Guardians of the Galaxy has made more money in ten days at the U.S. box office than Transformers: Age Of Extinction did in the same period of time, and some experts have even suggested that it could eclipse the domestic total that Michael Bay’s fourth installment to the franchise amassed earlier this summer.
Age of Extinction’s $1.06 billion means that it is, by some distance, the most profitable movie of the summer. It even holds the record for the biggest opening weekend of 2014 so far, with just over $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy was just shy of $100 million when it hit cinemas last weekend.
Transformers 4 also had the highest gross in the US for its first ten days of release. Up until Marvel Studios’ 10th cinematic outing came along that is as Guardians of the Galaxy has now out-grossed Transformers’ total.
According to Comic Book, Guardians has made $175.9 million in just ten days, while Age of Extinction took in $175.3 million when it first hit cinemas in June.
It remains unlikely that Guardians will actually come to close to Age of Extinction’s worldwide total, but it looks as though it will serious rival its U.S. box office sum. The fact that it has received hugely popular reviews means that people keep on returning to watch Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot,and Rocket’s adventure time and time again, while word-of-mouth buzz means that people who usually don’t watch comic book adaptations are flocking to multiplexes to see what all the fuss is about.
Currently, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is the highest grossing movie of 2014 in the USA with $259 million. But it looks as though Guardians Of The Galaxy is going to surpass that total too.
Guardians has so far taken in over $300 million at the global box office, which isn’t a bad little sum for a film that both its director, James Gunn, and star, Chris Pratt, had reservations about the film before production had even begun.
As The Inquisitr reported earlier this week, Gunn has now opened up about his original thoughts about the adaptation. He explained, “I just didn’t think it seemed like the best idea for a Marvel movie. But there was something about it, and it wasn’t that long after I walked out, it was on my drive home from Manhattan Beach that day, that I just started to see, visually, how the movie could come together.”
Did you enjoy Guardians Of The Galaxy? Did you prefer it to Transformers: Age Of Extinction?