The freakin’ Guardians of the Galaxy are making a killing at the U.S. domestic box office this weekend. The once-obscure cosmic Marvel team have become household names since their big screen debut in 2014, and their newest film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will certainly surpass the original film’s domestic opening weekend.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is expected to earn at least $138.1 million at the U.S. domestic box office in opening weekend tallies. Compared to the original film’s surprising performance ($94.3 million), that is nearly $44 million more in total.
The Guardians are now held in the same regard within the mainstream audience’s hearts as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s quintessential superhero team, the Avengers. Vol. 2 has received an “A” grade on CinemaScore, so audiences are certainly enjoying this new galactic adventure with Star-Lord and the gang.
Audiences will next see the Guardians in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. What do you guys think will be the final tallies for Vol. 2‘s opening weekend? Do you think it will surpass the estimates of $138 million? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to follow Heroic Hollywood for your latest news regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters.