Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shoots for the stars and it paid off because it landed in the number one spot, grossing $145 million at the domestic box office. The film was estimated to gross a total of $140 million, but it surpassed that by making an additional $5 million. The film opened at the international box office last week with $106 million and this week, it will be adding another $124 million in its second week internationally.
Along with the domestic opening, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened in China, Russia, and Korea as well. Globally, the James Gunn-directed film has grossed $269 million and over two weeks, that amount rises to $428 globally. This is an increase from its predecessor, which made $94 million in its opening weekend nearly three years ago.
The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, and Michael Rooker. It’s the fifteenth Marvel film in its cinematic universe and brought in Star-Lord’s father, played by Kurt Russell, and developed all of its characters very well. You can read our review of the film here.
The Fate of the Furious dropped to second place this week, grossing an additional $8.5 million and bringing its domestic total to $207 million. The Boss Baby is still doing well and remains in the top five at number three with $6.2 million. How to Be a Latin Lover comes in at number four, dropping from third last week with an additional $5.3 million. Coming in fifth place is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with $5 million.
Did you see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this weekend? Let us know what you thought of it if you did!