Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2Poster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Worldwide earnings $863,565,527

Opened May 5, 2017

Closed September 21, 2017

In Release: 140 days / 20 weeks [Source: Boxofficemojo]

Directed by James Gunn
Written by James Gunn
Actors: Chris Pratt
Zoe Saldana
Dave Bautista
Vin Diesel (Voice)
Bradley Cooper (Voice)
Karen Gillan
Elizabeth Debicki
Kurt Russell
Sylvester Stallone
Produced by Kevin Feige
Music: Tyler Bates

Greyscale Poster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Mini-review: Guardians II plays it safe

Marvel Studios is quite careful with Vol.2, not shaking up the way they presented the first Guardians of the Galaxy, unspooling the story and visuals in the same manner, repeating the basic film in a number of ways but still advancing the characters slightly deeper into Marvel Comics historiography.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is not a complete cash-run or victory lap, but nothing as surprising as the invention of the first film. Kurt Russell appears with Gabby Hayes whiskers and fills in some of Star-Lord's backstory (we already know the reveal before the script gets down to business: he's Peter Quill's dad, named Ego), and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and sister (Karen Gillan as Nebula) work on their family friction (they battle but make-up). Groot grows back a bit from his defoliation from the previous adventure. Rocket Raccoon fares a bit worse in Vol. 2 though the smart-alec dialogue is as plentiful as before.

In general, film acts as an entertaining bridge toward the eventual third sequal.

Kurt Russell and Guardians of the Galaxy
Empire Cover Story Guardians of the Galaxy

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Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films

List Updated Dec 20, 2017

Ranked by World Wide Earnings

*Currently in release in movie theatres

  1. The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
  3. Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
  4. Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
  5. Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
  6. The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
  7. Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony 2017) $880,166,924
  9. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
  10. Thor: Ragnarok (Disney 2017) $842,394,757
  11. Wonder Woman (2017 Warners) $821,863,408 Million
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017 Marvel-Disney) $863,565,527 Worldwide

25. Justice League (Warners DC) $636,616,917

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