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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 box office results so far

The new Marvel movie has provided us with a warm farewell to some of the best MCU characters, so let's dive into the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 box office.

Chris Pratt leads the Guardians of the Galaxy cast as MCU character Star-Lord

What is the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 box office performance so far? We were very excited to head back out into space with our favourite bunch of A-holes as they said goodbye to the series for good (probably).

But now we need to have a chat about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 box office, and what that means for a potential Guardians of the Galaxy 4 release date. This new movie has arrived at a time when MCU movies still feel as if they’re in a state of flux. It feels as if the best movies in the franchise were a few years ago, and we’re still waiting for Marvel’s Phase 5 to find its identity. There’s no better way for it to do that than with the help of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast.

So this was positioned as a big goodbye for some of the best MCU characters, which will definitely have an impact on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 box office. Let’s dive into the latest Marvel movie and look into how much cash it’s made so far.

How much will Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 make at the box office?

As of Sunday May 7, 2023, industry estimates have the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 box office at more than $260m worldwide for its opening weekend. These are impressive figures indeed for the buzzy new movie.

In US domestic preview sales, Guardians of the Galaxy made over $11 million, while the movie has been performing well overseas where its theatrical release is already in full swing. Deadline reported an estimated $116m total for the movie on its first Saturday, rising to $266m globally.

Once the opening weekend total has been officially totted up, we’ll have a much better indicator of what the final box office result will be, and the drop-off in the second weekend will also play a big role in that too.

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The previous Guardians of the Galaxy movies made $773m and $869m at the global box office respectively, so there’s an upward curve in the franchise as a whole. This has also been heavily marketed as a goodbye, so that could give the box office a bump and it looks likely that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’s final box office take-ins will land somewhere close to the $1 billion mark.

Spider-Man: No Way Home was the last MCU movie to break the $1bn barrier at the box office, though Doctor Strange 2 came within a whisker of that number. Since then, we’ve had Thor 4 ($761m), Black Panther 2 ($859m), and Ant-Man 3 ($475m).

As we explained in our Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 review, we think the new movie packs a real emotional punch, and so we expect that this could be the highest-grossing Marvel outing in a long time. Don’t be surprised if it crosses the billion-dollar barrier.

Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy

We’ve got plenty more info about the new movie, including everything you need to know before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, a look at how the High Evolutionary is the most hateable Marvel villain, and our piece arguing that Dave Bautista is the best wrestler turned actor.

For more detailed information on the new movie, take a look at everyone who dies in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and our guides to Adam Warlock, The High Evolutionary, Batch 89, and Counter-Earth.

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