It should come as no surprise that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 opened to a successful weekend at the box office. The Marvel movie crossed over the million mark even before releasing in US and China. It has already registered $101.2 million box office collection ahead of its debut in the U.S.
Guardians 2 released in 37 markets in the Eastern countries namely UK, Australia, Germany, France, and other countries. The film is reportedly doing 57 per cent better than the previous one and it is obvious that the box office is singing success songs from the volume 2 movie.
This million gross collection could aid the James Gunn movie to beat the opening record held by Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Reporting about the remarkable milestone that Chris Pratt hit within a few days its release, Exhibitor Relations tweeted: "Still hooked on a feelin' and high on box office believin'--Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 debuted with $101.2M int'l this weekend."
Revealing the collections, the box office collection recording portal notes: "GUARDIANS VOL. 2 debuted 57% better than the OG: UK ($15M) OZ ($11M) GER ($8M) FRA ($8M) MEX ($7M) BRZ ($7M) ITA ($4M)."
The film has somewhere reached the expectations mark. Trade analysts predicted that Guardians of the Galaxy will open 60 to 80 per cent better than the previous installment. The worldwide box office records a 57 per cent growth thus hinting that the domestic and China release could touch the 80 mark.
Deadline reports that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 advance bookings have surpassed the number of tickets sold during the release of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultrons.
"Its popularity has grown exponentially since the first Guardians of the Galaxy surprised audiences as a monster hit," Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis told Deadline. "The series' visual inventiveness, coupled with the addition of Baby Groot and another fantastic soundtrack in Vol. 2, is fueling even more excitement as Marvel Studios looks to kick off the summer movie season in a massive way."
While we wait to see what the other markets contribute to the collections of the Guardians movie, Marvel is already set to throw a party. The GotG Vol 2 worldwide box office collection has pushed the studio through the billion milestone.
From 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now earned $11,015,200,000 through all its features, Comicbook.com reports. The Studio owes its success to four movies that made it big at the box office. Marvel's The Avengers earned over $1.5 billion, while its sequel made close to $1.4 billion. Iron Man 3 also earned $1.2 billion alongside Captain America: Civil War.
All eyes are now set on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 releasing on May 5 in US and China. Given that Fast and Furious 8's biggest worldwide box office contributor was from China, it would be interesting to watch how the second biggest film market would respond to the Marvel presentation.