Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Explodes Friday for $90 Million Opening

Originally posted by variety.com AUGUST 1, 2014 | 01:13PM PT by: Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary Summer box office is receiving a much-needed boost, thanks to a boffo opening by Marvel-Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Early Friday afternoon estimates placed the new superhero property’s opening weekend at $90 million — far above recent forecasts in the $70 million range. Starring…

Vin Diesel's Big Marvel Movie Tease — So Is He Playing a Hero or Villain?

Is Vin Diesel joining the Marvel universe? (Photo: Vin Diesel/Facebook) It’s hard to tell which character in the sprawling Marvel Universe might be the perfect fit for Vin Diesel. There are so many fast and furious heroes to go around … not to mention villains, too. The “Riddick” star first teased his possible involvement with an upcoming Marvel…