Sun May 07, 2017 5:01 pm
Superheroes continue to dominate cinema
As if there was any other outcome for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but it smashed the box office in its opening weekend, giving Marvel a 15th straight flick coming in at the top of the charts.
Star-Lord, Groot and the gang helped the film take a not-so-shabby $145 million this weekend, ensuring the Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes continue to dominate cinema.
It also marks Disney's second-biggest release of the year, behind Bill Condon's live-action Beauty and the Beast, which is still sitting pretty in the number five spot, following the news it had broken $1 billion at the world wide box office.
The Guardians sequel is Marvel's fifth biggest opening so far, and features the crew on the run from a race of 'perfect' beings called the Sovereign, before they hook up with Star-Lord's long-lost father (played by none other than Kurt Russell).
Elsewhere in this week's US box office, there are no new entries in the top 10, but Fast & Furious 8 is still dominating at number two, after also smashing the $1 billion mark recently.
The Boss Baby is still in charge at number three and despite bombing against its prediction, Emma Watson's The Circle is at number six this week.
Check out the May 5-7 box office figures below:
1 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $145 million
2 – The Fate of the Furious – $8.5 million
3 – The Boss Baby – $6.2 million
4 – How to Be a Latin Lover – $5.3 million
5 – Beauty and the Beast – $4.9 million
6 – The Circle – $4 million
7 – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – $3.2 million
8 – Gifted – $2 million
9 – Going In Style – $1.9 million
10 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – $1.8 million