According to The Wrap, the movie is currently tracking for a $60 million opening, but could go as high as $80 million. Keep in mind, this is three weeks before release:
Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY tracking for $60 million opening 3 wks out! I've heard it could go as high as 70-80. http://t.co/bDz1EQG5VU
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) July 11, 2014
Hopefully a big opening will shut up all those people who like to call the movie “risky” or “Marvel’s first bomb”. If you took a drink every time some snarky film blog called the movie “risky”, you’d end up with alcohol poisoning.