The box office for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 begins with the franchise’s best opening night total setting a new record that could help its opening weekend.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3The box office opening night set a new record for the guardians of the galaxy franchise. Marvel Studios and director James Gunn have seen the shadowy cast of Marvel characters become incredibly popular over the past nine years. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is the end of Gunn’s trilogy and an emotional send-off for the team’s original iteration. Even after the film received mostly positive reviews, the release of one of the most anticipated films of 2023 drew a lot of attention to its box office performance. This is due to the recent disappointment that accompanied Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaat the box office.
According to a report by VarietyMarvel Studios has had some success with Guardians of the Galaxy 3at the opening night box office, which set a new franchise record with $17.5 million earned from Thursday previews. This total exceeds Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2The $17 million opening night performance, which easily topped the original’s $11.2 million opening night. It also puts the film directly on par with the only other Phase 5 film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Ant Man 3 also earned $17.5 million on its opening night. The film’s worldwide box office total so far stands at $52.5 million.
Will Guardians of the Galaxy 3 have the highest opening weekend in the franchise?
This opening night could technically become a new record for the franchise as the audience is seated Guardians of the Galaxy 3‘s post-credits scenes, but it’s unclear if the box office opening weekend will do the same. The film’s tracking data was a bit surprising given the previous films and what it originally looked like it was about to do. There was a time when Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was looking for an opening weekend that would rival Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2is $146 million as of 2017. However, projections for the film have continued to dip over time since then.
It has been reported more recently that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 could earn between $110 million and $120 million in its opening weekend. This would place the film firmly between the first and second installments. THE Guardians of the Galaxy 3 The box office is technically ahead of the debut of the second film. However, the MCU faithful could have accelerated the success of the film by going to the opening screenings to avoid spoilers, like who dies in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. After all, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania had the same opening night as Guardians of the Galaxy 3but that movie made $40 million less than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
From Guardians of the Galaxy 3 isn’t kid-friendly like previous entries, it doesn’t seem likely to continue breaking records this opening weekend. This did not prevent the film from continuing to become a box office success. The film is expected to gross over $250 million worldwide in its opening weekend, which will at least recoup its budget for Marvel Studios. It can still become profitable for the studio without becoming the most profitable guardians of the galaxy movie. While Disney would surely prefer to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3The box office continues to break records after the opening night, the film is still on the road to success.
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