Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues to remain #1 at the domestic box office, pulling in another $63 million during its sophomore weekend. Following the films premiere on May 5, 2017, Guardians Vol. 2 raked in $145 million for the opening weekend. This was the second biggest launch weekend for a 2017 movie, after Beauty and the Beast which opened with $174.8 million. It was also the fifth largest opening for a Disney-Marvel film after The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3.
The addition of $63 million, placed the domestic total for Guardians Vol. 2 at $246 million domestically. Meanwhile, the movie brought in another $52 million internationally, bringing the overseas total to $384 million for a worldwide cumulative total of $630 million. Back in 2014, the first Guardians dominated theaters during the opening weekend with $94.3 million. The film ended with $333.2 million domestically and $440 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $773.3 million. Guardians Vol. 2 will likely continue to perform well, as it inches closer to its predecessor’s $333 million intake.
The only question remaining is whether Guardians Vol. 2 will surpass the $1 billion mark, if it does it will be the fifth Marvel title to do so after Avengers ($1.5 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion), Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel voicing Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Kurt Russell as Ego, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, and Glenn Close as Irani Rael.
Currently, the film is playing in theaters worldwide.