Friday, May 24, 2024

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Shatters August Opening Weekend Records


Before this weekend, the biggest opening weekend in the month of August ever was for “The Bourne Ultimatum” in 2007. That number was $69,283,690.

But now “Galaxy of the Guardians” has shattered that record with a $94 million opening from Friday through today. Marvel-ous!!! “Guardians” even has a nice $66 mil internationally, with lots more to come. The future is limitless. And something tells me the Marvel insta-classic will hold right through Labor Day and the return to school. Disney’s Alan Horn should be very very happy.

Plus, the soundtrack, as I told you, is a big big hit.

Keep refreshing for more box office updates this morning…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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