Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was originally slated to hit $120 million this weekend, but early numbers put it down to just $110 million.
The numbers have started rolling in for this first week of the summer movie season, and after raking in $17.5 million in Thursday previews, it looks like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will open a little slower than expected with just $110 million, which puts it in the same range as the last Marvel movie to hit theaters, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which debuted with a franchise of $106.1 million a few weeks ago. For Guardians however, if that $110 million remains, it will be a drop of $36.5 million from the previous entry in the series.
Count me among the people who have been disappointed with the latest MCU movies, so I can definitely understand the regular audience that is tired of heading to theaters for that new comic book movie, but this one is really good! Don’t just take it from me or our own Chris Bumbray who gave it an 8/10 in his review, take it from the 96% audience score and the A cinemascore. To me, it felt like an old school MCU movie. It was a bit darker than what we are used to in a Guardians movie, but it still maintained the comedy, the actual comedy, not the cringe, eye roll stuff that we expect from comic book movies. The good news for Flight. 3 is that next week doesn’t see huge competition except for the noted Ben Affleck/Robert Rodriguez collaboration R Hypnotic, so with a good word of mouth Guardians hopefully you won’t see a standard 60% comic drop.
Chris Pratt has plenty to smile about as he tops the top two at the box office this weekend as The movie Super Mario Bros. drops one spot into its fifth week with what is currently being sought as an $18-19 million weekend. That would be about a 55% drop from last week, which is a little steeper than I expected, but with nearly $520 million at the domestic box office and more than a billion at the global box office, I’m sure no one is complaining. on the figures for this weekend.
Third place seems to be Evil Dead Rise with an additional $5-6 million bringing its total to just under $54 million domestic and over $100 million at the worldwide box office, making it the first film in the evil Dead deductible to reach this number. It’s quite promising given that the producers have announced that they want to release a new evil Dead film every two or three years.
Lionsgate holds the fourth and fifth spots on the list with two very different films. First, the very underachieving Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret with what looks like a $3 million finish as the film struggles to reach just $15 million after two weeks of release as John Wick: Chapter 4 continues its impressive run with another $2-3 million as the potentially final chapter of the hit franchise hits over $180 million domestically with over $400 million worldwide. Who are we kidding, with numbers like that, I can’t wait to Chapter 5!
It looks like the other novelty of the week, love again, will be able to slip into the top five of the weekend with between 2 and 3 million dollars. These are not the best numbers in the world, but a place in the top five is nothing exceptional.
were you able to check Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 again or the prospect of yet another comic book movie does not excite you? Let us know in the comments section and be sure to check back tomorrow when we have a full rundown of this weekend’s box office numbers.
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