As Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits a milestone after opening in China this weekend, we also have updates for you on Guardians of the Galaxy, Hercules, Lucy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/31/2014

Where to begin? Well, after a disappointing summer at the box office in North America, international numbers have made a bigger difference than ever as the blockbusters above each strived for success this year. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opened with an impressive $47 million in China this weekend, sending its worldwide total up to $611 mllion. You have to wonder then just how much of a boost Guardians of the Galaxy will get when it debuts both there and in Japan this coming October, especially with a current worldwide total of $547.7 million. The Marvel Studios movie has grossed $273.1 million overseas, just a little less than its domestic haul of $274.6 million. Could we be looking at a run of close to $700 million worldwide? $650 million at least!

Meanwhile, Lucy has now passed $150 million internationally, giving it a cume of close to $270 million. That's a fantastic result for a film which has received mixed (but mostly positive reviews) and could change Marvel's mind about that Black Widow spin-off. Faring not quite so well is Hercules, the sandals and swords epic featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the title role with X-Men: The Last Stand's Brett Ratner directing. Despite making a respectable $170 million worldwide so far, it hasn't exactly blown away the box office as some initially expected a movie like this starring the charismatic wrestler turned actor might. However, a number of countries have yet to show the film. Now, in a Michael Bay related update for you, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is closing in on $300 million worldwide with a current haul of $278 million. Way ahead of course is Transformers: Age of Extinction which is still the only 2014 release to hit $1 billion.
Source: Deadline
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THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/31/2014, 11:08 AM
Lucy was freakin terrible. Glad Apes and Guardians are still goin
ALegendaryPanda - 8/31/2014, 11:09 AM
ArkhamCrusader - 8/31/2014, 11:11 AM
Guardians of the Galaxy and the Planet of Apes deserve more.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles deserves a "little" more.
MrCBM - 8/31/2014, 11:12 AM
What about Step Up?
PAF - 8/31/2014, 11:14 AM
Lucy did great for an R rated film with a female lead and literally no promo. For the most part I enjoyed it except the end.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/31/2014, 11:16 AM
Rulk - 8/31/2014, 11:16 AM
Box Office GOLD and he didn't even spill his BEER!

SuperCat - 8/31/2014, 11:18 AM
"Lucy" is doing better than I thought. Still going to wait until it hits cable.
ArkhamCrusader - 8/31/2014, 11:19 AM

Are you sure? Or are you [Frick]ing kidding?
COREY6487 - 8/31/2014, 11:20 AM
im sad with GOTG internationally... i really thought we would go to see it more than america cause america really are weird. they went to see grown up over pacific rim.

maybe it was marvel that sold people on GOTG. what ever it was im just really happy its done really well.

wont last thought cause hunger games and the hobbit are gonna beat it domestically.
SuperCat - 8/31/2014, 11:24 AM

JredTheRed - 8/31/2014, 11:24 AM
ugh i hate being off work on slow news days
ManWithNoName - 8/31/2014, 11:24 AM
According to a Warner brothers announcement we should be getting a portion of the titles for upcoming Dc movies by the end of August
Sulti1274 - 8/31/2014, 11:24 AM
@Sipprelle i'm sure the movies are Aquaman, Wonder Woman, justice league and shazam since they have registered websites but that's just a thought
ArkhamCrusader - 8/31/2014, 11:25 AM

Yep, and Interstellar is gonna beat it, too.
ATrueHero1987 - 8/31/2014, 11:26 AM
After seeing all these movies this summer...I ready to own them on Blu Ray....GIMME!!!
ArkhamCrusader - 8/31/2014, 11:28 AM

Yes, they are, but it doesn't mean that they're already confirmed.
WB is trolling us...
SageMode - 8/31/2014, 11:31 AM
Anyways, back on topic.

I think GOTG is definitely hitting pass the domestic $300m mark by the end of its run. That's awesome.
Sulti1274 - 8/31/2014, 11:32 AM
@ArkhamCrusader lol i hear you
we will just have to wait and see
PAF - 8/31/2014, 11:32 AM
Yeah WB is really going to announce something... on a Sunday. -_-
kinghulk - 8/31/2014, 11:35 AM
sipprelle- where did you hear that? i havent seen any official announcements
bobevanz - 8/31/2014, 11:35 AM
What time today @sipprelle?
Nickk - 8/31/2014, 11:37 AM
Lucy is just.......Sad
JredTheRed - 8/31/2014, 11:38 AM
@sipprelle - oh ok
kinghulk - 8/31/2014, 11:39 AM
sipprelle- thanks i wonder at what time they will announce them.
Nickk - 8/31/2014, 11:39 AM
can you remind me and people when they announce it today
JredTheRed - 8/31/2014, 11:39 AM
@sipprelle - he also said "SHOULD begin to be announced"
Nickk - 8/31/2014, 11:42 AM
marvel72 - 8/31/2014, 11:42 AM
great seeing guardians & apes doing so well,f*ck the turtles & transformers.

as for the dc movie announcements do you really think they're gonna announce any upcoming movies or the slowest news day of the week sunday?
Rulk - 8/31/2014, 11:49 AM
@TheTrueBatfleck @Sipprelle - Yeah guys I don't think they would announce anything on a holiday weekend unfortunately. Not enough exposure. Unless during an event or comic-con... I would imagine an announcement like that would be planned during the week where news sources and website traffic is at its highest.

PAF - 8/31/2014, 11:53 AM

Yea it did terribly for an R rated film with a female lead, no promo and a budget of $40 million while also beating a film with a male lead who did tons of promo. Terrible.
PAF - 8/31/2014, 11:55 AM
People should really take a PR 101 class to see how the industry works...
Rulk - 8/31/2014, 12:02 PM
0megaDaGod - I think the majority of those TMNT "fans" were comprised of a lot less actual Mutant Turtle fans and more actual MCU haters.. fans of any film Marvel might be going up against that week IMO.
RedCarFox - 8/31/2014, 12:02 PM
GOTG is at $275 domestic and $550 globally with China, Japan, Italy and Germany still to open. Given that it is only a month into its release, I can see it easily going past the $300m mark domestically and $725m worldwide. Incredible for a movie released in August with characters virtually no one knew about.

As for those waiting for some sort of press release today; it's Sunday on a holiday weekend. There is 0.0% chance any news of consequence is released.
Ceejay - 8/31/2014, 12:04 PM
The box office this year has truly been barely anything to write about domestic or worldwide. You have to go back into the last century, 1998 to be exact, to see such low box office numbers where not even a single movie has passed 300 million in the year so far.

If it wasn't for Transformers passing a billion worldwide, nearly every movie this year would have stalled around 700 million bucks. Hunger Games and The Hobbit seriously have to bring some pride to these pathetic numbers this year.

Hollywood seems to be putting on a brave face but the truth is, this is shite!
PAF - 8/31/2014, 12:05 PM

Oh ok. :)
Nickk - 8/31/2014, 12:05 PM
Bekss - 8/31/2014, 12:08 PM
300-310 domestic (every analyst says it will reach 300 and every prediction so far has been low so...)
300-310 international (No China)
100-120 China (Apes already proof it will do big money even with a release 2 months later)
700-740 worldwide for Guardians
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