‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Has Massive, Record Breaking Opening

So Marvel’s newest film premiered this last weekend, and it shattered expectations. Guardians of the Galaxy was originally only expected to make $60-75 million on its opening weekend domestically, but instead crushed that figure with a jaw dropping $94 million in North America.

That makes it the third largest domestic debut this summer (behind only Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Transformers 4), and more importantly the biggest North American opening in August of all time.

Not bad for a movie based off a comic most people had never heard of.

Internationally, the film made $66.4 million, for a total opening figure of $160.4 million – which is pretty impressive too. If you want to hear our thoughts about Guardians of the Galaxy here at Nerd & Tie, go on over to our special episode of the podcast where we review the film, but you should go see the movie first.

Do it.

Like right now.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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