Who would have thought a movie about some obscure Marvel Comics characters would outperform Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Captain America? Over the weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy passed X-Men: Days of Future Past to become the highest grossing comic book movie of 2014 at the worldwide box office.
In Guardians of the Galaxy’s opening weekend in Italy, the film brought in $3.4 million at the box office. Guardians of the Galaxy has now grossed $752.6 million at the worldwide box office. Not only is Guardians of the Galaxy the #1 comic book movie of the year, but it’s also the third highest grossing movie of the year worldwide so far.
Guardians of the Galaxy trails only Transformers: Age of Extinction and Maleficent at the worldwide box office, and Guardians of the Galaxy is likely to pass Maleficent in the next week to move into the #2 spot worldwide.
While there are still some big films to be released before the end of the year, all the major live-action comic book movies have been released already. Guardians of the Galaxy will almost certainly maintain the title of top grossing superhero film of 2014 both at the U.S. box office and the worldwide box office.