Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been a commercial and critical success for Marvel Studios. After a stellar $145 million domestic opening weekend, the sequel went on to surpass its 2014 predecessor, which ended its global theatrical run with $783.3 million. Now, less than a month after its domestic debut, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has become the 62nd film to earn more than $800 million worldwide.
The movie passed the $800 million mark on Tuesday with earnings of $342.7 million in North America and $454.7 million internationally. Four other Marvel films previously reached that milestone: The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3.
While it remains to be seen whether the film will pass the elusive $1 billion milestone, the news certainly solidifies the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise as one of Marvel’s highest earners. Considering how successful James Gunn’s films have been, it’s no surprise he’ll be back to write and direct a third Guardians. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has also hinted the director’s influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe could extend past that movie.
Now in theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.