Marvel Studios' highly anticipated sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now finally in theaters, which means it's time to dig deep into spoilers.
Returning to deliver more bright colors, wise-cracks and another groovy soundtrack, James Gunn directed and scripted the movie starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as the titular guardians.
Guardians of the Galaxy was without a doubt the riskiest venture for Marvel to date with their Marvel Cinematic Universe when it debuted back in 2014. Based on past Marvel movies, we're assuming this movie will have really solid legs after release, though how well other upcoming movies over the coming weeks do will always have an impact on that.
And not only did they manage a stellar domestic debut - the team made more than $280 million overseas.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ended with five post-credits scenes with one of them being Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) sowing the seeds for the creation of Adam Warlock. Box Office Mojo estimates that the film could gross over $400 million domestically in total.
The Disney/Marvel comedy about a band of misfit space adventurers - a sequel to the 2014 smash-hit film - accounted for almost 80% of the money hauled in by the top 12 movies over the three-day weekend in the U.S., according to industry analyst Exhibitor Relations.
Were you expecting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to earn more or less than $145 million this weekend?
DreamWorks Animation and Fox's "The Boss Baby" landed in third place with an estimated 6.2 million USA dollars.
The only film selling tickets globally at even roughly the same pace as "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" was the South Indian sequel "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion". Finally, Going in Style and Smurfs: The Lost Village finished in ninth and tenth place with $1.9 and $1.8 million respectively, bringing both of their totals to an identical $40.6 million.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", $124 million.