'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Marvel's 15th straight No. 1 opening

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When it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, everyone has been so preoccupied with where said threequel fits into the MCU timeline that few have stopped to ask the question: when, exactly, will James Gunn's trilogy-capper be released? According to Box Office Mojo, the film accounted for "over 79% of the cumulative top ten gross". That raises the global weekend total to about $269 million and the movie's total global take so far to $428 million.

This guy built a mega-franchise, in 2008, in a cave.WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS! However, it's brand new adventures like Doctor Strange, which opened against Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge, and Ant-Man, which debuted against Trainwreck, that don't seem to pose as much of a threat to rival studios.

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 USA total. While Guardians 2 fell short of those recent Marvel blockbusters, it was still a critical hit, earning an 81% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans will wait and see where it ends up at the box office in relation to its Marvel Studios brethren.

The worldwide weekend of the Marvel's latest release took in a strong 123.8 million US dollars for a global weekend of 268.8 million USA dollars. 2019 will see the release of Captain Marvel and the now untitled fourth Avengers movie.

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"Furious" sold $8.5 million in tickets in the fourth week of a lucrative run, which saw it surpass the one-billion-dollar mark worldwide. That makes the sequel to the 2014 hit Marvel's 15th straight No. 1 opening at the domestic box office, CNN reported.

Beware of spoilers for "Guardians 2" below. Indian film Baahubali 2 took the seventh spot.

Third place went to "The Boss Baby", with $6.2 million in receipts.

"Beauty and the Beast", $11.9 million.

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