BOX OFFICE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Rockets Past $400 Million Worldwide

With over $222 million domestically (a figure which puts it on course to be 2014's highest grossing movie in North America), Guardians of the Galaxy hit another landmark this weekend with a current worldwide total of over $400 million. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/17/2014

After earning an additional $24.7 million this weekend by again finishing at #2 (behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and in front of new release, The Expendables 3), James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy has a current total of $222.3 million in North America. With an additional $196.4 from overseas locations, that gives the movie a worldwide cume of $418.7 million after opening a little over two weeks ago. Bear in mind that it has yet to hit countries like Japan and China, so those will help push its numbers even higher. Of course, Guardians of the Galaxy still has plenty of time to earn more in the countries it's currently showing in, though it's difficult at this point to predict where it will finish. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earned $708.2 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took $714 million and X-Men: Days of Future Past sits on top with $744 million. Still the year's highest grossing movie though is Transformers: Age of Extinction with over $1 billion.
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Spideysense44 - 8/17/2014, 10:04 AM
Awesome!
Neek2086 - 8/17/2014, 10:04 AM
Boom
blacksuited - 8/17/2014, 10:04 AM
Best movie of 2014 so far.
Reasonnnn - 8/17/2014, 10:05 AM
GOTG is going to make more than Spider-Man. That is pathetic Sony.
Spideysense44 - 8/17/2014, 10:05 AM
Oh my god I was first.. *wipes tear of joy*
Doopie - 8/17/2014, 10:05 AM
will it do more than TASM2?
blacksuited - 8/17/2014, 10:05 AM
Your turn Joss W!
SageMode - 8/17/2014, 10:05 AM
Yep yep

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rebellion - 8/17/2014, 10:06 AM
don't think it's gonna earn more than winter soldier or dofp.. those movies were much better anyways. IMO.
kalelhawj - 8/17/2014, 10:06 AM
This is new??? Must be a slow weekend...
MexicanChinman - 8/17/2014, 10:06 AM
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is coming mother frickers.
SonofBatman - 8/17/2014, 10:06 AM
Loved it.
DrKinsolving - 8/17/2014, 10:07 AM
blacksuited - 8/17/2014, 10:08 AM
Turtles still aren't released in where i live.
But everyone keeps saying it's enjoyable.
But it still won't top GotG at the box office.No way
ManCalledSting - 8/17/2014, 10:09 AM
Still haven't seen it. I'll pry have to wait for it to be on the PS Network.
Dingbat - 8/17/2014, 10:09 AM
X-Men was the best followed closely by Winter Soldier. Guardians wasn't too far behind though.
ManWithNoName - 8/17/2014, 10:09 AM
Ouch did not think Expendables would do that bad
Spideysense44 - 8/17/2014, 10:09 AM
Wonder how Bradley Cooper feels about this
DrKinsolving - 8/17/2014, 10:10 AM
And it still hasn't been released in....

Nepal 22 August 2014
Austria 28 August 2014
Germany 28 August 2014
Greece 4 September 2014
Cyprus 5 September 2014
Japan 13 September 2014
China 10 October 2014
Switzerland 22 October 2014 (Italian speaking region)
Italy 22 October 2014
charlie2094 - 8/17/2014, 10:11 AM
Great going! Didn't really see this becoming the biggest domestic of the year, all but set to become it now, though Hunger Games, Interstellar and possibly Hobbit might push it off.

Still got several countries to open in (some not until october) so will be a while until we get final figures. Already surpassed Cap 1 and soon Thor, should manage Iron Man 1 too. Don't think it'll join the others at $700, but should come close to $600
Bekss - 8/17/2014, 10:11 AM
@rebellion

It won't do more worldwide but will pass them domestically.
There's a lot of reasons for the movie doing less money in foreign countries, some references are not well known and it lose some humor in other languages.
Is had to see it in spanish the 2nd time and it wasn't as good
Tetrahedron - 8/17/2014, 10:13 AM
If more people support this movie and boycott next year's Fantastic Four abomination we could end up getting a GotG sequel featuring anything from Galactus, The Silver Surfer, Uatu to The Skrulls when the FF's rights revert back to Marvel. Fans of great CBMs and supporters of the MCU should all do their part.

