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
Sophisticated - 8/2/2014, 8:22 AM
Get this bitch to a billion and shock the world!
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