Guardians of the Galaxy is the biggest movie of the year
I have still to see Guardians of the Galaxy, but if the word of mouth is to be believed then my life will never be the same and I should cut off my testicles now because not even sex will compare to the awesomeness of this movie.
As such it has now become the top-grossing movie of the year in America, beating out “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and it’s a dead-cert to cross $300 Million all in.
Worldwide however, Guardians has some work to do. The superhero romp trails the billion-dollar grossing Transformers: Age of Extinction as well as Maleficent, X-Men, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and How to Train your Dragon 2.
I have to give a slow hand clap to Disney and St Angie this year. Not only are Disney literally vomiting up Marvel money to then eat it up and shit it back out, but with the addition of Frozen’s international rollout and the huge overperformance of Maleficent as the second biggest film of the year worldwide, the Disney shareholders will be fapping into Maleficent branded cups as the tweak their icy money nipples.
Another overperforming story at this years box-office is one which only genius and visionary Megan Fox foresaw, as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has not only opened well, but has actually developed impressive box office stamina as it lurches towards $200 Million. Disgustingly.
Finally this weekend its worth mentioning that The Hundred Foot Journey has already passed a 4.0x multiplier after a month of release. This pic will definitely close north of $50 Million now as we predicted. I like saying “as we predicted” because not only do I get to be smug about being right, but I also get to pretend theres more than one of me, as If i had a conference about this shit. A conference with the drunk, slurry vision of me in the mirror, maybe.
Full chart after the jump
Chart courtesy of Boxofficemojo.com
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Weekend Gross||% Change||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||1||Guardians of the Galaxy||$22,178,000||+28.9%||$280,475,000||$170||5|
|2||2||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)||$15,700,000||-6.1%||$166,356,000||$125||4|
|3||3||If I Stay||$11,600,000||-26.0%||$32,162,000||$11||2|
|4||4||Let’s Be Cops||$10,550,000||-2.4%||$59,672,000||$17||3|
|5||N||As Above/So Below||$10,322,000||–||$10,322,000||–||1|
|6||N||The November Man||$10,200,000||–||$11,900,000||–||1|
|7||5||When the Game Stands Tall||$8,000,000||-4.6%||$18,670,000||$15||2|
|9||9||The Hundred-Foot Journey||$6,328,000||+18.5%||$41,123,000||$22||4|
|10||6||The Expendables 3||$4,550,000||-29.8%||$34,189,000||–||3|