Robert Downey Jr. Lauds GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY As It Passes $500M Worldwide
Marvel Studios and James Gunn's space epic adventure Guardians of the Galaxy has reached another milestone at the box office and has also earned praise from Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.
“[Guardians of the] Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever,” Robert Downey Jr. told the press at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of The Judge. “And it’s odd for someone with — on occasion — an ego the size of mine to actually say that! We’re talking about how the Iron Mans and the Thors and the Captain Americas and the Avengers movies have afforded Marvel the opportunity to essentially take what was a third-tier, minor, kind of upstart bit of potential from one of their comic books series and say: ‘Look!’ It’s like you have a great quarterback, and his brother plays for another team, and then you say: ‘Look, this is their second cousin and we think he has a great arm and he should start.’ And then he goes and wins the Superbowl!” Downey then pinned the success of Guardians of the Galaxy on luck, producer Kevin Feige, and Walt Disney Studios. “The armature and breadth of what Disney has done in their ability to put things to market is unprecedented,” he said. Meanwhile, the James Gunn-directed Marvel adaptation has reached a new milestone at the box office. Disney reports that Guardians has crossed $500 million worldwide, earning $255.2 million domestically on Monday. The space epic looks set to pass Marvel's first 2014 outing, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which would make it the highest-grossing summer movie of the year. What do you think?
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