Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 This week’s new release had another strong weekend at the box office despite facing direct competition Quick X. By the end of its third week of release, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 it added about $33 million domestically, easing just 47% from its second weekend. That brings its domestic total closer to $266 million and worldwide to $660 million.

A superhero triquel written and directed by the author James Gunndeclared emotional the last walk for the wrong ragtag team. But he delivered relatively weak A $118 million domestic debut prompted a doomsday analysis of the state of superhero cinema. But, perhaps due to the positive word of mouth or the general audience’s interest in seeing their favorite characters together in one last adventure, the film did well in its second weekend. one of the lowest drops of the sophomore year In the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


The film’s worldwide haul of $660 million means it’s on the way to number one Guardians of the Galaxy Around 100 million dollars. The first film, released in 2014, was a surprise hit for Marvel, as the characters weren’t as well-known as Iron Man or Captain America. The film finished with $333 million domestically and $770 million worldwide, cementing the Marvel brand. Three years later, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 It delivered a domestic haul of $389 million and a worldwide cume of $863 million, making the Guardians one of the most beloved characters in the MCU – their popularity has grown since appearing in other Marvel projects. Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder.

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Speaking of the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 It has now surpassed the three Ant-Man films, the first two Iron Man films, the first two Thor adventures, as well as Marvel’s pandemic-era releases worldwide. Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Black widow (which also debuted day-and-date on Disney+ for a premium subscription fee). Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will soon overtake the first Doctor Strange ($676 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714 million).

A superhero movie saved?

This year has been objectively difficult for superhero movies, both Marvel movies Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania ($475 million worldwide) and DC Shazam! Wrath of the Gods ($132 million) brought disappointing box office returns. Combined with drops observed in transports around the world Thor 4 and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever not to mention DC’s disastrous performance last year compared to their predecessors. Black Man, conversations about the interest in superhero movies have reached an all-time high. And it’s too early to tell Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will be a film that relieves the pressure of the genre. I hope the situation will improve from Sony in the future Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Versewill be released in the first week of June, and then FlashWarner Bros. has a large bank.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chukwudi Iwujiand Will Poulter. You can watch our interview with Gunn and Pratt here, and stay tuned to Collider for more updates.