Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Performs Better than Expected in Second Weekend at the Box Office

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 continued its reign at the domestic box office this past weekend. James Gunn’s Marvel swan song is exactly what the MCU needed to restore faith in the hearts of its passionate fanbase. However, now it looks like this Rocket Raccoon-centric trilogy capper has done even better than expected in its second weekend. Vol. 3 has made $62.6 million domestically in its second weekend of release which is over $2 million more than its original $60.5 million estimate. That latter figure was already impressive given it only represented a 49% box office drop between weekends. The new number represents only a 47% drop.

This also means Vol. 3 has easily crossed the $200 million mark domestically with $216.5 million. Globally the film has crossed the $500 million mark with $530.9 million. This is thanks to markets like China where the emotional epic has already made $58.4 million. This galactic achievement also means Vol. 3 has already surpassed Marvel’s last film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania at the worldwide box office in just over one full week of release. That particular bite-size trilogy capper only made $475.8 million globally in its entire theatrical run. Vol. 3 has also joined an exclusive list of Marvel films that have dipped under a 50% drop at the box office in its second weekend. These films include Black Panther, Thor, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and The Avengers. The 47% drop is even better than the previous two Guardians films which both dropped a still respectable 55% in their second weekends.

It is yet to be seen whether Vol. 3 can surpass the lifetime earnings of Vol. 2, which amounted to $863.7 million. However, there is a strong possibility of reaching that goal if audiences continue to flock to theaters for repeat viewings of this brilliantly fun film.

The overwhelmingly positive reception from both critics and general moviegoers has elevated this movie to the upper echelons of Marvel greatness. This bodes well for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently showing in theatres.

Check out the films trailer below:


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