Guardians rule galaxy at box office

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .


It’s “Guardians of the Galaxy," starring Chris Pratt, to the rescue of the summer box office. 
The movie with (until now) third or fourth-tier Marvel Comics characters was No. 1 for the weekend with an estimated $94 million in North America and another $66.4 million internationally for a global box office of $160.4 million so far, according to Rentrak. 
Media analyst Paul Dergarabedian reports that “Guardians of the Galaxy” posted the biggest August opening of all time and the third highest of 2014. 
Here are the top 10 estimates: 
1. “Guardians of the Galaxy” — $94,000,000.
2. “Lucy” — $18,283,420, bringing its North American total to $79,570,805 so far. 
3. “Get on Up” — $14,030,580.
4. “Hercules” — $10,700,000, for $52,348,048 to date. 
5. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” — $8,700,000, nudging the sequel to $189,329,673.
6. “Planes: Fire and Rescue” — $6,424,000, for $47,596,000 to date. 
7. “The Purge:  Anarchy” — $5,551,040, or $62,962,015 since release. 
8. “Sex Tape” — $3,550,000, or $33,908,464 so far. 
9. “And So It Goes” — $3,344,160, for $10,472,943 in North America.
10. “A Most Wanted Man” — 3,324,265, bumping its total to $7,058,914.


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