Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Unseats The Fate of the Furious As Box-Office Champ

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Photo: Disney

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.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Dominates Box Office