It's a good time to be Chris Pratt.
Guardians of the Galaxy exceeded experts' expectations in its opening weekend, debuting to a record-breaking $94 million. Ahead of its Friday debut, box office analysts projected that the Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios movie would earn between $60 million and $75 million in North America.
It's the third highest box office debut of 2014 behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which earned $95 million in April, and Transformers: Age of Extinction, which earned $100 million in June. Guardians of the Galaxy also had the biggest opening for a film released in the month of August, a record previously held by Matt Damon's The Bourne Ultimatum. That movie debuted in 2007 to $69.2 million.