A few weeks ago, this column was skeptical that Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' could reach $300 million. Now, it seems impossible that it won't. Thanks to ecstatic word of mouth, killer marketing and only one genuinely successful box office challenger (that would be 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Marvel's oddball space opera has managed to spend three of the past four weekends at the number one spot at the box office, giving it enough momentum to officially become the highest grossing film of 2014.
Well, I did it! You only get one take, so I had to be happy with this one. It was cold!!! And, the kids were only WAY TOO happy to dump the ice water on me! The best part of this? The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has now raised over $31 MILLION to fight ALS, including $8.6 [...]