Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Passes First Movie's Gross
Update: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has now passed the first movie's gross with a current U.S. total of $338,468,927 and an international gross of $450,100,000 for a current box office worldwide gross of $788,568,927. James Gunn also posted the following:
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has passed the $750 million dollar mark and is most likely on its way of besting the first movie's box office draw of $773 million and change.
As it stands, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 currently has a worldwide gross of $750,106,722.
The current U.S. number is at $318,637,927, with foreign the box office at $431,468,795.
The 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy movie finished with a U.S. box office of $333,176,600 and an international total of $440,152,029.
It's possible Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will pass Guardians of the Galaxy next week or at the very least in the next couple of weeks.
I did prefer the sequel myself and particularly liked what Gunn did with Star-Lord, Yondu and Ego.
Some other current numbers for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 include:
sixth fifth best MCU movie (trailing GOTG, Civil War, IM3, Avengers 2, Avengers)
Sixth Fifth best movie of the past year in the U.S
• Sixth best Summer start
• Sixth best opening in May
• Eighth best PG-13 opening
James Gunn is also currently developing Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
And for the "DC vs Marvel" wars, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has now passed Suicide Squad's $745.6 million worldwide gross, but has yet to pass Suicide Squad's U.S. gross (325m), with GOTG 2 only trailing by around $7 million.
(numbers via box office mojo)