The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is the first of three Marvel movies this year. With fan's building excitement with this film, the gang of Star-Lord (Peter Quill), Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket easily beat the "Fate of the Furious" on top. "Fate of the Furious" have been on the top spot for the past three weeks.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have already earned more than $160 million overseas, and with the film opening in 4,347 locations in North America, the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel is positioned to do quite well, early estimates showed Friday that it will cross the $150 million mark.
The movie was able to garnered $17 million in Thursday preview grosses alone which is the third largest for a Marvel title after “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” with $27.6 million, and “Captain America: Civil War,” with $25 million. It’s the biggest preview number for any title this year.
The 2014 film was a relatively unknown property that managed to smash records for the month of August when it opened with $94 million on its way to $333 million domestically and $440 million overseas.
James Gunn directed the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” from his own script, the movie has a price tag of about $200 million.
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