Bekss - 8/17/2014, 10:13 AM
I had to*
BatzFTWfan - 8/17/2014, 10:13 AM
[frick] turtles, without you guys, this movie would have more than 520$ million.
nuclearpriest - 8/17/2014, 10:13 AM
I don't know that it's fair to compare Guardians of the Galaxy with the second, third or fourth iterations of those other films. It would perhaps be more accurate to compare Guardians with the first ASM or Cap or X-men as a new comer franchise. If you count the Sam Raimi films then Spidey has had 5 films to gain an audience. Cap had his first film plus The Avengers and I can't even count all the X films (well I can, but I don't want to). So, while I know ticket prices are not commiserate, still it might be more accurate to try and compare the first appearances of all said franchises. Just sayin'.
Maxi91291 - 8/17/2014, 10:14 AM
Oh HELL YES !




DamianWayne - 8/17/2014, 10:15 AM
its a crime this isn't number 1. really makes me think most of the public are idiots.
BatManiac - 8/17/2014, 10:15 AM
Best movie of the year!
It deserves every penny!
SpiderFraud - 8/17/2014, 10:16 AM
This Sumer has been great so far from the movies I seen other than "The Amazing Sony-Slave".

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Only Lovers Left Alive are tied for my number one spot for 2014.

My 2014 Summer move dance for you guys.

NovaCorpsFan - 8/17/2014, 10:17 AM
The public ARE idiots. Jesus, that should be common knowledge that there are more stupid people in the world than there are intelligent.
ManCalledSting - 8/17/2014, 10:18 AM
Boycott a cbm? Man, some people have odd priorities.
ManCalledSting - 8/17/2014, 10:19 AM
I think the fact that Transformers 4 made a billion dollars isan good sign, most peor are simple.
Chewtoy - 8/17/2014, 10:20 AM
It'll be the biggest grosser of the year Domestically, at least until the big end-of-the-year holiday releases. It's already out-grossed Spider-Man and Godzilla, will out-gross X-Men and Transformers next weekend or so, and will eventually top Captain America 2 to be the top Comic Book Movie of the Year in North America.

Who would have guessed that?
Doopie - 8/17/2014, 10:20 AM
Michael Bay's name on stuff seems to get people in the theatres....maybe Sony can get him on board?
ManCalledSting - 8/17/2014, 10:21 AM
I'm eagerly anticipating DoFP's DVD release.
Doopie - 8/17/2014, 10:21 AM
dellamorte is still picketing
MarvelFan15 - 8/17/2014, 10:22 AM
Hopefully, when the actuals come out tomorrow it will be $320,000 higher enough to gross $22 million higher than Cap 2 and enough to forge a full $419 million worldwide for Guardians of the Galaxy. Hopefully, next weekend Guardians will surpass $500 million worldwide.
MarvelFan15 - 8/17/2014, 10:23 AM
Alright, Marvel fans and movie fans in America. We can still get Guardians of the Galaxy to gross $25M this weekend before tonight, so get it gross an extra $320,000 by tonight to get it gross $25.05M by tonight to close the gap on $419M worldwide for Guardians and enough to stay on par with Captain America: The Winter Soldier's third weekend of $25.6M. Then, from Monday through Thursday, get Guardians to gross $17M with $5M tomorrow, $5.5M Tuesday, $3.75M Wednesday and $2.75M Thursday. Consider following my advice, guys. Ok, thanks. ;)
staticdash - 8/17/2014, 10:24 AM
@Tetrahedron Ah, the average Marvel corporate slave. Wishing for other people's failures, but if anyone says anything negative about a marvel produced film, they're fanboys. Or better yet, not supporting a "marvel masterpiece" means you're an idiot.
ManCalledSting - 8/17/2014, 10:24 AM
I doubt this will out do Transformers.
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