Box Office Results: ‘Guardians 2’ Opens to $145M
Peter Quill launches back into the Box Office
Marvel’s highly-anticipated sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” was the only major release this weekend, but a few smaller films hit the limited box-office. As for Movie Trailers, this week’s big releases include Sony’s “The Dark Tower,” the shark-thriller “47 Meters Down,” and a quick “Blade Runner 2049” teaser.
As expected “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2” took the top-spot on the domestic charts with a $145M debut. The film opened across 4,347 locations, and even managed to top the original’s opening weekend. “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2” was directed by James Gunn, who also directed the first film. “Guardians 2” features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Sean Gunn, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. The original film opened in August, normally a slow weekend at the box-office, but opened to $94M domestically. The first installment grossed over $333M at home, before going on to make $773M worldwide.
The superhero release was enough to knock “The Fate of the Furious” down to second-place on the domestic charts. The Universal hit still managed to gross over $8.5M across 3,595 locations this weekend, and has grossed over $207M domestically in just four-weeks. “The Fate of the Furious” was directed by F. Gary Gray, the script was written by Chris Morgan and Gary Scott. The new installment stars Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Kurt Russell and Tyrese Gibson.
Amazingly, FOX’s “The Boss Baby” is back in the top-three after six-weeks on the charts. The animated-comedy grossed $6.1M across 3,284 locations this week, raising the film’s total to over $156M domestically. “The Boss Baby” was directed by Tom McGrath, and features the voice talents of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel and Tobey Maguire.
“How to be a Latin Lover” landed in fourth-place overall with a $5.2M weekend. The comedy remained in 1,203 locations, and has grossed over $20M for the studio in just two-weeks. “How to be a Latin Lover” was directed by Ken Marino, the script was written by Chris Spain and Jon Zack. The film stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek and Rob Lowe.
With “The Circle” completely dropping out of the top-five in only its second-week, “Beauty and the Beast” rose to fifth-place overall with a $4.9M weekend. The live-action adaptation remained in 2,680 locations, and has grossed over $487M domestically in eight-weeks. The film was directed by Bill Condon, working off a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. “Beauty and the Beast” stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci. “Born in China” was directed by Chuan Lu and written by David Fowler and Brian Leith. The documentary features the voice-talents of John Krasinski and Xun Zhou.
At the limited box-office things were much quieter. “3 Generations” only grossed $20K across 6 locations, while A24’s “The Lovers” pulled in $70K at four locations. “3 Generations” was directed by Gaby Dellal, and stars Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon. Azazel Jacobs wrote and directed “The Lovers,” which stars Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, and Aidan Gillen.
IFC’s “Chuck” pulled-in $40K across four locations this weekend, the film was directed by Philippe Falardeau. The film stars Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, and Ron Perlman. “The Dinner” pulled-in $755K across 505 locations, enough to take the top-spot on the limited-release charts, and was written and directed by Oren Moverman. The film stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Steve Coogan.
Next week moviegoers will choose between Guy Ritchie’s adventure-drama “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” and the comedy “Snatched” with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.