Guardians of the Galaxy destined to be August's biggest box office hitter
Disney and Marvel are set to launch their newest property, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise on the 31st August (UK). It stars Chris Pratt (Her), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious) and Bradley Cooper (American Hustle). With it's sequel already confirmed and the cast also returning, Guardians of the Galaxy has a lot of expectations to live up to.
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
The marketing campaign for this movie has been nothing short of great. Albeit, it could be guilty of being forced down our throats, you can't take away from the quality of trailers and visually great posters that have helped pump this movie up. It's cast will help this movie surge to the top of the box office upon it's release. Chris Pratt is a rising star and is poised to be a big star in the future, with Guardians possibly being his springboard. Also, do not underestimate the popularity of Vin Diesel. Yes, the guy is limited as an actor, but 77 million like on his official Facebook page suggests he has a very loyal fan base. With Guardians being released in August will only benefit the movie maximising its potential profit. generally, August releases face less competition than it would in May, June or July.