|Aug 1, 2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||$170,000,000||$94,320,883||$333,172,112||$771,051,335||Play|
|May 5, 2017||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2||$200,000,000||$146,510,104||$389,813,101||$863,613,101||Play|
Box Office History for Guardians of the Galaxy Movies
|Dec 9, 2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||$55,650,630||$82,305,450||$137,956,080|
|Aug 8, 2017||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2||$9,156,312||$44,629,907||$53,786,219|
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May 16th, 2017
As expected, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 crushed the competition this weekend earning more than Snatched and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’s combined openings. However, it held on better than expected down 55% to $65.26 million. The overall box office still fell by 30% from last weekend to $136 million. This is 3.8% higher than the same weekend last year. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 held on better than Captain America: Civil War did during its sophomore stint, but it was strong depth that helped 2017 win the year-over-year comparison. It didn’t win by much, so the overall lead still shrunk to 3.4% at $4.07 billion to $3.93 billion, but any lead is good news.
May 11th, 2017
There are two wide releases coming out this week, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched. However, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will likely destroy them at the box office. The real question is whether or not the top three films this year will out-earn the three films from this weekend last year. At the beginning of the month, I thought that would happen, but now I’m not so sure. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 missed expectations last weekend and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched haven’t seen their buzz grow like most new releases do. I don’t think 2017 will get crushed like it did last weekend, but I also don’t think it will end its mini-losing streak either.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Chris Pratt||2||Peter Quill||$1,634,664,436||$5,098,443,914||32.1%|
|Michael Rooker||2||Yondu Udonta||$1,634,664,436||$3,026,927,333||54.0%|
|Glenn Close||2||Nova Prime||$1,634,664,436||$4,261,473,652||38.4%|
|Laura Haddock||2||Meredith Quill||$1,634,664,436||$2,325,314,409||70.3%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Kevin Feige||2||Producer (2)||$1,634,664,436||$18,406,800,018||8.9%|
|Louis D’Esposito||2||Executive Producer (2)||$1,634,664,436||$14,005,268,464||11.7%|
|Victoria Alonso||2||Executive Producer (2)||$1,634,664,436||$13,227,015,644||12.4%|
|Stan Lee||2||Executive Producer (2)||$1,634,664,436||$24,613,599,187||6.6%|
Executive Producer (1)
|David J. Grant||2||
Executive Producer (1)
|Fred Raskin||2||Editor (2)||$1,634,664,436||$3,265,387,736||50.1%|
|Craig Wood||2||Editor (2)||$1,634,664,436||$6,026,167,020||27.1%|
|Tyler Bates||2||Composer (2)||$1,634,664,436||$3,648,324,292||44.8%|
|Dave Jordan||2||Music Supervisor (2)||$1,634,664,436||$14,952,074,966||10.9%|
|Sarah Halley Finn||2||Casting Director (2)||$1,634,664,436||$18,245,999,020||9.0%|