Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Rules The Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES, Disney/Marvel's summer superhero blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had a strong domestic opening, earning an estimated $145.0M in box office receipts in North America. That's in addition to the $123.8 million it generated in international markets over the weekend.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians has generated almost half a billion for Disney/Marvel in just 13 days since it made its first debut in Japan. The film a sequel to the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy, which in itself was a box office smash, earning more than $700 million for the studio.

Other films of note include the Indian-made fantasy-adventure sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion, which generated $47.2M and $3.2M domestically and Fate of the Furious, which added an estimated $38.6M worldwide over the weekend.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 7, are below.

1. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $268.8M
2. Baahubali: The Conclusion – Multiple – $47.2M
3. Fate Of The Furious, The – Universal – $38.6M
4. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $23.2M
5. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $16.8M
6. How To Be A Latin Lover – Multiple – $10.8M
7. Dangal – China Film Co. – $10.7M
8. Get Out – Universal – $9.0M
9. Smurfs: The Lost Village – Sony – $7.4M
10. Sheriff – Lotte Entertainment – $7.3M
11. Shock Wave – Multiple – $7.1M
12. Going In Style – Warner Bros. – $5.0M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 7, are below.

1. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $145.0M
2. Fate Of The Furious, The – Universal – $8.5M
3. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $6.2M
4. How To Be A Latin Lover – Lionsgate – $5.2M
5. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $4.9M
6. Circle, The – STX Entertainment – $4.0M
7. Baahubali: The Conclusion – Great India Films – $3.2M
8. Gifted – Fox Searchlight – $2.1M
9. Going In Style – Warner Bros. – $1.9M
10. Smurfs: The Lost Village – Sony – $1.8M
11. Born In China – Disney – $1.2M

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