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BOX OFFICE: “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Opens Big In China

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BOX OFFICE: “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Opens Big In China

They may be known as The Interplanetary Unusual Attack Team overseas, but wherever the “Guardians of the Galaxy” travel, they continue to break box office records.

According to The Wrap, the Disney-Marvel Studios film picked up $26.6 million dollars in its opening weekend in China, making it the country’s strongest October box office debut. “Guardians of the Galaxy” has now taken in $687 million globally — $361 million of that has been earned overseas. The Wrap also notes that the film is the third-highest Marvel-Disney opening in China, placing behind “Iron Man 3” and this year’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” each taking in $64.5 million and $38.8 million in their respective opening weekends. “Guardians” has also passed “Man of Steel’s” global gross of $663 million.

Stateside, “Gone Girl” held onto the top spot for the second week in a row. The David Fincher-directed thriller picked up $26.8 million, only dropping 29 percent from last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, looks to be Fincher’s highest grossing film.

The debut of “Dracula Untold” — a supernatural origin story for Vlad the Impaler — was the biggest competition for “Gone Girl,” finishing in second place with $23.5 million. Robert Downey Jr.’s courtroom drama “The Judge” finished in fifth place in its debut, with $13.3 million.

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