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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 blazes to Rs 2700 crore worldwide debut

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had a massive opening weekend, accumulating $425 million (Rs 2700 crore) worldwide.

hollywood Updated: May 08, 2017 15:55 IST
This image released by Disney-Marvel shows Chris Pratt in a scene from, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
This image released by Disney-Marvel shows Chris Pratt in a scene from, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.(AP)

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had a massive opening weekend, accumulating $425 million (Rs 2700 crore) worldwide.

The Disney/Marvel comedy about a band of misfit space adventurers -- a sequel to the 2014 smash-hit film -- accounted for nearly 80% of the money hauled in by the top 12 movies over the three-day weekend in the US, according to industry analyst Exhibitor Relations.

Analysts said the massive debut, sixth best for any movie opening in May, appears to signal the arrival of the summer movie season.

The breathtaking showing by Guardians ended the reign of The Fate of the Furious, which has been topping the box office since its release in April.

Furious sold $8.5 million in tickets in the fourth week of a lucrative run, which saw it surpass the one-billion-dollar mark worldwide.

Disney blockbuster Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, hauled in another $4.9 million, taking it to nearly half a billion dollars in ticket sales in North America during its two-month run.

Baahubali 2 finished with $3.2 million for a seventh place finish after debuting at number 3 last week.

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