May 5 Weekend Forecast: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 explodes this weekend, spanning about 4,300 theaters. All signs are suggesting one of the highest May openings of all-time. The first film of the series vastly outperformed industry expectations despite its more unconventional source material. The sequel continues to garner positive critical and audience reception with our models suggesting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 being on track to open around $158M.

Forecasts for this weekend are below. All dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand, and only represent domestic opening. A larger confidence interval may represent greater variance. Confidence intervals may not be normally distributed.

Title Lower Bound Mean Upper Bound
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $156,837,000 $158,507,000 $160,177,000

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Peter Quill and his rag-tag crew of misfits look to begin the summer with one of the year’s biggest blockbusters.

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