Weekend Box Office: ‘Guardians 2’ Wins Again, ‘King Arthur’ Flops

Weekend Box Office

Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios‘ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 wins again the domestic box office, while Warner Bros.’s $175 million King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is the summer season’s first major flop.

The James Gunn‘s sequel added $63 million in first place and is proving to be the only film in cinemas capable of drawing mass audiences.

20th Century Fox’s R-rated Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn comedy Snatched debuted with $17.5 million in second place, beating King Arthur on the charts. The latest film from Jonathan Levine didn’t fare well with critics, but apparently pleased the Mother’s Day crowd.

Guy Ritchie‘s fantasy adventure, starring Charlie Hunnam in the titular role, landed in third place with $14.7 million. The film also suffered from a mix of negative reviews, but will likely have much more trouble turning a profit than Snatched.

Universal’s The Fate of the Furious with $5.3 million and DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby with $4.6 million rounded out the top five.

In limited release, BH Tilt’s Lowriders with Eva Longoria and Demian Bichir managed to take eighth place on the charts with $2.4 million, despite playing on under 300 screens.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — $63 million ($246.1 mil.)
2. Snatched — $17.5 million
3. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — $14.7 million
4. The Fate of the Furious — $5.3 million ($215 mil.)
5. The Boss Baby — $4.6 million ($162.3 mil.)
6. Beauty and the Beast — $3.8 million ($493.1 mil.)
7. How to be a Latin Lover — $3.7 million ($26.1 mil.)
8. Lowriders — $2.4 million
9. The Circle — $1.7 million ($18.9 mil.)
10. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion — $1.5 million ($18.9 mil.)

Next weekend, 20th Century Fox’s Alien: Covenant will debut alongside the Fox’s family comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Warner Bros.’ young adult adaptation Everything, Everything. It remains to be seen if Ridley Scott’s latest Alien film should dethrone Guardians.