“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.