Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Takes #1 At the Box Office

This past Friday, Star-Lord and his ragtag group of misfits became two-time galaxy savers as well as pushing Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”  to soar at the box office as the number one movie with a galactic $146.5 million in its opening weekend!

That’s right, True Believers, what is summer without the Guardians! “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opened 55% above the 2014 debut of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Previously, “Guardians of the Galaxy” earned $94.3M, making it not only the biggest-ever August opening domestically, but also the biggest non-sequel opening of 2014—or for quite some time!

After 13 days in several international markets, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” brings its global box office gross to $431.5 million! This marks Marvel Studios’ 15th #1 debut out of 15 films.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is currently Certified Fresh at 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe past $11 billion in combined global grosses, from 15 films since the MCU’s inception in 2008.

Purchase tickets now for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in theaters and IMAX 3D today! Make sure to stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest!