“Guardians of the Galaxy” Already Cleaning Up at the Box Office

Marvel has a certified summer blockbuster on its hand with Guardians of the Galaxy.

The sci-fi feature, which stars Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt, grossed $11.2 million during its Thursday evening premiere, Variety said Friday. The feat makes Guardians the biggest August opener, edging out previous title-holder The Bourne Ultimatum.

Guardians hasnotched the largest pre-opening box office of the year, leaving earlier top performers, like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Godzilla and The Amazing Spiderman 2 in the dust. The flick also managed to top another Marvel picture, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opened with $10.2 million in pre-weekend revenue last spring.

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