The Guardians crew have done it again!

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2..L to R: Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper).and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 claims the top spot at this weekend’s box office, having pulled in $65.3 million, more than triple that of its nearest competition in the domestic box office. But the latest Marvel film, which sees Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill finally reunited with his father Ego (Kurt Russell), isn’t just popular with North American audiences (it landed an A on CinemaScore), having earned $248.4 million in the two weeks it’s been out; it’s also performed well internationally, where it had premiered earlier. This weekend brings GotGV2‘s worldwide total to $632.3 million.

And while the film did see a 55 percent drop in the box office, as is customary for Marvel films, it’s performing better than other superhero sequels like Iron Man 2and Avengers: Age of Ultron, both of which saw drops of 59.4 percent. However, in terms of box office hauls, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has not brought in as much domestically compared to 2015’s Age of Ultron ($77.7 million) and 2016’s Captain America: Civil War ($72.6 million) in their second weeks.

Coming in second is new release Snatched. The R-rated comedy starring Amy Schumer and a recently-unretired Goldie Hawn earned $19.5 million thanks to an extra Mother’s Day-inspired bump. The film sees the actresses play a mother-daughter duo on a relaxing tropical holiday only for it to go terribly wrong. Snatched was not as well received (a B on CinemaScore) as Schumer’s previous offering, Trainwreck (an A- on CinemaScore), which pulled in $30 million in its first weekend out.

The second new release of the weekend, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, lands in third place with a domestic earning of $15.4 million. This doesn’t bode well for the film, which was reportedly made for around $170 million. The Guy Ritchie-directed action adventure fared slightly better internationally (where it opened in 51 markets including China) pulling in $29.6 million, for a worldwide haul of $45 million. The film — which audiences liked well enough (B+ on CinemaScore) — follows young King Arthur’s (Charlie Hunnam) attempt to retake his throne following his father’s death, his uncle’s rise to power, and his own discovery of legendary sword Excalibur.




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