Magazine article Screen International

Market Gets Ready for Guardians

Magazine article Screen International

Market Gets Ready for Guardians

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes swung to top spot last weekend but Marvel Studios' Guardians Of The Galaxy is standing by to knock the primates off their perch.

Guardians makes an initial sortie into 42 territories day-and-date with North America through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

Studio brass anticipate heavy-hitting highlights from the UK, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and South Korea.

Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana star alongside a talking raccoon and a talking tree voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, respectively.

James Gunn's comic book adaptation centres on a deep space motely crew who battle an evil nemesis. Guardians is one of the lesser known properties from the Marvel treasure chest but should prosper if reviews, social media footprint and recent chatter at Comic-Con are anything to go by.

Maleficent stands at $487.1m and Planes: Fire & Rescue has reached $26m.

Fox International's reigning champion Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes has climbed to $219. …

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