According to Deadline, Marvel Studios‘ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently tracking for a $150 million opening weekend, with 88% awareness among audiences. Of course, three weeks out, this Vol. 2 box office tracking figure is probably on the low end, with some estimating it could surpass Captain America: Civil War‘s $179.1 million opening from May last year. The first Guardians of the Galaxy opened to $94.3 million domestically in August of 2014.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 also stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Aesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface and Kurt Russell as Ego, the Living Planet.
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Directed and written by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
The much-anticipated sequel arrives on May 5, 2017.