Is there any stopping the Guardians of the Galaxy?

The smash hit  rumbles on, bringing in Box Office cash two months after it’s early August release.

Clearly Marvel put a lot into the marketing to get the little known team into the public consciousnesses, as you can’t move now without seeing images of Rocket Racoon or Groot, even Star-Lord, even more so now that the holiday season’s are approaching how many of us are already anticipating a call from one of the Guardians this Halloween?

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And now they’ve passed the $700 million mark in the worldwide Box Office!

The Marvel movie opened in China on October 10th and became the biggest grossing movie for that territory for a debuting movie in October ($29.8 million). Additionally that makes Guardians of the Galaxy the third highest grossing debut movie for Disney in the Chinese market, placing it among heavyweights such as Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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With that the movie now becomes the fourth highest grossing movie in the Marvel Studio’s history, behind The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Captain America The Winter Soldier. One with an all new cast with no returning favorites!

So where next for Star-Lord and his rag-tag band of misfits? Well, sky’s the limit. The film is due to open in Italy on October 22nd and it’d be a brave man or woman to gamble against that Box office record tumbling under the weight of the GOTG bandwagon, which right now is steam-rolling everything in it’s path with consummate ease.

Right now Kevin Feige must be rubbing his hands with glee at the success that the studio has enjoyed this year. not just with Guardians, but also when you combine the gross of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, then Marvel Studios has grossed $1.4 billion, and that doesn’t even take into account DVD sales.

The saying goes,” you’re only as good as your last movie.” Well so far it’s been hit after hit after hit, and with the announcements about what we can expect in Phase 3 of Marvel’s grand plan to conquer the cinematic universe it would seem the Comic Book Movie bubble won’t be bursting anytime soon.

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Sources:, Comic Book Resources