Guardians of the Galaxy is presently poised to thoroughly dominate the cinematic competition once again at the box office.
Director James Gunn’s wildly entertaining entry into the Marvel universe is easily one of the most enjoyable experiences you’re likely to have at the theater this year. As the summer movie season slowly winds down, the number of worthy candidates for your spare change are becoming few and far between. As a result, analysts believe Guardians will rise to the top of the pile one more time. We’re sure Disney won’t mind.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the weekend following Labor Day is typically pretty slow. In fact, this week’s batch of new releases pale in comparison to the flicks already playing in multiplexes across the country. As a result, industry insiders firmly believe Guardians of the Galaxy will destroy the newcomers with surprising ease.
In fact, there’s really nothing of note hitting the big screen this weekend that could pose a serious threat to Guardians. The list of new releases over at Coming Soon is pretty much devoid of any noteworthy films. Sure, the Ashley Judd flick The Identical and Jason Bateman’s The Longest Week will appeal to a handful of moviegoers, but they don’t stand a chance against Gunn’s wickedly enjoyable adventure. No offense intended, of course.
According to Box Office Mojo, horror maestro Eli Roth’s cannibal flick The Green Inferno was originally slated to hit the big screen this weekend. Unfortunately for those who can’t wait to sink their teeth into the Cabin Fever director’s latest genre effort, “a dispute between the financier and the distributor” ultimately derailed those plans. As of this writing, The Green Inferno doesn’t have a new release date.
If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, now’s the perfect time to make that happen. The movie has amassed an impressive $284 million in North America as of this writing. When combined with the cash it’s earned overseas, that number jumps to $557 million. Not bad for a movie featuring a talking squirrel and a dancing tree spearheaded by a guy who got his start at Troma. James Gunn, you never fail to impress.
Are you planning to catch Marvel’s deeply impressive Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend? How many times have you seen the flick? Do you think it will top the box office once again? Let us know what you think in the comments.
[Lead image via Disney / Marvel]