‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rockets Past $300 Million at Both Domestic, Foreign Box Office

Disney’s Marvel space romp is only movie to top that mark in U.S. this year

Last Updated: September 13, 2014 @ 9:10 AM

“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.

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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.”

James Gunn directed “Guardians,” which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista — with Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper voicing a talking tree and a heavily armed raccoon.

Disney has set the sequel for July of 2017.