‘Guardians 2’ Passes $800M Globally; ‘Pirates 5’ Crosses $100M In China

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Dead Men Tell No Tales Money
Right now, it’s a pretty great time to be a shareholder at Disney – both of their major May releases (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) have performed incredibly well on a global scale.

Deadline has revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 has made upwards of $800M as of today. If we count the early international rollout, that’s 36 days after the film first premiered. While the film’s overall performance is slowing down as Summer competition starts to arrive and it doesn’t look likely that the film will make $1B as some had speculated it might, the movie’s still holding over pretty well from weekend to weekend and should be considered another big success for the seemingly-unstoppable Marvel Studios, who will be releasing three films in a single year for the first time with July’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and November’s Thor: Ragnarok.

In the meantime, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is sailing on smoother waters than its somewhat-disappointing $78.5M domestic opening weekend would initially indicate, as the film continues to overperform internationally with a $360M+ global total after 8 days of being out on an international scale. China in particular seems to have an affinity for the movie, as it’s made more than $100M in less than a week. While critics have slammed the movie, a good portion of America’s general movie-going audience seem to be happy with Captain Jack Sparrow’s return.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is playing in theaters right now. The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, and Kurt Russell as Ego. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is also playing. The film stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brendon Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom.

Source: Deadline

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2’ Easter Eggs & Other References

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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 has been out here in the states for a week. It’s no surprise that it was the number one movie this past weekend as fans were more than excited for the return of Star-Lord and the gang as they once again saved the galaxy. The film was flawed but fun, and had a great deal of heart as the concept of family was greatly explored throughout the film. Not only did it focus on Star-Lord as he learned who his real father was, but also his adoptive family the Guardians as they go through the normal pains and growths that any family goes through. Each member of the Guardians (and some new members) had great character arcs and overall, the film was incredibly entertaining.

This being a Marvel film, of course, it was loaded with Easter Eggs. Because this is a shared cinematic universe, almost every film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) references Marvel comics as well as other films within the same universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is no different as the film had a plethora of Easter Eggs related to Marvel comics, the MCU, and other things as well. Of course: Spoilers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.  Let’s take a look at a few of them. Click Next to continue….

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.