Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues its domination of the box office for the second week in a row. Marvel Studios' latest once again left all challengers eating its stardust.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earned an estimated $16.6 million on its second Friday at the box office. That sets the film up for a $61.9 million take in its second weekend.
If projections hold, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will reach $245.3 by Monday. After just two weeks, that will leave the sequel just $90 shy of catching up with the original Guardians of the Galaxy's domestic box office total.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened last week to $145 million domestically. The film has already crossed $500 million at the worldwide box office. That pushes the Marvel Cinematic Universe's lifetime box office total over the $11 billion mark.
Newcomers at the box office this week include King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Guy Ritchie's take on Arthurian legend starring Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam, as well as the Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer comedy Snatched. Neither provided much competition for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Snatched performed decently given its budget, critical reception, and expectations, but King Arthur: Legend of the Sword may prove to be a financial disaster for Warner Bros. Keep reading to see the numbers.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 currently has an 87.36 ComicBook.com Composite Score, the fourth-highest ComicBook.com Composite Score for a comic book movie of all time. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 also has a 4.54 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, giving it the second-highest ComicBook.com user rating among all comic book movies. Let us know what you thought of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by giving it your own ComicBook.com user rating below.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters.
1. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Last week: No. 1
Friday: $16.6 million
Weekend: $63 million
Total: $246 million
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 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.
Friday: $5 million
Weekend: $17.5 million
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter - in unpredictable, hilarious fashion - is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the new comedy adventure SNATCHED, which also features Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors"), Wanda Sykes ("Bad Moms") and Joan Cusack ("Working Girl").
3. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Friday: $5.3 million
Weekend: $14.7 million
Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur's journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy...whether he likes it or not.
4. The Fate of the Furious
Last Week: No. 2
Friday: $1.4 million
Weekend: $5.3 million
Total: $215 million
The latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise welcomes two Oscar-winning actresses: Charlize Theron plays Cipher, the latest villain to torment Dominic Toretto and his crew, while Helen Mirren joins the cast after publicly lobbying for a role to sate her real-life love of racing. Fast 8 also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, and Scott Eastwood. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton).
5. The Boss Baby
Last Week: No. 3
Friday: $960 thousand
Weekend: $4.6 million
Total: $162.7 million
DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7
Before You Go
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).