Another Marvel-ous weekend for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Guardians of the Galaxy blast away the competition with $94 million, the biggest August debut since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum, Box Office Mojo reports.
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), and Vin Diesel (Groot) tries to keep peace throughout all galaxies as the space equivalents of the Avengers, who broke numerous records to not only become 2012's top-grossing film, but also the highest-grossing, live-action superhero movie of all time.
At the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, Marvel announced a second Guardians movie set for release on July 28, 2017: illustrating the possibility of Marvel facing off against Wonder Woman, the Justice League, or other DC Comics superheroes Warner Bros. hopes to bring forth on the big screen to set up the DC Comics Cinematic Universe.
Lucy, last weekend's #1 winner starring fellow Marvel Avenger Scarlett Johansson (aka the Black Widow), drops to number two with $18.2 million -- bringing its domestic total to almost $80 million dollars.
In two weeks comes The Expendables 3, the third -- and last? -- installment of Sylvester Stallone's middle-aged action hero franchise.
Sly brought in fresh blood in the form of Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson, as well as the next generation for this latest mission, where mercenary Barney Ross and his crew becomes the target of revenge for Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), an embittered arms dealer who once co-founded the Expendables with Ross ... and his arrival could shake the team's foundation. Check out the final trailer at Deadline.