According to the weekend Box Office Report, Guardians of the Galaxy came in second at the US box office this week, doing $41.5 million in its second weekend. The film had a 56% fall which is right about in line with the Phase Two Marvel films–Iron Man 3 dropped 58% while Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier both fell 57%. Guardians likely would have fallen less if not for Turtles’ overperformance. The space epic has a two-week total of $175.9 million domestically and $313.2 million worldwide from a $170 million budget. It should finish with around Winter Soldier’s $260 million domestic total when it’s complete.
As reported over the weekend by TMZ.com, Director James Gunn gave Batista a specially made, one of a kind, Drax lunchbox as his gift for making the film. Batista collects the classic metal lunchboxes.
Batista gave several members of the cast personalized WWE championship belts as gifts.