Guardians Of The Galaxy has rocketed to the top of the North American box office, earning a stellar $94 million (£55.3 million) in its opening weekend (01-03Aug14).

The superhero film, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel, easily beat last week's top film Lucy, which falls to number two with $18.2 million (£10.7 million).

Coming in at number three is James Brown biopic Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as the late Godfather of Soul, earning $14 million (£8.2 million).

Rounding out the top five are Hercules with $10.7 million (£6.3 million) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, grossing $8.7 million (£5.1 million).