I’m Hooked on a Feeling
People still can not get enough of epic space battles, witty banter, 1970’s classic hits, and of course Chris Pratt with his shirt off. That is why Marvel’s latest action/comedy film Guardians of the Galaxy is still sitting number one at the weekend box office for a fourth straight weekend while the film is in its sixth week of being released in theaters. The epic flick detailing the adventures of StarLord and his band of galactic misfit saviors brought in $10.2 million this past week, with its overall domestic totaling $294.6 million. This beat out Marvel’s previous successful film, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, which brought in a domestic total of $259.8 million during its time in the theaters. To make things even better for everyone who worked on the film, Guardians of the Galaxy also brought in an additional $11.5 million internationally, which helped bring its worldwide total to a whopping $586.2 million!
At a time when many people avoid going to the movie theaters because of the financial strain, it is amazing that Guardians has been able to continually draw crowds to theaters all over the world over the past month and a half. On account of the tremendous success that Guardians had after its first week of release, Marvel has already announced its plans for the sequel to the film, which is set to be released in May of 2016.
Can’t All Be Winners
Despite Guardians of the Galaxy continually blowing up the box office, this past week was an overall low one for all movies worldwide. The total box office amount for all films in theaters was down a shocking 23 percent compared to last year. With the increasing price of movie tickets, especially those in 3D and/or IMAX, moviegoers have turned to alternative methods of viewing their favorite movies without having to empty their wallets in the process. However, despite the box office being at a recent low point, there are still several films set for release this year that will help raise the total box office amount from the point its at now. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part One, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and Interstellar are just a few of the many films set for release later this year that are anticipated to bring in a hefty amount of revenue for theaters all over the world.