Those Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 doesn’t open until May 5th in the U.S., the film debuted in 37 international markets this weekend to an opening of $101.2 million.
This is 57% higher than the previous Guardian film, 50% higher than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 19% higher than Thor: The Dark World when looking at the same territories and exchange rates, according to Deadline. In other words, the film is doing very well.
The pre-weekend projects showed it coming in around $100M… so I think they can call that one accurate. It was the #1 film in 34 of those markets… the other three being Portugal, Turkey and Vietnam. And it beat it’s predecessor in all markets except for Belgium. It brought in $15.5M in the U.K., $11.6M in Australia, $8.3M in Germany, $7.9M in France and $7.6M in Mexico.
It’s the second largest U.K. opening of the year behind Beauty and the Beast, another Disney property.