"Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past the competition at the foreign box office last weekend, scoring $40.1 million across 50 markets, according to studio estimates and data compiled by Rentrak.
The Marvel film has now made $313.2 million after ten days in theaters. The space cowboys adventure opened in a half-dozen international territories this weekend, including Australia, New Zealand and Venezuela.
Top markets for the film include Russia ($23.9 million) and the United Kingdom, and there are still a number of prominent foreign countries left to open such as Japan and China. Given the strong domestic response and the number of countries to come, the picture should have no trouble passing the global grosses of the first "Captain America" ($370.6 million) and "Thor" ($449.3 million).