Guardians swoops to top US box office chart

Disney's Marvel adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy, has topped the North American box office in its debut weekend, taking $94m (£55.8m). Guardians' takings set a record for a film opening in August and has also secured the third biggest opening of 2014, coming in just behind the $95m (£56.4m) debut of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April and the $100m (£59.4m) launch of Transformers: Age of Extinction in June, writes BBC.

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