Guardians of the Galaxy - 2014

Guardians of the GalaxyReported production budget was $170 million.

Directed by James Gunn

Produced by Kevin Feige

Screenplay by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

Based on original Guardians of the Galaxy work by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

Chris Pratt
Zoe Saldana
Dave Bautista
Vin Diesel
Bradley Cooper
Lee Pace
Ronan the AccuserMichael Rooker
Karen Gillan
Djimon Hounsou
John C. Reilly
Glenn Close
Benicio del Toro

Music by Tyler Bates

Cinematography Ben Davis

Editing by Craig Wood, Fred Raskin and Hughes Winborne

Released August 1, 2014 - closed January 22, 2015

Run time 122 minutes

Guardians of the Galaxy Box Office

Domestic USA market $333,176,600
Foreign earnings $441,000,000
Total worldwide earnings $774,176,600

Release length 175 days / 25 weeks

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Guardians clears $630 million worldwide

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Sept 21, 2014: After 52 days in theaters Guardians of the Galaxy now has a worldwide gross of $632.3 million, which makes its the 14th highest-grossing superhero film worldwide.

Aug 25, 2914: Guardians at $451 million worldwide after 24 days

Drax the Destroyer

Drax the Destroyer

"I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to."

Saw this sequence and testimonial on tumblr

Guardians at $490 million worldwide

Guardians of the Galaxy

Aug 20, 2014: Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket have become the biggest draw of the USA summer blockbuster slate after pressing past the earnings of Captain America Winter Soldier. Edging back into the #1 spot in America after two weeks trailing the reboot Ninja Turtles, Marvels space opera / superheroic sci-fi film is back in the lead with it's 1970s pop soundtrack and comedy dialogue.

Gamaora and Rocket

After 26 days in theaters, and with a domestic haul of $251 million combined with the worldwide take to grand total at $489,056,069 Million, the film is still running hard on repeat viewings and excellent word of mouth reviews.

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Guardians of the Galaxy SoundtrackI'm Not in Love
Written by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
Performed by 10CC

Come and Get Your Love
Written by Lolly Vegas
Performed by Redbone

Go All the Way
Written by Eric Carmen
Performed by The Raspberries

Mad Scene from 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
Written by Gaetano Donizetti
Performed by Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Antonio Fogliani

Hooked on a Feeling
Written by Francis Zambon (as Mark James)

Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Written and Performed by Rupert Holmes

Moonage Daydream
Written and Performed by David Bowie

Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Written and Performed by Elvin Bishop

Cherry Bomb
Written by Kim Fowley and Joan Jett
Performed by The Runaways

Ooh Child
Written by Stan Vincent
Performed by The Five Stairsteps

Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson
Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

I Want You Back
Written by Freddie Perren, Fonce Mizell, Berry Gordy and Deke Richards
Performed by Jackson 5

Guardians at 300 million plus after 10 days

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August 11, 2014: The Worldwide haul for this Marvel Studios pic after 10 days is now at $313,222,000 million. Guardians slid into the number #2 slot after Teenage Ninja Turtles reboot came out with a very good opening weekend.

Domestic market earnings for Guardians of the Galaxy at $176 million, and Foreign market $137.4 million.

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"Happy Satire of the Sad Origin Story"

Aug 5, 2014: A clever analysis of the new Guardians of the Galaxy film by Katie Kilkenny.

"Every member of the Guardians has known deep trauma. Chris Pratt’s lead Peter Quill lost his mom (cancer); Zoe Saldana’s Gamora is practically dead to the last surviving member of her family Nebula (Karen Gillan); her previous colleague-in-crime Ronan (Lee Pace) slaughtered the family of Dave Bautista’s Drax; and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) doesn’t even have a family since, as a human experiment in anthropomorphization gone wrong, he’s basically a lab animal.* As for his pet, the sentient tree Groot (Vin Diesel), who knows? He can only string together three words (the innocuous truth, “I am Groot”). Judging by the way he tortures his adversaries—pushing his roots into their nostrils, out other orifices—it’s safe to assume the tree has issues, too.

But in contrast to the rest of the genre, these sob stories don’t bestow nobility. No one’s particular woes are more “super” than another’s. In fact, any attempt at tragedy one-upmanship would counteract the movie’s shaggy, communal comedy. The Guardians aren’t superheroes so much as they are a heterogeneous mix of losers, bandits, and outlaws who know just how unexceptional they are. As Chris Pratt's character says to rally the troops, “I look around and I see losers. Like, people who have lost something.”

This article is at The Atlantic

Guardians of the Galaxy Starlord and Gamora

Guardians Opens with $160+ million worldwide haul

Industry watchers wondered what was going to happen with this outside-of-the-formula Marvel galactic hero movie. Well, now they know: Guardians has brought in a record-breaking $94 million dollar gross for USA domestic box office, and a big start worldwide with a $160 million haul.

These numbers mean Guardians will have moved past basic production costs (reportedly $170 million) in just a few days, and is poised to make a great deal more money for Marvel (the comic book company has already put $6.8 billion in movie earnings money into the Disney coffers since they bought the company in Sept 2009.)

Guardians changes the Marvel Movie world going forward

With good to better movie reviews crowding the internet, Guardians of the Universe expands the Marvel conceptual story base beyond spandex-style superheroes to now include George Lucas style space adventurers.

Since Guardians actually ties in directly to the Marvel comics hero movies, it keeps all the story balls juggling in one hand, the one Jack Kirby-Steve Ditko-Stan Lee started in 1961 with the first issue of Fantastic Four and then in 1962 with Spider-Man the books which rebooted the superhero genre.

Gamora Guardians Universe

August 4, 2014: Some have said this the most faithful to the comic book source material yet from a Marvel Comics film.

In current reviews, the word "quirky" is used the most to describe the quintet of heroes who have to get along long enough to defeat a menace (Lee Pace as Ronan) who is wielding an orb which can destroy the galaxy. (The orb in question is apparently one of the Infinity Gems - which is what the Tesseract is, too. There are other gems, six in total, which most people are suspecting will be an important part of Avengers 2 and all six together will be the plot in Avengers 3)

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Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films

List Updated Dec 20, 2017

Ranked by World Wide Earnings

*Currently in release in movie theatres

  1. The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
  3. Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
  4. Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
  5. Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
  6. The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
  7. Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony 2017) $880,166,924
  9. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
  10. Thor: Ragnarok (Disney 2017) $842,394,757
  11. Wonder Woman (2017 Warners) $821,863,408 Million
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017 Marvel-Disney) $863,565,527 Worldwide

25. Justice League (Warners DC) $636,616,917

Original Page Aug 2014 | Update July 2015