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Marvel's "Guardians" Is Summer 2014's Biggest

By Garth Franklin Sunday August 24th 2014 10:56PM

James Gunn's Marvel Comics adaptation "Guardians of the Galaxy" has racked up $251.8 million at the domestic box office in just four weeks.

This weekend it officially passed Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" ($243.8 million) to become the top grossing movie released this summer in the United States.

In fact, within the next few days it's expected to surpass Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" ($259.7 million) to become the top-grossing movie of 2014 domestically. The news comes as 'Guardians' re-took the top spot at the North American box-office in its fourth weekend with a $17.6 million haul.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" still reigns supreme worldwide though with a worldwide box-office take of $1.07 billion. 'Guardians' isn't even close yet with just $489.5 million worldwide, but it has yet to open in numerous territories including China and Japan.

Source: Variety

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