‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Blows Estimates Away With Potential $95-98 Million Opening Weekend

August 2, 2014 6:31 AM

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Thanks to good word-of-mouth and a healthy marketing push, Marvel and Disney have a huge hit on their hands with James Gunn‘s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Latest estimates have it on track to bring in between $95-98 million over its opening weekend, which could surpass “Captain America: The Winter Soldier's” $95.023 million.

The unusual sci-fi/superhero film was an uncertainty in the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, but appears to have more than earned its already-greenlit sequel, set for 2017. The film already set the best Thursday debut of the year with $11.2 million, and is on pace for a nearly $40 mi...

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