You’ve probably heard that a lot of the films released over the weekend tanked big time at the box office. Frank Miller‘s Sin City followup being the costliest of the weekend opening floppers. Those box office results are interesting, but what really ices my cupcake, marshmallow’s my Hot Chocolate, and Baby Powders my tushie is that James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is back in the number one spot!
Now this is the point that I am gonna say, “I told you so!” I may have been one week off on my prediction, but my thoughts on how Guardians would do this summer were right on the money. Now I do my happy dance. To help you picture this in your mind:
This fourth weekend brought another $17.6 million to GOTG’s domestic box office. That was enough to catapult the movie past Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s $243.4 million total with a whooping $251.9 million domestic total. That’s right, as of now Gunn’s tale of space bound misfits making good is the number one movie of the summer. GOTG only needs another $8 million to surpass Marvel’s other big box office success this year, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, making it the highest grossing domestic film of 2014.
World wide the story changes a bit. GOTG grossed $489.5 million, which is not even half of Transformers: Age of Extinction’s $1.065 BILLION, but GOTG does still have a chance to get closer. GOTG still has the following countries to open in:
Germany: 28 August 2014
Greece: 4 September 2014
Japan: 13 September 2014
Italy: 22 October 2014
Will these openings be enough to make it past the Bay juggernaut? I wouldn’t expect it to, but I do think it might catch and pass these films below:
|3|| X-Men: Days of Future Past
|4|| Captain America: The Winter Soldier
|5|| The Amazing Spider-Man 2
I’ll go ahead and make another prediction here and say that GOTG will come in a strong second, outselling Transformers: Age of Extinction in DVD/Blue ray sales. Will that be enough to make up the World Wide Box Office difference? I unfortunately doubt it will, but one can always hope!