‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 2’ Eyeing $100M International Opening

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is looking to step things up from the first Guardians with an international opening that may top $100M.

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the sequel to 2014’s superhero sleeper hit is looking to have a $100M opening in 58 international markets, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico – all of which open up about a week before the movie plays in the United States. This is up compared to its predecessor opening to $66.4M in over 40 foreign markets, and when adjusted for inflation represents the second-largest overseas opening for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ever (behind Iron Man 3‘s $141.4M overseas opening but ahead of Thor: The Dark World‘s $85.4M opening).

Major regions where the Guardians sequel will open afterward the initial international release include South Korea, Russia, China, India, and Japan. Stateside, the film is currently expected to open between $130M and $150M. Considering that these characters were pretty unknown half a decade ago when the first movie was officially announced, that’s quite an accomplishment, and a good sign for Marvel when it comes to using “unknown” properties going forward.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Grant Davis

Grant Davis

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

  • Maxi Iroh

    That’s a bit low, from my experience after the amazing reception the first film got, it should hit at least $120M.
    My predictions will be $130M domestically and $120M international.

    • KungFuCthulhu

      I think that they’re lowballing it too, but I really think that it’s going to make about the same numbers internationally as the first one did because the franchise hasn’t really crossed over with anything as of yet. Heck, it’ll probably do a bit better overseas. Domestically is where you’re going to see bigger gains on this movie.

      – Grant

    • Vegas82

      It’s because a number of the largest markets won’t get the movie until a week later.

      • Maxi Iroh

        Didn’t think of that.