Originally Posted by psylockolussus
What do you say to movies like John Carter, Watchmen and Green Lantern? Guardians of the Galaxy won't be the 1st scifi/action live action to underperform at the box-office and right now, I don't think it will perform really well at the box-office.
Wow, first of all you can't compare this to Watchmen.
Second, John Carter and Green Lantern were just bad movies. The box office takes would have been much better if either had actual inspired storytelling and not just somewhat pretty effects. On top of that they were completely new franchises with virtually nothing backing them up besides WB/Disney marketing.
This movie has the benefit of being a part of one of the highest grossing film franchises of all time, possibly getting pimped at the end of Iron Man 3, and it will actually be a complete space adventure unlike Green Lantern and even Carter to a certain extent. If this movie is not complete ass it is virtually guaranteed AT LEAST $350m. If it knocks it out of the park, which it honestly should with Gunn working on this and the potential that the story itself has with Thanos and a couple other elements, it has the potential to be $600m+ hitter easily.
Don't sleep on this film just because GL and Carter were flops.