The Disney/Marvel comedy about a band of misfit space adventurers - a sequel to Marvel's 2014 smash-hit film - accounted for almost 80 per cent of the money hauled in by the 12 top-selling movies over the three-day weekend, according to industry analyst Exhibitor Relations.
Cast members (L-R) Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, director James Gunn and Michael Rooker pose as they attend a premiere of the film "Guardians of the galaxy, Vol. 2" in London, Britain, April 24, 2017.
Guardians Of The Galaxy after their first brush at saving the galaxy, this time, things turn ugly for them when they mess up a job entrusted to them and now the Sovereign are after their life.
We'll have to see how the next weekend goes, but so far, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 looks like it'll leave Marvel and Disney very happy indeed.
The Walt Disney Co. validated "Guardians", too, by moving it to the first weekend in May, the start of the lucrative summer movie season.
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 worldwide weekend of the Marvel's latest release took in a strong 123.8 million US dollars for a global weekend of 268.8 million USA dollars. A third movie has already been confirmed and will probably hit in 2020. 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.
There isn't much of note at the box office this weekend apart from "Guardians".
"The Fate of the Furious" from Universal Pictures dropped to second place in its fourth week with $8.5 million. The Tollywood film (in the Telugu language) has in two weeks grossed $147.3 million globally, according to comScore.
"The Boss Baby", $6.2 million ($11.9 million international).