‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Tracking for Galactic $150M U.S. Debut

April 13, 2017

The quirky superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel Studios is projected to score a domestic opening of at least $150 million when it hits theaters May 5, the official start of summer at the box office, according to early tracking. That’s impressive considering Disney still has three weeks left to make its final marketing push.

That would be well ahead of the $94.3 million debut of Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Aug. 1, 2014. The first Guardians, a surprise hit, went on to earn $733 million globally, a rousing number considering it featured a rag-tag group of lesser-known superheroes.

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