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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off with $145M debut

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off with $145M debut

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuted earlier in other territories, but it still brought in another $123.8 million to bring the overall worldwide total $427.6 million when including the United States total. That represents a 54% improvement on the first Guardians' opening weekend, which totaled $94.3 million back in 2014. In a very distant second is The Fate of the Furious with $8.5 million.

Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell from Marvel Studios 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California.

With that out of the way, one of the five post-credit scenes for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sees the Sovereign leader Ayesha (played by Elizabeth Debicki) about to unleash the creation of Adam Warlock. The film is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Finally, Going in Style and Smurfs: The Lost Village finished in ninth and tenth place with $1.9 and $1.8 million respectively, bringing both of their totals to an identical $40.6 million. As ComicBook points out, the upcoming "Guardians" film may quite possibly see a release date sometime in 2020, especially taking into consideration the timeline of previous "Guardians" movies and their respective release dates.

The breathtaking showing by Guardians ended the reign of "The Fate of the Furious", this week s box office runner-up.

And at No. 3 is the film that just won't go away, "Boss Baby" is back in the top three this week, bringing in an estimated $6 million.

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He said the oddball characters in "Guardians of the Galaxy" are his way of reaching out to those who feel like he once did.

But Fate of the Furious is performing so well overseas that it is overshadowing the US box office. In March, the mouse house's Beauty and the Beast live action adaptation began its box office run with $174.7 million and eventually grossed $1 billion worldwide.

And not only did they manage a stellar domestic debut - the team made more than $280 million overseas.

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