After last night's preview shows generated more than $11 million, the $70 million that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was expected to generate at the U.S. box office has been raised to $90 million, Variety reports.
The film outpaced Captain America: The Winter Soldier's first night and that film went on to generate $95 million. On the other hand, Cap 2 opened at 10 p.m., limiting the number of screenings as compared to the 7 p.m. opening of Guardians.
Even the $70 million projection would have seen it pass The Bourne Ultimatum as the biggest August opening weekend of all time. The $90 million would obviously blow that record away as well as making it one of the biggest non-sequel openings in Marvel's studio history (bested only by Iron Man's $98 million opening and The Avengers's massive $200 million-plus haul, although most cound The Avengers as a kind of collective sequel anyway).0comments