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.
|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