UPDATED: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. This was another disappointing result for Marvel following the disappointing Ant Man And The Wasp Quantumania
, which started out well with $106.1m in Feburary before fading to finish with around $475m globally – someway behind the $622.7m result of Ant Man And The Wasp in 2018.
James Gunn’s final Marvel film prior to focusing on his role as the co-head of DC Studios rival superhero Click here for Screen’s full international report.Guardians 3 is the 32nd consecutive Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) release to debut at number one in North America. Disney executives pointed out on Sunday morning that the tentpole is the 12th to score a $100m-plus opening weekend since the start of the pandemic, and the sixth MCU title to do so.
That is a notable feat and the distribution and exhibition community will take hope as box office progresses through the calendar and Hollywood aims to beat 2022’s $3.44bn summer, powered by the $187.4m debut of last year’s season opener Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
Disney/Marvel executives will look to capitalise on word of mouth as the $114m haul grows in the coming weeks and executives anticipate a relatively light runway until Universal unleashes Fast X
on May 19. Guardians 1, and
2 finished their North American theatrical run with $333.7m and $359.8m respectively. Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff reprise their starring roles alongside Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel voicing Rocket Racoon and Groot.Guardians‘ entry pushed Universal/Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie off its perch after four weekends as the animation crossed $500m. The Cannes acquisition of Kino Lorber,
, opened at 25 and grossed $15,038 on two sites. Manuela Martelli’s drama was first shown at the 2022 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. It is known outside the US as 1976.