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Posted: May 07, 2017

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ rockets to No. 1

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"Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" pulled in $145 at the box office this weekend.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Box office figures for Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," have gone into orbit, bringing in an estimated $145 million this weekend. That makes the sequel to the 2014 hit Marvel's 15th straight No. 1 opening at the domestic box office, CNN reported.

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The space adventure movie, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, also has done well worldwide, too. Since premiering overseas more than a week ago, the movie has pulled in about $428 million, CNN reported.

"Vol. 2" is Marvel Studios' fifth-biggest opening. The original film, which is not based on Marvel heroes, grossed $773 million worldwide, CNN reported

Critics have been favorable toward "Vol. 2," as the film was rated at 82 percent by review site Rotten Tomatoes.


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