Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened in thirty seven markets internationally this weekend and has already grossed $101.2 million. In comparison, the film opened 57% higher than its predecessor and 50% higher than the international opening for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made a bit higher than the estimated $100 million, but it generally tracked very accurately. The Marvel film will open domestically and in China next week, and will certainly gross millions more. It was a smart idea to coincide its domestic release with the China release, as that it is one of the larger international markets and is sure to strengthen the film’s number on the box office charts.
This past weekend, Guardians Vol. 2 made the most in the United Kingdom with $15.5 million. In Australia, the film made $11.6 million, followed by Germany, France, and Mexico with $8.3, $7.9, and $7.6 million respectively. This makes Guardians the second Disney movie to have such a great opening in 2017, behind Beauty and the Beast, of course. James Gunn’s film is also now the second best Marvel movie opener, the first one being Captain America: Civil War.
Elsewhere, The Fate of the Furious has surpassed $1 billion globally, with $197.2 million coming from the domestic box office and $867.6 million internationally. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has now grossed $1.142 billion worldwide.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in U.S. theaters May 5 and The Fate of the Furious is now playing in theaters everywhere.