Disney’s Marvel space romp is only movie to top that mark in U.S. this year
“Guardians of the Galaxy” has rocketed past two box office milestones.
The Marvel superhero space romp has now topped the $300 million mark in both domestic and foreign grosses, Disney said late Friday.
It’s the only movie to top $300 million domestically this year. Disney and Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ($259.7 million) and Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” ($257.7 million) are the next highest-grossing films domestically, falling well shy.
Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is fourth with $244.8 million domestically, but is the global leader with $1.07 billion. The bulk of that came from China, where Michael Bay‘s toybot epic has grossed more than $300 million.
It looks like the recent three-week run at No. 1 will end for “Guardians” this weekend, its seventh in release. “Guardians” debuted on top with $94.3 million on the first weekend in August and went on to become the summer’s highest-grossing movie. It was running third on Friday, behind openers “No Good Deed” and “Dolphin Tale 2.”
Disney has set the sequel for July of 2017.