It was a big weekend for Marvel and its movie "Guardians of the Galaxy", which debuted with $94 million at the worldwide box office. This was not only higher than projected but it also destroyed the August box office premiere record, which was previously held by "The Bourne Ultimatum", with $69.3 million in 2007.
Comic-book films have been dominating the box office for some time now and that doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. "Guardians" opened slightly lower than Marvel's other property that released this year, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", which came in at $95 million.
Compared to other comic-book films released this year that were distributed by other studios, "Guardians" came in higher than Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", which racked up $91.6 million, as well as Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at $90.8 million
Another interesting tidbit about the success of the film was the breakdown of ticket holders. 44% of them were female. That’s the highest percentage of any film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. Another cool statistic was that 55% of ticket purchasers were over the age of 25.
Gunn produced an incredibly fun film ,that was filled with beautiful visuals, action and heart, and anchored by a wonderful ensemble. He will be returning to the writer and director's chair for "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", which we are all very pleased about.
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