U.S. Moviegoers Love 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' ...Like A Lot

It's because WE ARE ALL GROOT!

Guess that's what happens when you have a raccoon named Rocket and a tree-thing named Groot: you become the highest grossing film of the year, domestically speaking.

Not that such a feat was EVER a sure thing (to put it mildly), but "Guardians of the Galaxy" has seated itself high above its other cinematic bedfellows, pulling the title of highest grossing film in the U.S. in 2014, even beating out "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

This proves once and for all the only things America loves more than America itself are chatty animals acting human and giant, lumbering trees (ha ha — see what we did there?) that say no more than 3 words. This is an especially big win considering this summer has been one of the worst for film industry sales since 1997!

As of Friday, "Guardians" was the number one film at the box office again this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $262.1 million, according to Box Office Mojo. A film once widely speculated to be the "first Marvel flop" is now on track to break the $300 million mark — and it would be the first film of the year to do so.

I guess sometimes all the world needs is a ragtag bunch to do the impossible. Even Iron Man himself thinks its the best movie the comic industry monolith has made thus far. Underdogs for the win!