The Guardians are set for a big debut, both domestically and internationally. Deadline is reporting that "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," the sequel to 2014's surprise hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," could possibly earn up to $100 million or more at the global box office.
The film officially began its international roll out today in 37 markets, which approximates 58% of its international footprint. As of right now, the film is tracking between $85 million and $100 million internationally, with many leaning towards the latter, considering the first film opened to $67.4 million in 42 overseas markets back in 2014.
Domestically, the highly-anticipated sequel is tracking for a "Civil War"-sized box office. It's expected that the sequel will open to around $150 million domestically when it hits theaters in a little under two weeks. Should the estimates hold, that would put the film well above the original's $94.3 million debut; whether or not the sequel over-performs like its predecessor, however, remains to be seen.
Written and directed by James Gunn, “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.