Guardians of the Galaxy GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Earns $11.2 Million On Opening Night! written by Sean Gerber August 1, 2014 Marvel’s supposedly big gamble just had the unquestionably biggest night of any film thus far in 2014. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY earned $11.2 million last night and is well on its way to having the biggest opening weekend ever in August. The film’s Cinemascore won’t be determined until tonight, but it currently sits at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, which bodes very well for strong word-of-mouth. Source: The Hollywood Reporter GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Earns $11.2 Million On Opening Night! was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Guardians of the GalaxyMarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 14 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. 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August 12, 2014 Michael Lalaian I was happy to contribute to this record 😉 Adrian Marvel Studios is killing it with two of the best reviewed films this year thus far. We all know they’re going to clean up with Age of Ultron next year. It’s all just so damn impressive. Adrian Edmondson Seeing this tomorrow , can’t wait . Robert Reineke Seeing this tonight, but it’s certainly already on track to be a very big success. Jupiter Ascending moving certainly opened up a bunch of screens too. It’s playing on 7 screens at the local multiplex. texvor Won’t say that that i told you guys so….And this is why i kept telling comic book fans..you shouldn’t worry about the concept of GotG. Not many people have said that its ridiculous because it has a talking tree and a trigger happy raccoon. It was always going to be the content that would determine its success. And that appears to be the case judging by the tracking numbers for the film so far. I figure now that Fox will try to cash in on this by announcing a Star jammers movie in their Xverse… Its too bad WB felt that they couldn’t embrace the Green Lantern concept for what it is instead of trying to make it into something that it wasn’t including the character of Hal Jordon. But that’s what you get when you hire the comic book movie killer Ryan Reynolds….If they do Deadpool, please god let him stay away from it as far as possible… Guest I may stand alone on this, but I don’t blame Ryan Reynolds for either of his unsuccessful outings in comic book movies. He was simply miscast for two horribly-written movies. There are still roles for Van Wilder out there. If you need an example, I think he’d make a great Booster Gold. stock I don’t think he was miscast for either role, but they certainly screwed the pooch for Deadpool. He’s a disembodied head now, isn’t he? With his lips sewed shut. That was a good idea. stock Starjammers is the group led by the father of the Summers boys, right? Don’t know about that, since they seem to be going into the Apocalypse direction for X-Men, and I don’t remember that crossing over. But I wouldn’t doubt that Star Wars will suddenly become much less heavy than what it may have been originally intended to be. texvor Come on stock..plans change..we don’t know whaey going to do after apocalypse but we do know they are considering Xmen spin offs…you don’t think Fox wouldn’t want to cash in on GotG success? stock Sure, Tex. I’m reminded of a Walter Koenig story of Paramount execs after Star Wars came out and became a cultural phenomena. They remembered they had Trek, and made a boring movie that started a franchise. But Trek isn’t Star Wars. Same species, different animal. I’m afraid that Starjammers or any other rag-tag group of space heroes is going to be seen as a lame ripoff. Could be wrong, but I don’t think Sony wants to make Battle Beyond the Stars. texvor That isn’t the point, the point is when a studio thinks there is money to be made,they will make it. Bottom line. Star Jammers is a similar concept to GotG because its superheroes in space. Even more so because the original GotG they weren’t a bunch of misfit renegades led by a man kidnapped by aliens, Star Jammers had those elements. Since Fox is determined to screw over Marvel at any possibility i wouldn’t be suprised if they even tried to do something like that especially with Mark Miler at the studio telling them that they have their own version of GOTG. It all depends if Fox owns those characters.. stock I get your point, Tex. Great movies that make serious bank get copied. My point is that it would be brazenly stupid to do so. Jaws begat Orca and Piranha, Star Wars begat Battle Beyond the Stars and countless other copies, Raiders begat King Solomon’s Mines. Many made by Golan Globus. Some might even be guilty pleasures. But most people can tell sh.. from Shinola. If Fox makes a Starjammers movie about a guy who’s kidnapped into space and leads a diverse group of aliens in a space pirate ship, I think most are going to see it as what it is. Fox may be able to put a decent amount of money into it too, and make a quality flick, unlike those others I mentioned, but it would still be a GOTG ripoff in the minds of the audience. I don’t know who runs these studios and have never really cared. I guess I’ll care when I pitch an idea to them in my next life. I do think that when 2 companies share ownership on characters, there’s obviously a problem. You have Mutants in Fox, and Miracles at Marvel. There should be some kind of Gentlemen’s Agreement between the two to both be able to use the characters as they are written in the comics. texvor That’s the thing..they don’t care..as long as there is a buck to be made they will make it. We have seen this before. After Batman 89 came out we had several studios trying to cash in by making the characters a little bit too bat man esque. Even the flash tv show was kinda ripping into the batman style. And look what happened with Greenlantern when they tried to riff into Iron Man’s style and portrayal of Tony Stark. So maybe the audience may see it for what it is but really in this day and age and the internet…all it has confirmed is there are more stupid people than there was before…and that’s why they will see it if it happens as well as the xmen fans…if fox is clever enough to get a team that is talented enough to make it a good film and be different than who konws..but yes i won’t be suprised if they do copy it. Hey berto As a movie, I really liked it.. it works in ways many movies dream of.. and that credits rests squarely on James Gunn’s shoulders. I didn’t fall in love with film itself, as much as I did the transcendent quality of it. It delivers on every aspect it attempts to, and that’s extremely rare, in my opinion. It doesn’t feel like a Marvel Movie at all, and that’s not disrespect to either party. It is it’s own thing. What really resonated with me is how it works on a bigger level. The film itself does not resemble The Dark Knight in any respect, but it has drawn in people that wouldn’t give a shit about it. It’s captured what a summer movie should be in a fresh, bold and fun new way. It’s bigger than the sum of its parts, and has outdone just about every Marvel movie that came before it, and that’s what I dig more than the film itself. The experience left me grinning ear to ear and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if this is the kind of thing that becomes a much younger generation’s Star Wars. Bold words, I know.. and I’m not saying that is the case, just saying it wouldn’t surprise me.