‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Exceeds Expectations for Global Box Office Debut

At a time when all eyes are on how superhero films perform at the box office, Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 gives watchers and fans enough to think about in its opening weekend. The third film in Marvel’s space opera superhero series grossed $114 million domestically and another $168 million in overseas territories, for a worldwide opening of $282 million. dollars.

While this is ahead of the projected worldwide debut of $250-264 million that has been pitched over the past couple of days, it’s still a lower haul than films of a similar scale tend to deliver. . For example, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness grossed $450 million on its global debut last year, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made an estimated $252 million on its global debut in 2017, although, crucially, it didn’t open in China until week two. The first one guardians of the galaxy grossed $161 million in its first three days worldwide in 2014.


Keep in mind, Guardians of the Galaxy 3contrary to Doctor Strange 2 and its own predecessor, which also launched day-and-date in China, where it grossed $28 million. While that’s bigger than what the previous two Guardians movies did in their Middle Kingdom debut, it’s no secret that China has become less and less relevant to Hollywood in the post era. -pandemic. Just a decade after American studios spent big bucks trying to woo Chinese audiences, the market has become almost entirely self-sufficient, imposing strict restrictions on the number of imported titles that can be released in a year and limiting the number of ‘screens which they are authorized to play, subject to exceptions.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will have to show real legs if it wants to surpass the lifespan of its predecessors. By comparison, the first guardians of the galaxy the film earned $333 million domestically and $770 million worldwide, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 earned $389 million domestically and $863 million worldwide. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Chris Prattthe Guardians started out as underdogs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but over the next decade became fan favorites after also starring in a handful of other Marvel films.

“Guardians of the Galaxy 3” Was marketed as the final film in the trilogy

Do Guardians of the Galaxy 3The opening of Suggests Superhero Fatigue Is Real? Maybe. The movie had a sense of finality going in its favor, which Marvel made sure to highlight in the marketing. He is also a writer-director. james gunnThe latest film from the studio that propelled him to worldwide fame. He is now co-CEO of rival DC Studios, where he will write and direct the new Superman movie, and oversee programming for the next decade. Notice for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 have been positive, with Collider’s own Ross Bonaime calling it “a funny, exciting and emotional conclusion” to the trilogy, and opening day audiences awarding it an A CinemaScore. But despite all that, the movie currently only performs slightly better than Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniawhich grossed $106 million on its domestic debut and $227 million on its global debut, before grossing a disappointing $474 million worldwide.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 also stars Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Wine Diesel, bradley cooper, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi IwujiAnd Poultry. You can watch an interview with Gunn and Pratt here and stay tuned to Collider for more updates.

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