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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Passed $500 Million and Quantumania as James Gunn’s MCU Swan Song Dominates Second Weekend Box Office.

After years of delays, the issues surrounding the firing and rehiring of James Gunn, and the current lull in the MCU movies, there was a very good chance that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be a complete mess. It’s the weird world of modern cinema, however, and that means that instead of crashing and burning, the final outing of the Guardians’ current round was a resounding success, both critically and box-wise. -office. To prove his point, last weekend the film was shown Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaThe total gross of takes second place in the highest-grossing films of 2023 and crossed the $500 million mark to boot.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 wraps up the story that James Gunn began nearly a decade ago, and despite the original film bringing with it a cast of relatively unknown characters to the MCU, the film began a journey that MCU fans never have. wasted no time in boarding. Now, 9 years later, Gunn has finished his trilogy on a huge high and potentially given Marvel Studios one of its biggest hits of the past three years.

While box office success is one thing, the reviews have also been much better than some other MCU offerings. Currently, the film is sitting on a Rotten Tomatoes critical rating of 81% and an Audience Score of 96%. This is good news for Gunn and his new venture at DC Studios, as it shows that when it comes to making crowd-pleasing comic book movies, Gunn is managing to do what so many others don’t. failed to achieve. His next test will come with his version of Superman, which is a completely different ball game to win.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 boosted the MCU’s post-pandemic box office.

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has never been a box office flop. Even films that were torn down by critics and failed to fully connect with audiences such as Thor: Love and Thunder did what they had to do and topped the vast majority of film releases following the Covid shutdowns.

With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3the MCU has proven that despite the underperformance of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in february there is still no sign of ‘superhero fatigue’ and it’s more about fans choosing which movies they see in theaters and expect to see soon after on Disney+. There’s no doubt that the arrival of Disney’s streaming platform has had an impact on box office numbers, and not just for Marvel movies, but for all Disney offerings, and that could mean that some MCU movies won’t perform as well as they did four years ago. .

That said, Marvel Studios’ release is still far from being some kind of box office bomb – unlike last year. Morbius – and this is the main thing to remember from this latest achievement. Can Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 keep pushing towards the billion dollar club? It’s not out of the question.

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