The Marvel franchise critics once called too-minor and too-goofy to succeed has upped the ante yet again. Guardians of the Galaxy has surpassed The Lego Movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office.
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It's been a hell of a month for Guardians of the Galaxy. Thirty days ago, the film crushed box office records with the biggest August opening of all time. Soon thereafter, it outpaced Transformers to set a new 10-day box office record. A week ago, the film recovered from a one-weekend coup by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to reclaim the pole position at the box office. And yesterday, with the end of August still days away, GOTG retained its number-one standing while pulling in an estimated $3.8-million, bringing its total domestic haul to $262.1-million. In doing so, GotG has overtaken frontrunners The Lego Movie (now at #3 for 2014, with $257.75-million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (now sitting second, at $259.77-million).