Weekend Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Opens to Big $145M

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Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios‘ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soared to $145 million debut in the U.S. this weekend. The quirky superhero sequel opened 53.7% higher than the 2014 runaway hit. After two weeks in theaters around the world, the movie has nabbed about $428 million.

Otherwise, Universal Pictures‘ The Fate of the Furious dropped to second place with $8.5 million, pushing its total domestic take past the $200 million mark.

DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby took third with $6.2 million.

Pantelion Films’ How to Be a Latin Lover dropped two spots to fourth with $5.3 million its second weekend, while Disney’s Beauty and the Beast rounded out the top five domestically with $5 million at 2,680 locations.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — $145,049,000
2. The Fate of the Furious — $8,528,965 ($207,136,495)
3. The Boss Baby — $6,175,000 ($156,735)
4. How to Be a Latin Lover — $5,250,000 ($20,653,320)
5. Beauty and the Beast — $4,943,000 ($487,594,615)
6. The Circle — $4,020,000 ($15,715,113)
7. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion — $3,242,532 ($16,175,528)
8. Gifted — $2,055,000 ($19,240,331)
9. Going in Style — $1,900,000 ($40,600,918)
10. Smurfs: The Lost Village — $1,820,000 ($40,570,574)

In limited launch, Janus Films’ re-release of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker faired best ($19,785 from one screen), A24‘s The Lovers, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, followed well ($70,410 from four theaters), boxing drama Chuck posted good numbers ($40,416 from four screens), but flopping pretty hard was The Weinstein Company‘s transgender drama 3 Generations which got a six-theater limited release and made $20,000.

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