On Sunday, the New England Patriots scored four touchdowns in their thrilling 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons, but it was Marvel that scored perhaps the biggest touchdown of Super Bowl LI.
According to the experts keeping score, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl television spot was the most popular ad of the day.
It topped comScore's "Most Talked About Movies" chart by generating 47,800 new conversations yesterday, which was 22,600 more than second-place finisher Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Directly below, you can check out their full-chart.
And when Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 moviegoers after the game, asking them which trailers made them more excited to see the films, it was the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that took the crown.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 scored major points with fans during this year's Super Bowl by delivering a fun, action-packed teaser with plenty of rock 'n roll vibes and just enough Baby Groot to leave us all thirsting for more,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Proving it's very much a movie for everyone, its Big Game spot clearly showed why it's one of this year's most anticipated films.”
Here's Fandango's full-list:
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- The Fate of the Furious
- Transformers: The Last Knight
- Ghost in the Shell
- John Wick: Chapter 2
- A Cure for Wellness
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 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017. Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters May 4, 2018.