Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Beats Projections With An International Haul of $101.2 Million


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earns $101.2 million internationally as it beats initial projections.

Not bad … not bad at all. Keep this in mind, the teaser for 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy left general audiences scratching their heads:

The chubby guy from Parks and Recreation leading a team composed of an MMA fighter, Uhura with green skin, a trash panda (fans who have seen the latest sneak peek will get that reference) voiced by the sexiest man alive (People Magazine ranked him, not me), and a talking tree?

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When it finally hit theaters, the same laypeople, who were confused by this concept, left the theater knowing each and every one of these characters’ names—Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. Marvel Studios, with its golden touch and knack for emotional storytelling, had another hit on their hands.

Going off that, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that industry analysts would project Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to earn $85–$100 million in its international debut. However, they were just a bit off. Deadline is reporting that since its debut last Tuesday (April 25, 2017), the sequel has pulled in a whopping $101.2 million so far!

The United Kingdom was the biggest contributor to this weekend’s revenue at $15.5 million. Like the UK, the film was a top earner in other countries as well:

  • Australia–$11.6 million
  • Germany–$8.3 million
  • France–$7.9 million
  • Mexico–$7.6 million
  • Brazil–$6.9 million
  • Italy–$4.1 million
  • Indonesia–$3.4 million
  • Spain–$3.3 million
  • Philippines–$3.2 million

This is only the beginning. The film will most likely see the largest portion of its haul this weekend when it debuts domestically. Analysts are projecting the four-day (counting Thursday night previews) US box office earnings to be $150 million. Definitely not bad for a team of misfits who, just a few years ago, most people didn’t even know about.

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Production Details

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—Official Synopsis

"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 will be released on May 5, 2017

It will be directed by James Gunn, written by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri, Glenn Close as Irani Rael, Nathan Fillion as Simon Williams, Tommy Flanagan as Tulk, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Kurt Russell as Ego, and Sylvester Stallone as Stakar, with Chris Sullivan and Steve Agee in unspecified roles.