Published: Wed, May 17, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off with $145M debut

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off with $145M debut

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made over $106 million internationally in its first weekend at the box office.

The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Pom Klementieff as Mantis.

Guardians 2 launched last week in select worldwide countries, and with the wide release in major markets including China, Japan and Korea this weekend, it has generated a staggering $425 million globally. It made roughly $124 million in its second weekend internationally, after opening major markets like China, Russia, and Korea. The film now has over $207 million at the domestic box office.

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Directed and written by Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios' president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

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The film also received the widest Imax opening to date, with 1,088 screens delivering $25 million worldwide. Even so, the events happening in this galaxy are considered to be contemporary with what is happening in the Marvel films, at least up until the first film, which was released in 2014.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" was another hit at the box office for Disney's Marvel Studios. It has been losing steam in its four-week run as well, pulling in just over $8.5 million this weekend.

Landing in third place was 20th Century Fox's "The Boss Baby", which coughed up $6.2 million in its sixth week. Finally, Going in Style and Smurfs: The Lost Village finished in ninth and tenth place with $1.9 and $1.8 million respectively, bringing both of their totals to an identical $40.6 million.

In fourth was Pantelion's How to be a Latin Lover, a comedy starring Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez, with US$5.3 million in ticket sales.

"Beauty and the Beast", $11.9 million.

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