Last week saw the rise of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” as its third highest grossing pic, becoming Marvel’s fourth pic to gross over $700 million. Over its course on the weekend, “Guardians of the Galaxy” bested “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” becoming the highest grossing comic book title movie for 2014. Read on for further details.
Nobody could have ever suspected that an obscure comic title would overturn most of Marvel’s more renowned characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men and Captain America. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is now certified as 2014’s highest grossing comic book movie, outperforming the likes of “Days of Future Past,” with a total gross of up to over $752 million worldwide, earning $3.4 million in its opening weekend in Italy.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is still at #3 spot for the highest grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office so far, followed by “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “Maleficent.” However, it is expected to pass “Maleficent” next week, taking up the #2 spot worldwide. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the 14 movie of 2014 to gross over $300 million, which it did in 10 days, and the third Walt Disney Studios to gross over $700 million. Moreover, it is the fourth pic for Marvel to do so behind “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the 10th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro. The film is directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is scheduled to be released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for digital download on Nov. 18, 2014 and on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD on Dec. 9, 2014, which will include behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentary, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and an exclusive preview of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
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