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Projections: 'Guardians' Set for Big Launch

15 Dec, 2014 By: John Latchem



Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is preparing for a huge debut on disc after a domestic box office haul of $332.3 million, the largest tally of 2014 so far.

The Disney-distributed film is not just the 10th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also a crowd-pleasing sci-fi adventure in the vein of "Star Wars."

Other newcomers such as Warner's Dolphin Tale 2 and Sony Pictures' When the Game Stands Tall will compete with strong holdover Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, from Fox, for a top sales chart spot.

On the rental chart, Guardians' limited first-week availability at Redbox (the kiosk operator doesn't have a distribution agreement with Disney) could limit its ability to climb the charts for a few days. The top titles coming off their 28-day holdbacks are both distributed by Fox: the comedy Let's Be Cops and DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart
  Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 12/14/2014  
1 Guardians of the Galaxy Disney/Marvel New
2 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Fox 2
3 Dolphin Tale 2 Warner New
  Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 12/14/2014  
1 Let's Be Cops Fox 5
2 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Fox/DreamWorks 5
3 When the Game Stands Tall Sony Pictures New

 


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