Guardians of the Galaxy continues its success as it has now become Marvel Studios’ third biggest movie in the U.S.
With Guardians of the Galaxy now grossing about $319.1 million domestically, it has now passed Iron Man.
It’s tailing Marvel’s #2 movie in the U.S., Iron Man 3, by about $90 million.
The Avengers is the current bread winner for Marvel with a domestic gross of about $623.3 million.
To date, Guardians of the Galaxy has a worldwide gross of about $644.3 million, which gives it the fifth rank overall among Marvel Studios movies and sixth overall for Marvel comic book movies.
Guardians will pass by Thor 2 shortly and become the fourth best Marvel Studios movie as it’s just shy by about $10 million.
James Gunn is pretty excited by the news as well:
Awesome. 3rd biggest Marvel movie in the US, and biggest Marvel franchise starter ever. Thanks, guys! Happy Sunday!
#GuardiansoftheGalaxy just passed up the original Iron Man domestically to become Marvel’s 3rd biggest US hit ever (after Avengers & IM3).
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 28, 2014
Marvel has given Guardians of the Galaxy 2 a July 28, 2017 release.