The Fate of the Furious may be coming out this weekend, but summer movie season doesn’t officially kick off until May 5 with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. And the initial box office predictions have arrived.
The film is tracking to open at $150 million, over $50 million more than the original’s $94 million debut in August 2014. It will be one of the biggest Marvel openings ever, trailing only their other May openings (Avengers, Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Civil War). That being said, I wouldn’t be shocked if this can climb into the $170 million range and challenge IM3 or Civil War’s place on the ladder.
Pre-sale tickets have been on sale since March 24 and the film premieres in LA on April 19, with international releases starting a week later.
Are you looking forward to everyone’s favorite group of intergalactic a-holes? Let us know.