‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Tops $700 Million Worldwide

Guardians of the Galaxy

Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” has topped the $700 million mark at the worldwide box office following its debut last weekend in China.

The action-adventure tentpole has taken in $326.7 million domestically and $378.4 million internationally. It’s the fourth highest worldwide grosser this year after “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at $1.08 billion, Disney’s “Maleficent” at $757 million and Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at $714 million.

“Guardians” is also the fourth Marvel film to pass $700 million after “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy” opened in China on Oct. 10 and has grossed $43.4 million since then, trailing only the U.K. at $47.3 million. Russia generated $37.5 million and Australia took in $24.4 million.

Italy is the film’s final market, where it will open on Oct. 22.

Marvel and Disney have already tapped director James Gunn to return for  “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” due out July 28, 2017.


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  1. Sam says:

    Wow. If it only makes 2 billion more dollars it will have caught up with Avatar…. oh.

    • Geo says:

      Oh, I believe Marvel has something in store for James Cameron and co. Keep in mind, these marvel phases are leading up to a grand finale. The Phase 3 (or 4) end film will most likely take the top spot for highest grossing film in history.

      • Vince says:

        I’m a big Marvel fan. Guardians is great. It deserves the success its receiving. But there is no way on this planet that any Marvel movie is going to do that kind of box office. Avatar was an event movie. They are rare. It had nothing to do with its story, because let’s face it, it was awful. But 3d in that format was new. It was before everyone was sick of it. It’s going to be a long time before that movie gets topped. Not even Star Wars 7 is going to do that kind of money.

  2. Great film


    Aeylias Lopez,Confrom Comics, rangercore

  3. LOL I loved how the writer of this article tried BURYING X-Men, lets not forget its also a Marvel FIlm! Just being made by Fox. X-men Days Of Future Past has made 746 Million Dollars Worldwide!!! And It is Now out on DVD and Blu-ray. Amazing film go buy it!

  4. Bradshaw says:

    If only it were actually as good as the hype.

  5. James McFadden says:

    This article is incorrect. X-Men Days of Future Past is the highest grossing comic book movie this year and isn’t even listed amongst the top grossing films. Get your facts right before you report them or your “news” is only fanciful fluff.

  6. Movie Heat says:

    Wrong. It’s the sixth highest worldwide grosser this year after “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at $1.08 billion, Disney’s “Maleficent” at $757 million, Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” at $746 million, Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-man 2” at $709 million and Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at $714 million.

    • Paul says:

      Already overtaken 2 of those moves & will soon pass Maleficent.

    • Phil W says:

      Some of those movies opened last year…. So some that box office was received last year. So films that have made money this year make it stand at number 5….. soon to be number 3.

      • Movie Heat says:

        Nope, all of these film opened within 2014, for Christ’s sake! Do you people go the movies or not? All 6 of these (including GotG) opened in 2014, and all of them after April to be exact!!

      • Tom H says:

        Its going to overtake 3 of those movies very soon….. So not much of a point.

  7. Ben says:

    It also opens in Switzerland on the 22nd.

  8. 2014swbuckley says:

    X-Men DOFP went to 746m worldwide so that puts it ahead of Captain America and Guardians. So Guardians is the 5th biggest grossing film of 2014.

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