Marvel’s Guardians rockets to S$117m domestic debut, setting August record
Published on Aug 4, 2014 2:42 AM
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Guardians Of The Galaxy, Walt Disney Co’s offbeat space adventure featuring extraterrestrial misfits and a talking raccoon, made US$94 million (S$117 million) in ticket sales this weekend, setting a record for an August film opening.
The film’s strong beginning, however, is not likely to jumpstart a lacklustre summer box office season.
The 3D movie, which stars lesser-known characters in Disney’s Marvel comic book universe, added US$66.4 million from international markets, for a global debut of US$160.4 million, Disney said on Sunday.
Guardians outgunned last weekend’s leader, the science-fiction thriller Lucy that collected another US$18.3 million in sales at domestic theatres, according to estimates from Rentrak.
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