Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

$DIS, $IMAX, $CMCSA

The Superhero sequel has earned $427.6-M globally; elsewhere, TG teen drama ‘3 Generations’ and Julian Assange documentary ‘Risk’ both DOA at the specialty box office.

For the 5th year running, a Superhero entry from Marvel and Disney (NYSE:DIS) has kicked off the Summer box office in style.

This year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which debuted to $145-M from 4,347 theaters over the weekend, more than 54% ahead of the 1st film for an early global total of $427.6-M. Males drove the movie (56%), while 40% of ticket buyers were under the age of 25.

In its 2nd frame overseas, the Superhero sequel earned another $124-M from 55 markets for an early foreign box office take of $282.6-M.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe past $11-B in combined global grosses, according to Disney.

 

Guardians Vol. 2 got the widest Imax (NYSE:IMAX) opening ever, with 1,088 screens delivering $25% worldwide.

Among holdovers, Universal’s The Fate of the Furious passed the $200-M mark domestically after grossing $8.5-M from 3,595 locations for a $1.16-B take globally.

Universal’s Get Out, also scored a victory in topping the $200-M mark at the worldwide box office.

Pantelion Films’ How to Be a Latin Lover placed # 5 with $5.3-M from 1,203 cinemas for a 10-day box office of $20.7-M.

The Indian film Baahubali: The Conclusion continued to impress, earning $3.2-M from 425 theaters for a domestic box office of $16.2-M.

New offerings at the specialty box office.

The Weinstein Co.’s TG (transgender) drama 3 Generations bombed in its debut, grossing $20,100 from  theaters for a theater average of $3,353. The movie stars Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.

A24’s The Lovers, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, opened to $70,410 from 4 theaters for an screen average $17,603.

Laura Poitras’ Julian Assange documentary, Risk, debuted this weekend, earning $75,179 from 35 theaters for a disappointing theater average of $2,211. Neon is distributing Risk.

Have some fun see a movie this week.

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