Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will pass the $200M mark today after a total cume through this morning of $197.6M and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is right on its heels. As of this morning, Apes‘ total is $199.9M. Guardians surpassed the threshold in 15 days of release. Apes is in its fifth weekend of release and is at $508.9M worldwide and climbing. Guardian‘s international cume is at $166.8M for a worldwide gross of $364.3M.
Guardians has already gone past the domestic cumes of the first Thor ($181M) and Captain America ($177M). It opens in Spain today after opening in France on Wednesday. Specifically, Captain America: The First Avenger made $177M domestically and $194M internationally for a global cume of $371M, while in the same year Thor muscled in $181M domestically and $268M overseas for a $449M global take. Last year, Thor: The Dark World grabbed $206M domestically and $438M in international markets for a total haul of $644 worldwide.
In comparisons, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is well past Rise of the Planet of the Apes (released in 2011) which took in $176.7M domestically and $305M internationally for a global cume of $481.8M.