BOX OFFICE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Hits $38M On Friday; Will It Top CAP's Debut?

The official numbers are in for Friday, and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy opened to an incredible $38 million yesterday! While a $90 million weekend now looks like a guarantee, some analysts believe it may even top Captain America: The Winter Soldier's debut...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/2/2014


That's one hell of an opening for Guardians of the Galaxy, and Deadline's latest box office update indicates that it will earn between $92.5 - $95.5 million over the course of the three day period (these numbers include the record breaking $11.2 million from late Thursday showings). A lot now depends on today, but positive word of mouth and great reviews should help ensure that it'll finish closer to $95 million, and if that's the case, it has every chance of beating the opening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Of course, some even believe that Guardians of the Galaxy will exceed expectations to the extent that it will surpass $100 million! Most of the trades are currently playing it safe by placing their bets on a $92 million debut however, but these are the same sites who also claimed days ago that the movie would earn only $65 million this weekend. Either way, this is a fantastic result for an amazing movie. Stay tuned to CBM for further updates!
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MrCBM56 - 8/2/2014, 8:07 AM
Woah, damn haha. Deserves every penny it makes. Loved the movie.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/2/2014, 8:09 AM
going in 2 hours..cant friggin wait!!!
Lozzy - 8/2/2014, 8:10 AM
Let's get this bitch to 100 million!!!!
marvelstudios - 8/2/2014, 8:13 AM
Awesome movie. Can't wait for more Marvel cosmic.

Long Live the MCU!
Omarvls - 8/2/2014, 8:18 AM
Yeah I was one of the one that said

Either Marvel's Star Wars or Marvel's Green Lantern

After seeing it for a second time

It's Marvel's Star Wars

Totally Loved it
McNyagano - 8/2/2014, 8:25 AM
I AM GROOT!;)
Batmaniac - 8/2/2014, 8:26 AM
EPIC movie! It deserves every penny it makes!
Jamesx51 - 8/2/2014, 8:30 AM
Awesome news :D
grooot - 8/2/2014, 8:32 AM
I. Am. Groot!!!
Omarvls - 8/2/2014, 8:34 AM

Marvel's Trinity

Whendon/Russos/Gunn



TheAbaryMan369 - 8/2/2014, 8:34 AM
So much for this movie failing! Marvel sure knows how to hook people.
Omarvls - 8/2/2014, 8:34 AM
*Whedon
Pandapool - 8/2/2014, 8:39 AM
Best film of the year,deserves even more then it will end up making.
RorschachKnight - 8/2/2014, 8:39 AM
America is hooked on a feeling, high on believing, and in love with Guardians of the Galaxy!
DrKinsolving - 8/2/2014, 8:40 AM
AlexanderLykins - 8/2/2014, 8:40 AM
Going for my IMAX 3D fix today!
rockerdude22 - 8/2/2014, 8:42 AM
Saw it last night. Loved it! Really want to see it again!!
Mendenhall12 - 8/2/2014, 8:42 AM
Good. It deserves all the money it makes.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/2/2014, 8:43 AM
OH BABY..GIVE ME ONE MORE CHANCE!!
FastFlames - 8/2/2014, 8:44 AM
I still have 4 fricking hours!!!!
Feedback - 8/2/2014, 8:50 AM
I LOVE this movie
Greenheart - 8/2/2014, 8:51 AM
hooked on a feeling ... high on believing...
grif - 8/2/2014, 8:53 AM
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charlie2094 - 8/2/2014, 8:54 AM
Very impressive numbers!

Completely outperforming Cap 1 and Thor 1, didn't see it doing quite so well. Glad it's doing so well! Haven't been able to see it yet, but can't wait to do so, heard great things!

Might even manage $100! Be very impressive if it does
Amazing512 - 8/2/2014, 8:55 AM
Marvel really is unstoppable, aren't they?
Bekss - 8/2/2014, 8:56 AM
1 week without internet and I come back to news like this.
The movie is amazing and I'm going to see it at least 5 more times (this weekend)

I don't even care I couldn't see anything from Marvel panel from comic con
EzioKenway1225 - 8/2/2014, 8:57 AM
wow..Cap 2 and this have the same budget
EzioKenway1225 - 8/2/2014, 8:58 AM
Amazing512-i dont want to say that cause anything can happen.. we will see how Ant Man does next year..i am concerned but i have faith aswell
Amazing512 - 8/2/2014, 8:59 AM
I really did love the film. My new top three favorite Marvel Studios films are Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
I'm just not sure which is my number 1 and that's a great thing.
Marvel's just killing it.
SageMode - 8/2/2014, 9:02 AM
Bring on the filthy. ;-)
Bekss - 8/2/2014, 9:05 AM
Marvel doesn't need big budgets to make great movies. Guardians and Cap2 cost only 170 million.

Sony and WB should try to save more money. The biggest movie from Marvel (Avengers) cost less than some Harry Potter movies, Batman movies, spiderman movies, MoS, etc
thunderforce - 8/2/2014, 9:15 AM
Crazy , awesome, weird, strange movie and I am going again .
Amazing512 - 8/2/2014, 9:17 AM
@CoreyxYeroc At this point...who knows? It just shock everyone and become a billion dollar hit.
kinghulk - 8/2/2014, 9:19 AM
loved the film it was brilliant.
NeKroziFeRPrime - 8/2/2014, 9:20 AM
Damn son!!
TheBeard - 8/2/2014, 9:20 AM
The Dark Aster is now my second favorite movie space ship behind the Millennium Falcon. That thing was bad-ass.
marvel72 - 8/2/2014, 9:23 AM
impressive for a bunch of obscure a-holes,bring on the sequel.
SauronsBANE - 8/2/2014, 9:28 AM
Absolutely deserves it. Other than Captain America: The First Avenger, I would say that this is the Marvel movie with the most amount of heart. Guardians spent so much of its running time trying to get us to fall in love with these characters that no one's ever even heard of before...and they knocked it out of the park. Their flawed, they make mistakes, they're screw-ups...but each one of them got their own heroic moment to shine and get us fully on their side. What a movie!
rockerdude22 - 8/2/2014, 9:29 AM
One thing I'll say too, I don't get some people's complaints with Ronan. I thought he was pretty badass and threatening! I for sure wouldn't want to mess with him haha. I mean, yes, he didn't exactly have a long fleshed out back story, but for a movie that needs to introduce five main heroes, I thought he played his role well in the story.
SageMode - 8/2/2014, 9:36 AM
Ronan was badass.
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