Guardians of the Galaxy revealed as the 'deadliest' film ever

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Photo / Supplied
Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Photo / Supplied

Guardians of the Galaxy sure is funny but don't let the humour fool you - it has been deemed the deadliest film of all time.

According to a new study it has been found that the Marvel film has more on-screen casualties than any other film in cinema history. 83,761 to be exact (80,000 of these are unnamed Nova Corp pilots).

The film's director James Gunn tweeted about the honour, writing: "So I guess #GotG is now the deadliest film in movie history. By, like, a lot. Um, yay?"


In second place is 2014 film Dracula Untold which sits at 78,184 below that total (5,687).

Guardians of the Galaxy isn't the only Marvel film to make an appearance in the study, with The Avengers slotting into the number 10 position with 1019.

Our very own Peter Jackson has three films featured in the top 10 including: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

The results were compiled by GoCompare who decided to find out which films have notched up the most fatalities since the 1940s.

Check out the top 10 below:

1. Guardians of the Galaxy- 83,871 on-screen deaths

2. Dracula Untold - 5687 deaths

3. The Sum of All Fears - 2922 deaths

4. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King- 2798 deaths


5. 300: Rise of An Empire - 2234 deaths

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 1741 deaths

7. The Matrix Revolutions - 1647 deaths

8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies- 1417 deaths

9. Braveheart - 1297 deaths

10. The Avengers - 1019 deaths

- NZ Herald

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