Meanwhile, Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster, the James Gunn-directed outer space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy, became the sixth movie of the summer to cross the $200 million mark as it remained in second place with $24.7 million, down just 41% in its third weekend.
The $222 million it has grossed after three weekends makes it the sixth-highest grossing movie of 2014. With two more full weeks of the summer and it likely to be hanging out in the Top 5 both weeks, we would not be surprised to see “Guardians” gross the $21 million needed to become the top-grossing movie of the summer over Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s $243 million. It also needs just $37 million more to beat Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the highest grossing movie of the YEAR. It could happen!
Guardians of the Galaxy also added $33.1 million overseas for an international total of $196.4 million and worldwide total of $418.7 million.
Like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Guardians” already has a sequel in development that’s already been given a release date, except that Marvel have given themselves an extra year to make it.
20th Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes became the seventh movie of the summer to cross the $200 million mark this past weekend as well, and oddly enough, that’s the third movie playing in theaters that already has a sequel in the works.
You can read the full weekend box office report over on ComingSoon.net.