Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has made over $200m worldwide in only six days.
The result is made all the more impressive considering the film is yet to be released in 50 per cent of international markets.
The film has made £9.57m in the the UK in a week, while in the US, Guardians of the Galaxy has become the biggest August opening ever.
Guardains of the Galaxy is also enjoying success in the iTunes album chart, with the official soundtrack (titled Awesome Mix Tape, Vol 1) sitting at the number two spot.
“One of the main story points in the movie is that Quill has this compilation tape [Awesome Mix #1] that he got from his mother before she died that she made for him," said director James Gunn on the soundtrack.
"It was of songs that she loved, all songs from the 1970s, and that’s the only thing he has left of his mother and that’s the only thing he has left of his home on Earth. He uses that as a connection to his past and to the sadness that he feels of having left all that and lost all that.”
Guardians of the Galaxy sees adventurer Peter Quill find himself the object of an bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb hunted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with Rocket the raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer.