Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is kicking off the summer blockbuster season with some box office fireworks. The sequel to Marvel's 2014 cosmic adventure is expected to gross $145 million from 4,300 location in its opening weekend.
While some analysts had higher expectations for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, $145 million sits comfortably above Disney's own projection of $140 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earned $17 million in Thursday night preview sales alone. That’s the third-highest Thursday night preview gross for a Marvel Studios movie, falling behind Avengers: Age of Ultron at $27.6 million and Captain America: Civil War at $25 million.
Keep reading to see updated numbers on how the other top five movies of the weekend, including Beauty and the Beast and The Fate of the Furious, are stacking up to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
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
Friday: $56 million
Weekend: $145 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.
2. The Fate of the Furious
Last Week: No. 1
Friday: $2.3 million
Weekend: $8.6 million
Total: $207.1 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).prevnext
3. The Boss Baby
Last Week: No. 5
Friday: $1.3 million
Weekend: $6 million
Total: $156.6 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 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.prevnext
4. How To Be A Latin Lover
Last Week: 2
Friday: $1.3 million
Weekend: $5 million
Total: $20.4 million
In this riches to rags comedy, an aging gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) is kicked to the curb by his 80-year-old millionaire wife, forcing him to move in with his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) and her young son. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, he attempts to reignite his powers as a Latin Lover and win over the wealthy widowed grandmother (Raquel Welch) of his nephew's school crush. HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER also stars Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Rob Corddry, Rob Riggle, Michael Cera, and Raphael Alejandro.prevnext
5. Beauty and the Beast0comments
Last Week: No. 6
Friday: $1.2 million
Weekend: $4.8 million
Total: $487.4 million
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.prev