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  • Anyone Going To See Guardians Of The Galaxy

    Movie looks good. At first I was skeptical and didnt want to see it. The last few months as the new trailers came out, the movie looked a lot better. Reviews are good so far. I have my ticket for Thursday already.

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    Saw the movie last night. It was really good. Rocket was clearly the best part of the whole movie. The end credits scene was a letdown. It was meant to by funny, but I wish it teased more of a future movie like Avengers 2 instead. Thanos was awesome though.


    • #3
      Weekend Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Obliterates August Record - Box Office Mojo

      Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ruled the box office this weekend with a fantastic $94 million. That's easily the biggest debut ever for an August release; the previous record holder, The Bourne Ultimatum, opened to $69.3 million in 2007.

      Meanwhile, James Brown biopic Get On Up took third place with a modest $14 million debut.

      This weekend reversed the box office slump in a big way: the top 12 earned $172.6 million, which is up a whopping 40 percent from the same frame last year. With a packed line-up of major releases coming up, this August is almost certainly going to be the biggest one ever.

      Among recent Marvel movies, Guardians of the Galaxy's opening is nearly on par with Captain America: The Winter Soldier's $95 million, and is noticeably higher than Thor: The Dark World's $85.7 million. That's pretty remarkable considering the Guardians were unknown to most moviegoers a year ago, and have few obvious connections to the Avengers at the moment.

      Guardians of the Galaxy also opened above recent superhero sequels The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Among 2014 releases, it only trails Transformers: Age of Extinction ($100 million) and the previously-mentioned Captain America sequel.

      How to explain this huge opening? To begin with, the Marvel Studios brand is about as popular as it gets right now. This feels equivalent in some ways to Pixar Animation circa 2008, when moviegoers had such trust in the brand that they turned up in big numbers to see a movie about a lonely, vocally-challenged robot.

      Similarly, Guardians of the Galaxy looked like a tough sell on paper. The current iteration of the team has only been around since 2008, and they don't have anywhere near the built-in recognition of Thor or Captain America. Disney's stellar marketing campaign addressed that issue early and often: from the teaser trailer on, the focus was squarely on building a connection between the audience and this bizarre group. Characters that initially seemed like liabilities—Rocket Raccoon and Groot, specifically—wound up being a major draw, particularly with A-list actors Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel providing vocal support.

      More broadly, the movie consistently managed to look like a fun and (mostly) fresh adventure. Add in an aggressive late marketing push and some very positive reviews (over 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and a new Marvel franchise was born this weekend.

      Guardians of the Galaxy wound up having a ton of appeal with women: exit polling indicated that the audience was 44 percent female, which is the biggest share ever for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie (the previous high was 40 percent for The Avengers). Meanwhile, the audience was 55 percent over the age of 25.

      3D shows accounted for 45 percent of ticket sales. Included within that was $11.7 million from IMAX showings, which is easily a new record for the month of August (the previous high was $4.7 million from last year's Elysium).

      With strong word-of-mouth ("A" CinemaScore) and great reviews, Guardians of the Galaxy could hold up well for the remainder of the Summer. If it plays like Captain America: The Winter Soldier—possible, though far from guaranteed—it will wind up being the highest-grossing movie of the season in the U.S. with over $250 million.


      • #4
        Friday Report: 'Guardians' Is Now the Highest-Grossing Movie of the Year - Box Office Mojo

        I am so surprised this is now the #1 movie of 2014 domestic box office wise.

        Against two weak newcomers, Guardians of the Galaxy held on to first place at the box office on Friday.

        More importantly, Guardians passed Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office with $262.1 million.

        Guardians added $3.8 million on Friday, which is down just 20 percent from last weekend. That puts it on pace for around $16 million for the three-day frame and over $20 million for the four-day holiday weekend.

        In the long run, Guardians is now guaranteed to earn over $300 million, and could finish as high as $320 million.


        • #5
          Surprise hit movie of the year.

          While Guardians of the Galaxy yielded the top spot, it still managed to have another impressive weekend: the movie eased 22 percent to an estimated $8.04 million. On Saturday, it passed $300 million, which makes it the first movie to do so since Frozen back in January. It's now earned $305.9 million, and is on track for at least $325 million by the end of its run.

          Guardians of the Galaxy opened to $2.1 million in Japan, which continues the streak of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies underwhelming in this market. Still, Guardians has now banked over $305 million from foreign markets, and still has China and Italy on the way next month.


          • #6
            Guardians Of The Galaxy Passes Iron Man To Become Marvel Studios Third Highest Grossing Domestic Release Of All Time |

            In a big success for a movie starring some obscure Marvel comic book characters, Guardians of the Galaxy has now passed the first Iron Man movie at the domestic box office to become Marvel Studios third highest grossing movie of all time in the U.S.

            Over the weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy grossed an estimated $3.8 million at the domestic box office, which brought the film’s total domestic gross to $319.2 million. It was more than enough to pass Iron Man, which ended its domestic run with a total gross of $318.41 million.

            At the domestic box office, Guardians of the Galaxy now only trails The Avengers and Iron Man 3 in regards to Marvel Studios film. The Avengers is the highest grossing Marvel Studios film ever with a $623.4 million total gross at the domestic box office, and Iron Man 3 is Marvel Studios’ second highest grossing film with a $409 million total gross at the domestic box office.

            While it’s extremely unlikely that Guardians of the Galaxy will pass either The Avengers or Iron Man 3, the film will be able to lay claim to being Marvel Studios highest grossing domestic release starring completely new characters to the big screen. Iron Man 3 was of course a sequel to the previous two Iron Man movies, and while The Avengers wasn’t technically a sequel, it starred characters who had been introduced in previous Marvel Studios films.

            Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on July 28, 2017.