There’s no turning back now: With the hefty-but-typical-for-a-Marvel-movie opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, summer box- office season is officially upon us. The film raked in a three-day opening of $145 million, unseating The Fate of the Furious as this weekend’s box-office champ. While that number doesn’t break any records, it’s far from a disappointment, particularly given the movie’s positive word-of-mouth. Still, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was undoubtedly helped by a lack of real competition. In its fourth weekend, The Fate of the Furious took in $8.5 million for a distant second-place finish, with The Boss Baby ($6.2 million), How to Be a Latin Lover ($5.3 million), and Beauty and the Beast ($5 million) rounding out the top five. The clear lesson of the weekend? It’s good to be Vin Diesel.
This post has been updated to reflect final numbers.