Published: Mon, May 08, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Made Everybody Cry This Weekend


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is far better than the original film and the original was a national and global hit.

In his Facebook post that has since gone viral, Gunn admitted that he's been keeping a close eye on the box office success of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", which earned 54 per cent more in its opening weekend than the original film. Pratt stars again as Peter Quill, alongside Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel as Baby Groot.

The original film, which isn't based around Marvel heroes with household names like Iron Man and Captain America, surprised the industry by bringing $773 million worldwide.

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For the third year in a row, Marvel kicks of the summer movie season with a new superhero sequel. "Vol. 2" received many positive first reactions from fans and mostly favorable reviews from critics, with an 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

According to MovieFone, the film is the second biggest launch weekend for a film this year, with Beauty and the Beast opening up at $174.8M.

Guardians Vol. 2 got the widest Imax (NYSE:IMAX) opening ever, with 1,088 screens delivering $25% worldwide.

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Universal's "Fate of the Furious" cruised into second with $8.5 million at 3,595 theaters. Sitting nicely between The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142M) and Furious 7 ($147M), the film managed to grab the 17th biggest weekend debut of all time.

The blockbuster opened overseas in several countries including Russian Federation and China last weekend so it had already banked more then $100 million when it hit theaters Stateside on Thursday. The eighth installment in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise has pulled in 207.1 million US dollars to date in North America. (He's a modern day Lucas, let's face facts here.) Next week sees Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes ... sorry, I mean King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and the latest Amy Schumer vehicle Snatched release domestically. "The first thing I do in the morning is roll over in bed and check my phone for the morning box office reports".

"How to Be a Latin Lover", $5.3 million ($5.6 million international).

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