Guardians Past $100M in International Box Office Opening


Those Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 doesn't open until May 5th in the U.S., the film debuted in 37 international markets this weekend to an opening of $101.2 million.

This is 57% higher than the previous Guardian film, 50% higher than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 19% higher than Thor: The Dark World when looking at the same territories and exchange rates, according to Deadline. In other words, the film is doing very well.

The pre-weekend projects showed it coming in around $100M… so I think they can call that one accurate. It was the #1 film in 34 of those markets… the other three being Portugal, Turkey and Vietnam. And it beat it's predecessor in all markets except for Belgium. It brought in $15.5M in the U.K., $11.6M in Australia, $8.3M in Germany, $7.9M in France and $7.6M in Mexico.

It's the second largest U.K. opening of the year behind Beauty and the Beast, another Disney property.

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.