May 5 Weekend Roundup: 'Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2' opens to $145M

In the largest box office jump for a Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened at $145M. This jump is over $50M more than its predecessor’s $94M opening weekend. While $145M is very impressive, it is, nonetheless, a step down from the previous two years of MCU’s May debuts of The Avengers 2 ($191M) and Captain America: Civil War ($179M).

The below chart shows our forecasts (lower bound, mean, upper bound) from last Friday next to several other industry forecasts and actual performance.

Title Actual Pilot
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $145M ($156.8M, $158.5M, $160.2M) $160M $158M $156M

We’ll be back later this week with forecasts for King Arthur and Snatched

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