BOX OFFICE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soars To The Top (Again) At The U.S. Box Office

BOX OFFICE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soars To The Top (Again) At The U.S. Box Office

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy reclaimed the #1 spot atop the U.S. box office on Monday, August 18 with an impressive haul of $2.88 million, beating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.80 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studios obviously had more than '12% of a plan' venturing into the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and releasing the James Gunn helmed Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014. Guardians opened at #1, holding on to the top spot for a week. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened on August 8, knocking the Guardians to the #2 position.

After it's 18th day of release, Guardians of the Galaxy returned to it's former glory and reclaimed the #1 spot atop the U.S. box office with a take of $2.88 million ($2,884,902) on Monday, beating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which earned $2.80 million ($2,801,620).

Surely, the impressive critic and audience reception (92% and 95% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes) with strong word-of-mouth and repeat viewings have helped the Guardians with this ascent to the top of the box office almost three weeks after it's release.

As of August 18, Guardians of the Galaxy stands at $226 million domestic and $196 million foreign (still to open in the large markets of China and Japan), for a total of $422 million. For comparison, Marvel Studio's Captain America: The Winter Soldier finished it's theatrical run with $260 million domestic and $714 million world-wide.

Quill: Ninja Turtle you better stop poking me

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opened in the United States on August 1, 2014.
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