Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Opens To $101 Million Internationally

Even before launching in the US, the sequel has made a lot of money.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened in 37 international markets last week ahead of its premiere this Friday in the United States. According to Deadline, the Marvel movie pulled in $101.2 million from international markets, which is 57 percent bigger than the original Guardians of the Galaxy.

The number stands to grow even bigger soon, as a number of international markets, including the UK, have Monday off for May Day.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's biggest international market was the UK, where it made $15.5 million; Australia was No. 2, with $11.6 million.

The movie was directed by James Gunn, who made the first and is also returning for a third entry.

"I'm returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," he said, noting how much he loves the characters. He added that he believes "they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit. And, like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that goes beyond what you expect."

In other Guardians of the Galaxy news, Telltale Games' series based on the franchise debuted in April with its first episode. Additionally, Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal is reportedly making a Guardians of the Galaxy game, though this has yet to be confirmed.

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