Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 doesn’t open in the United States until May 5, but international box office returns portend good times ahead for the latest Marvel space adventure.
Across 37 international openings, Guardians 2 has picked up an estimated $101.2 million in ticket sales. It’s on pace for a #1 box office finish in 34 of those countries, only falling short in Portugal, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Guardians 2 is also off to a healthier start than its predecessor. The movie’s estimated opening box office is larger than that of Guardians 1 in every one of the 37 markets it landed in this weekend, save for Belgium — which hosted previews of the original movie. Read more…