Guardians of the Galaxy 3’s Heroic Box Office Hold, Book Club 2 Bombs – The Hollywood Reporter

Guardians of the Galaxy 3’s Heroic Box Office Hold, Book Club 2 Bombs – The Hollywood Reporter

James Gunn’s band of galaxy rascals are proving their mettle at the box office Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 According to Sunday’s domestic ratings, it enjoyed the best second weekend of any sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and one of the best among MCU titles.

From Marvel Studios and Disney, the trilogy grossed $60.5 million from 4,450 theaters in its second year of release, down just 48 percent and more than enough to crush the competition. In even better news, the film surpassed $200 million domestically to close on Sunday with $213.2 million.

foreign countries, Guardians 3 It took another $91.9 million from 52 markets for a total of $315.6 million — including $58.4 million from China — and $528.8 million worldwide.

Marvel movies have been in a bigger slump than usual as of late Guardians 3 This is welcome news for Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios. That includes February 2023 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum ManiaIt fell nearly 70 percent in its second weekend.

Before Guardians 3Only Five films in the 30-title-plus MCU universe dropped 50 percent or less in their second weekends. is at the top of the list Black Panther (45 percent) and so on Thor (47 percent), Dr. Weird (49 percent), iron man (50 percent) and The Avengers (50 percent).

Chris Pratt in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.’

Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Holding Universal and Illuminations at No. 2 Super Mario Bros. Movie, which grossed $13 million from 3,800 locations in its sixth weekend, $536 million domestically and $1.21 billion worldwide. This week, Blockbuster broke another record when it was overtaken Partners to become The fourth-biggest animated film of all time and the biggest Universal animation of all time, unadjusted for inflation.

New offer Book Club: The Next Chapter Domestically, it finished third with $6.5 million in 3,500 theaters, behind a $13.6 million debut. Book forum In 2018. From Focus Features, the film’s star-studded ensemble cast is once again led by Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen.

Book club 2 Was hoping to see a big bump for Mother’s Day.

But complicating factors included a B Cinemascore from audiences (the first film earned an A) and unfavorable reviews. And, in the age of streaming, older women remain a tough demo to win over.

Among ticket buyers on Friday Book club 273 percent are women, 67 percent are 47 and older, including 50 percent over 55.

The news is particularly bad for the other rookie player of the weekend, Hypnotic. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Ben Affleck, the sci-fi action-thriller earned just $2.3 million from 2,118 theaters for a sixth-place finish (Affleck has double duty this weekend). Hypnotic And his directorial effort windwill hit Prime Video after an exclusive run in theaters).

Hypnotic Solstice Entertainment, a distribution and production company, was left stranded when it went out of business. Indie distributor Ketchum is stepping up and releasing the film domestically in conjunction with Relativity. The film stars Alice Barga, J.S. Barto, Hala Finlay and Dayo Okeni also star.

A lot more to come.

May 14, 7:51 am PT: Updated with revised ratings.

Ben Affleck and Alice Braga in ‘Hypnotic’

Ketchup Entertainment /Courtesy Everett Collection

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