Thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 which has already been released in several international markets, the Marvel cinematic universe has now grossed over $11 billion at the global box office.
The universe which kicked off with Iron Man back in 2008 has now taken a total of $4.2 billion domestically with both Avengers films, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War leading the pack of the 15-installments to the MCU which has grossed in total $11,015,200,000 worldwide.
In its first weekend internationally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 made a total of $101.2 million ahead of its domestic debut this Friday. Early tracking reports suggest the film could open with $150 million in the states. The first film saw an opening weekend of $94,320,883 million.
After the Guardians sequel, the MCU will continue this summer with Spider-Man: Homecoming which features Tom Holland in his first solo outing as the web-slinger introduced last year in Captain America: Civil War and then again later this fall with Thor: Ragnarok directed by Taika Waititi. In 2018, the entire MCU thus far will culminate in Avengers: Infinity War when both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy take on The Mad Titan Thanos.
Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Kurt Russell. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters this Friday, May 5. You can check out our review here.