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Box Office Weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy Sequel Owns Box Office

Box Office Weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy Sequel Owns Box Office

That is quite an impressive number when compared with how the first film in the Marvel franchise debuted at $98 million.

While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had a smash opening, it isn't the biggest opening of the year to date. It's off to a pretty good start, though.

Were you expecting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to earn more or less than $145 million this weekend?

"The first thing I do in the morning is roll over in bed and check my phone for the morning box office reports". However, it's brand new adventures like Doctor Strange, which opened against Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge, and Ant-Man, which debuted against Trainwreck, that don't seem to pose as much of a threat to rival studios. The massive USA opening was well above the solid $94 million launch of the first movie back in 2014, and this puts the Guardians well on the way to becoming the third $1 billion release of the year. As for the domestic numbers Fate now ranks fourth in the series but is expected to leap frog Fast Five ($209 million) within the next two days and Fast & Furious 6 ($238 million) by the end of its theatrical run. It has been losing steam in its four-week run as well, pulling in just over $8.5 million this weekend. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" finished fifth with an estimated 4.94 million US dollars in its eighth weekend.




In second place was F. Gary Gray's Fate of the Furious, dropping 57% to haul an additional $8.5 million.

Gunn explained that he makes movies not for the money, but because he sees filmmaking as a way to connect with others who feel unusual or isolated, like he did when he was young. For those who were unaware, Beauty and the Beast has been one of the biggest performing films of 2017.

So this morning, as the internet discusses box office and its many theories around what that means (zzzzzzzz), I'd like to remember that that's truly all nonsense and noise.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has now pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe past $11 billion in combined global grosses, according to Disney. Considering that the first film made a total of $333 million domestically over the course of twenty-five weeks, it should have no problem surpassing the first film's numbers.


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