‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Tops $700 Million Worldwide

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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