Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios‘ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 added $7.5 million domestically and $11.2 million internationally on Wednesday, for a global day of $18.7 million. That means the sequel has now earned $175.9 million in North America and $325.8 million overseas, a combined worldwide total of $501.7 million. In 2014, the first film earned $333.2 million domestically and $440 million internationally, for a global total of $773.3 million.
RELATED: James Gunn Hints at the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Release Date
Here are the international highlights so far (the final international opening is Japan on May 12):
Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, and Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet.