‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 2’ Has Out Of This World Opening Weekend
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” opened in the No. 1 spot last weekend, earning $145 million at the box office, according to Fortune.
It earned another $124 million in overseas markets. (RELATED: WATCH: New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2’ Trailer Dropped [VIDEO])
The Marvel film stars Chris Pratt as Star Lord. “Vol. 2” brings back Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, while adding Kurt Russell as Star Lord’s long-lost dad. (RELATED: Watch First Trailer For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2’ [VIDEO])
“We feel great,” Disney executive Dave Hollis said. “It is a spectacular number, period. This is such a fresh and exciting film. … It’s the kind of event that gets people excited about going to theaters.”
“The strength of the brand is a license to take risks,” he added. “These films have never just been superhero films, they are genre films. Each of these movies feels wholly and uniquely different.”
It earned more than the original did on its opening weekend by more than 50 percent.