BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvel Music and Hollywood Records' Grammy®-nominated Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack has certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A., selling over 1,000,000 copies. The album was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its second and third weeks of release, for the weeks ending Aug. 10 and Aug. 17. The album also peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in 60 territories.
One of the biggest films of 2014, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" has earned over $773 million worldwide, including $333 million in North America. "Guardians of the Galaxy" opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, "Guardians of the Galaxy" occupied the top spot domestically for four of its first six weekends in release.
The vinyl edition of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe soundtrack, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy digital score soundtrack are available wherever music is sold. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
About Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.
James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a. producing, and Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, and Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy released in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2014 MARVEL
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