Friday, 24 November, 2017

'Guardians' grabs massive box office, top spot in N.America

Theodore Harris | 15 May, 2017, 06:33

In the video above, watch as the Marvel makeup team transformers former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista in Drax the Destroyer for his role in the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

With critics and fans in love with the new sequel and the box office exploding, it's no surprise that the only movie confirmed by Marvel post-2019 is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. This combines for a worldwide box office total of $427 million.

The Disney/Marvel comedy about a band of misfit space adventurers - a sequel to the 2014 smash-hit film - accounted for almost 80 percent of the money hauled in by the 12 top-selling movies over the three-day weekend, industry analyst Exhibitor Relations said.

"Guardians Vol. 2" is one of three titles coming from Burbank, California-based Disney this summer, which is the busiest time of the year for film companies and typically when they release their biggest pictures. While this concludes our Vol. 2 video interviews, check back all this week for an exclusive peek inside the Marvel Studios process with Kevin Feige himself. It has been losing steam in its four-week run as well, pulling in just over $8.5 million this weekend.

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The results are even more impressive compared to #GuardiansoftheGalaxy (2014), which opened at $94 million, with an eventual total of $773.3 million.

Meanwhile, Ken Marino's comedy How to Be a Latin Lover made $5.2 million in its second weekend, to reach a total of $20.6 million. This makes it the fifth biggest opening for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, following only The Avengers and its sequel, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Iron Man 3.

The Boss Baby actually moved up a spot to third place with $6.2 million and is closing in on $160 million domestically after 38 days.

At the domestic box office, Beauty and the Beast has pulled in $487 million.

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