Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Tops U.S. Domestic Box Office Charts

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Tops U.S. Domestic Box Office Charts

Besting the movie that came from the same studio, Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy” has obtained the top position for the highest grossing film for  2014, earning $274.6 million in the weekend U.S. box office charts.

It’s hard to label their success as sheer luck because the would-be franchise didn’t really have a solid fan base before everything came into actuality. “Guardians of the Galaxy” was crowned with the success during the U.S. Labor Day weekend as it collected an estimated amount of $16.3 million throughout the course of the three-day holiday, which contributed to the $274.6 million total gross as of late. In doing so, the latest Marvel movie swatted the no. 1 movie spot of the year in the U.S. box office charts. This then puts their primer “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” into the second position with its $259.8 million total domestic earnings as reported in NY Daily News.


Running on the fifth week of its release, “Guardians of the Galaxy” remains a strong contender in the international box office charts. According to IGN, the movie has accumulated over half a billion in its earnings with an astounding $ 547.7 million. This virtually puts them in the eight highest grossing film for 2014, as “Transformers: Age of Extinction” still remains number one in the international standings with an accumulated gross surpassing the $1 billion mark.

Be that as it may, it’s still too early to assume that the race for the top position is over for the highest grossing film of the year (internationally). Given the fact that Marvel Studios’ budding franchise of “Guardians of the Galaxy” didn’t really have a concrete fan base to begin with and a lot of people didn’t really know these group of misfits until now. For the movie to reach this kind of high, it’s safe to assume that the movie really held on to its core as a box office hit, presenting the right kind of visual elements that every moviegoer is searching for.

In the feature of Screen Rant, director James Gunn shared that there is no secret formula for the film’s unexpected success. It was more on how they presented the film as they wanted and how much Marvel gave them the materials to put it to great effects.

“I like to believe it’s because WE GAVE A S**T. You aren’t numbers to us. You deserve to be given something we the creators believe in and that isn’t just seeking a big opening weekend. I love my characters, I care about the quality of the movie, and Marvel was cool enough to let us take some risks. Hopefully, THAT’S the lesson – that we’ll see more spectacle movies coming out of Hollywood that the filmmakers actually believe in, and that take risks, NOT just a bunch of superhero or space movies trying to be funny,” said the avid director of the all out action-comedy film via Screen Rant.

With “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” success as clear as crystal, it comes to no surprise that a sequel to it is already on its way as Marvel made the furtive announcement of the franchise during the San Diego Comic-Con.

Certainly, “Guardians of the Galaxy” has emerged to be one of the most successful films of the year. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s time that you rush to the theaters near you. That concludes our report for the U.S. domestic success of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for the latest updates in the entertainment industry.

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