Marvel Studio's latest blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, has officially crossed $500 million at the worldwide box office, as reported by The Wrap.
The film managed to secure a $145 million opening when it hit dometically theaters last week, and is currently sitting at $175.9 million domestically. With little competition in its second weekend, the film is expected to retain the top spot at the box office this weekend with a projected $66M-$73M. Internationally, the film has already managed to nab $325.8 million, bringing the film's current worldwide total to $501.7 million. The film should pass $600 million worldwide over the weekend.
#GotGVol2 has now smashed $500M worldwide. $18.7M global WED lifting cume to $501.7M. Intl led by $62.2M in China. Passes $600M this wknd.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) May 11, 2017
The first Guardians film crushed expectations when it premiered back in 2014, going on to open with a massive $94.3 million in its opening weekend. The film ended its domestic run with $333.2 million domestically and $440 million internationally, bringing its worldwide take to a worldwide cumulative of $773.3 million.
As of right now, the Vol. 2 should easily pass the worldwide total of its predecessor. Whether or not it will ultimately pass the $1 billion mark remains to be seen.
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. The film is currently playing in theaters.