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Guardians of the Galaxy Could Make $95 Million Dollars This Weekend

Written by Jude Terror on Saturday, August 02 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Guardians of the Galaxy Could Make  Million Dollars This Weekend

It would be the biggest August opening of all time.

Industry estimates just yesterday were proclaiming that Guardians of the Galaxy could break $70 million this weekend and take the record for biggest August opening of all time. But after the movie made over $11 million dollars on Thursday night alone, the new estimate is $95 million dollars. That would make it the second biggest opening of the year, a record currently held by the Michael Bay cinematic attrocity Transformers: Age of Extinction. If you want to know any more of the boring shit about that or see the numbers above but with more decimal points, check out The Hollywood Reporter or Deadline's completely indistinguishable articles.

We like to take a more visceral approach here at All-Nu The Outhousers.1.NOW!!, so let's take a look at some of the company Guardians of the Galaxy will be in if it hits this mark. From Box Office Mojo:

24 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox $102,750,665 43.8% 3,690 $27,845 $234,362,462 5/26/2006
25 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $102,685,961 35.4% 3,858 $26,616 $290,013,036 11/18/2005
26 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Par. $100,137,835 31.6% 4,260 $23,507 $317,101,119 5/22/2008
27 Transformers: Age of Extinction Par. $100,038,390 41.9% 4,233 $23,633 $238,965,915 6/27/2014
28 Iron Man Par. $98,618,668 31.0% 4,105 $24,024 $318,412,101 5/2/2008
29 Transformers: Dark of the Moon P/DW $97,852,865 27.8% 4,088 $23,937 $352,390,543 6/29/2011
30 Fast & Furious 6 Uni. $97,375,245 40.8% 3,658 $26,620 $238,679,850 5/24/2013
31 Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $95,023,721 36.7% 3,938 $24,130 $258,923,934 4/4/2014
32 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban WB $93,687,367 37.5% 3,855 $24,302 $249,541,069 6/4/2004
33 Godzilla (2014) WB $93,188,384 46.6% 3,952 $23,580 $199,922,103 5/16/2014
34 The Matrix Reloaded WB $91,774,413 32.6% 3,603 $25,471 $281,576,461 5/15/2003
35 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony $91,608,337 45.3% 4,324 $21,186 $202,408,526 5/2/2014
36 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $90,823,660 39.2% 3,996 $22,729 $231,509,253 5/23/2014
37 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $90,294,621 28.4% 3,672 $24,590 $317,575,550 11/16/2001
38 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides BV $90,151,958 37.4% 4,155 $21,697 $241,071,802 5/20/2011


Yeesh! Half that list is pretty good company, and being near the top 30 biggest opening weekends of all time is not bad for a movie no one would have believed would be successful ten years ago, but man, there are some stinkers on there. Even if we ignore Bay's Transformers movies, which have some kind of mystical appeal that I will never understand but must begrudgingly acknowledge, kind of like John Cena, there's Matrix Reloaded, Pirates of the Caribbean... um... 4?, Crystal Skull, and X-Men The Last Stand. Woof! I'm not saying Guardians of the Galaxy getting to that spot isn't amazing and that Marvel shouldn't be proud of it, I'm just always slightly in awe when I think about how much money people have paid to see terrible movies.

Anyway, great job for Guardians of the Galaxy so far. It's an original concept (for movies), it is getting great word of mouth, and it appears to be paying off for Marvel. If the projections get even higher, we'll keep you updated. I would personally go see it five times if I thought it would knock X-Men: The Last Stand down the list a spot.


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