“Guardians” Tops Biggest On Screen Body Count

Despite its lighthearted tone, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” has quite definitively topped a study of the biggest on screen body counts in blockbuster films – mostly due to its finale.

Financial services comparison website Go Compare (via The Guardian) has conducted a study of the best-performing Hollywood films since the 1940s and come to the conclusion that ‘Guardians’ racks up an estimated on-screen body count of 83,871.

Most of that comes from the climactic battle between Ronan’s forces and the Nova Corps with approximately 80,000 Nova Corps pilots killed. It pushes the film past its nearest competitor, last year’s “Dracula Untold” which, with its massive army decimation scenes, managed a body count of 5,687. Here’s the Top 10 list:

1. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – 83,871 on-screen deaths
2. Dracula Untold (2014) – 5,687
3. The Sum of All fears (2002) – 2,922
4. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003) – 2,798
5. 300: Rise of An Empire (2014) – 2,234
6. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) – 1,741
7. The Matrix Revolutions (2003) – 1,647
8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) – 1,417
9. Braveheart (1995) – 1,297
10. The Avengers (2012) – 1,019

Disney Parks Blog has also released a video showing off a highly detailed new model of The Collector’s Fortress which will be a part of the ‘Guardians’-themed ride “Mission: BREAKOUT” at the Disney California Adventure Park.

The upcoming attraction will soon replace the Hollywood Tower Hotel and the model will be replicated in full scale as the Disneyland team assemble it over the next few months ahead of its opening next Summer.