Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Dominates with $145 million Domestic Debut
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dominated the weekend box office earning an estimated $145 million which beat the original film’s release by 53.78%. That’s the largest jump for a second film released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Captain America: Civil War was an 88.5% increase from Captain America: Winter Soldier).
The film earned an “A” CinemaScore with a 56% male audience, 22% were 25-years-old or younger, and 72% of the audience were adults, with 9% teenagers.
Internationally, the film brought in an estimated $123.8 million for the weekend giving it an international total of $282.6 million after 13 days. Total, the film has earned $427.6 million worldwide.
In second place was The Fate of the Furious which brought in an estimated $8.5 million to bring its domestic total to $207 million and worldwide total to $1.16 billion.
In third place was The Boss Baby which moved up from fourth. That film earned an estimated $6.2 million and $156.7 million domestically and $434.9 million worldwide.
Fourth place was held by How to Be a Latin Lover which earned an estimaed$5.23 million to bring its domestic total to $20.6 million.
Finally, Beauty and the Beast moved from sixth to fifth adding an estimated $4.9 million to its total. Domestically the film has earned $487.6 million and worldwide it has earned $1.19 billion.
When it comes to other comic adaptations….
Smurfs: The Lost Village was #10 adding $1.8 to its domestic total to stand at $40.6 million and $171.3 million worldwide.
Logan was #21 adding $330,000 to its total which is $225.1 million domestically and $606.2 million worldwide.
Finally, Ghost in the Shell added $110,000 to its domestic total which stands at $40.2 million and $167.6 million worldwide.
We’ll be back in an hour for further analysis of comic movie adaptations.