After grossing $11.2 million in Thursday evening showings, the film continued its successful streak during its opening weekend.
Though analysts initially forecast an opening weekend of $70 million to $75 million, many now predict "Guardians" could potentially orbit to $90 to $100 million.
Director James Gunn's "Guardians," starring
"Guardians" topped the start for Marvel's
The film, which cost about $170 million to make, opened in 4,080 theaters. So far it's been a big hit. On Rotten Tomatoes, it averaged 92% on the "tomatometer" and 96% of audiences said they wanted to see it, as of Saturday.
"Clearly, Marvel is a magic word at the box office right now," Fandango chief correspondent Dave Karger told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.