‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ easily repeats as box office champion

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 remained at the top spot of the weekend box office and only saw a 57 percent drop during its second weekend. The film brought in $63 million and is closing in on $250 million domestically.

Box Office Mojo reports that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is about $87 million away from reaching the original’s domestic gross of $333 million back in 2014. The film also passed $630 million at the worldwide box office.

Snatched came in second place with $17.5 million. The comedy starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer could potentially see an increase in audience over the next few weeks but I think it will be tough for the film to hit $50 million domestically.

King: Arthur: Legend of the Sword becomes the first major flop of the summer blockbuster season. The film came in third place with $14.7 million, which is very short of projections and not good considering this film was rumored to be the start of a franchise.

The Fate of the Furious finished in fourth place with $5.3 million and has reached $215 million domestically after 31 days. The Boss Baby rounds out the top five with $4.6 million and has passed $160 million domestically.

Beauty and the Beast came in sixth place with $3.9 million and is approaching $500 million domestically.

How to Be a Latin Lover ($3.8 million), Lowriders ($2.4 million), The Circle ($1.7 million) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion ($1.6 million) round out the top 10.

I’m predicting that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be at the top spot again next weekend even though it will face some stiff competition from Alien: Covenant, the latest installment in the Alien franchise. It should be a close race for the top spot next weekend.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

Disney: $67.7 million (-83.5 percent)

20th Century Fox: $22.4 million (+15.8 percent)

Warner Bros.: $15.7 million (+13.1 percent)

Universal: $5.7 million (-3.6 percent)

Lionsgate: $3.8 million (-1.8 percent)

BH Tilt: $2.6 million (n/a)

STX Entertainment: $1.7 million (-2.7 percent)

Great India Films: $1.6 million (-1.6 percent)

Fox Searchlight: $1.4 million (-0.7 percent)

Sony Pictures: $1.2 million (-0.6 percent)

Next week’s openings: Alien: Covenant, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Everything, Everything

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Chris Howcroft is a graduate of Florida State University. Avid sports fan with a passion for writing. TV and movies are also pretty awesome.

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