Weekend Estimates Continue To Climb As Guardians Pulls In $37.95 Million
We've already seen the estimate rise from $60-70 million to $80-90 million for Guardians of the Galaxy, but now that they have Friday's box office numbers in they are moving the bar up again. Deadline has the movie coming in between $92.5 million and $95.5 million. The latter number would put it above the opening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95 million).
The movie has pulled in $37.95 million already domestically (including the $11.2 from Thursday night). With these numbers, some other sites like Box Office Mojo are even talking about the movie breaking the $100 million mark. Only Transformers: Age Of Extinction has been able to do that this year and Guardians is already ahead of that.
Either way, it seems that the movie is guaranteed to break the current box office record for August of $70 million (The Bourne Ultimatum) without any problem.