10:54 AM
@Pasto

You're under 18, right?
charlie2094 - 7/30/2014, 10:54 AM
Cool stuff!

Reckon it'll be a bit closer to $70 million, but $65 is still great, about on par with both Thor and Cap's opening weekend.
Pasto - 7/30/2014, 10:55 AM
@StarYeezus
Under 17 actually.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/30/2014, 10:55 AM
"....and is shaping up to be the hottest selling non-sequel of the year, topping The LEGO Movie"

man, this is hsaping up to be one hell of a year for Pratt
StarYeezus - 7/30/2014, 10:56 AM
"I would say close to $80."

Careful. A fanboy may misinterpret that.
yossarian - 7/30/2014, 10:57 AM
I signed the GF and I up for Couples Yoga. I hope to hell this turns into an orgy.
NeKroziFeRPrime - 7/30/2014, 10:57 AM
it's the golden age of comic book movies and some people still complain by everything..
StarYeezus - 7/30/2014, 10:57 AM
@Pasto

Oh good, I was worried this thread would take a creepy turn...
EzioKenway1225 - 7/30/2014, 10:59 AM
The Lego Movie was awesome, hopefully Pratt has another winner(as it seems) in his hands with this
SuperCat - 7/30/2014, 10:59 AM
What @ merc said. $80 mil.
Pasto - 7/30/2014, 11:01 AM
And I'd like to be under Maisie.

Hey oh!
EzioKenway1225 - 7/30/2014, 11:01 AM
65 million seems good for a firt movie in an obscure franchise like this..i expect it to be closer to Thor 1 and Cap 1 box office
SuperCat - 7/30/2014, 11:01 AM
EzioKenway1225 - 7/30/2014, 11:01 AM
Pasto-u have an unhealthy obsession with that girl..i like it..continue!!
Pasto - 7/30/2014, 11:02 AM
@StarYeezus
Yoss is talking about a possible orgy, I'm afraid it already has taken a creepy turn.
kinghulk - 7/30/2014, 11:02 AM
mercwithamouth- 5th of september http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015381/releaseinfo
Superhero96 - 7/30/2014, 11:03 AM
Pasto - 7/30/2014, 11:03 AM
@Ezio
I SURE WILL!

EzioKenway1225 - 7/30/2014, 11:03 AM
i think its only big competition is TMNT..i dont know about Expendables or Sin City 2
tongtong - 7/30/2014, 11:03 AM
I just got back from the GotG midnight premiere. Hahahaha
Pasto - 7/30/2014, 11:03 AM
@Bender
Correction, I like them old.
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 7/30/2014, 11:04 AM
I think this will open at $70 million or more.The buzz for this movie is good.The reviews are overwhelming.Rotten Tomatoes might as well and hurry up and give this film it's Fresh Tomato.
Reasonnnn - 7/30/2014, 11:05 AM
It's okay cause Pasto is deadpool
Superhero96 - 7/30/2014, 11:05 AM
I'm waiting to see how long it takes for someone to say this will make a billion
Pasto - 7/30/2014, 11:08 AM
I'm old enough where I can find THIS attractive and NOT be a creeper.



MARVELPSYCHO79 - 7/30/2014, 11:08 AM
I will be seeing this Saturday.
AlphaMasterFlex - 7/30/2014, 11:08 AM
Tomorrow Night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EzioKenway1225 - 7/30/2014, 11:08 AM
Superhero96-it will make a billion..there ya go
yossarian - 7/30/2014, 11:08 AM
Since when is a hot sweaty yoga orgy creepy?
StarYeezus - 7/30/2014, 11:09 AM
@Superhero96

Well technically, you just said it. Lol.
Superhero96 - 7/30/2014, 11:09 AM
ALmazing - 7/30/2014, 11:09 AM
Awesome! with Rotten tomatoes is at 93% and good word of mouth it could open higher... Hooked on a feelin' here :)
Spideysense44 - 7/30/2014, 11:10 AM
I say 70-75mil opening....the fanboy in me says 80 though
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