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Oct 08, 2016 12:39 AM EDT

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Holds Deadliest Movie Record for Highest Body Count [Video]


"Guardians of the Galaxy" had the biggest box office opening back in 2014 earning $94.3 million on its opening weekend, wherein it grossed $773.3 million worldwide during its run. As it turned out, it's also the deadliest movie of all time.

In a study conducted by Go Compare via The Guardian, the body count comes to a total of 83,781. Go Compare is a financial services comparison website. The majority of the said deaths occurred towards the end of the film where approximately 80,000 Nova pilots were seen decimated on screen.
It is only natural to be skeptic about this finding considering there are more movies out there that could probably rank higher than what is presented in Go Compare's study.

In "Star Wars" (1977), we see the Death Star blast an entire planet (Alderaan). Those were millions of voices instantly silenced that rattled even the force. In "2012" (2012), the entire planet was inundated. That scene alone where people scrambled for the boats is sure to raise the body count to more than 87,000, not to mention the destruction of cities all over. In "Independence Day: Resurgence" (2016), we see London obliterated. London had an estimate of 8.623 million inhabitants as of 2015. These are just three examples, the list goes on.

There are so many movies to be considered which makes one wonder what were those 653 films they examined where they based their study and conclusion from. The tally included implied deaths, robots and animals count only if they are were played or voiced by humans.

James Gunn, the director of "Guardians of the Galaxy" had mixed feelings about this report. He said in a tweet "So I guess #GotG is now the deadliest film in movie history. By, like, a lot. Um, yay?"

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