Guardians of the Galaxy

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ surpasses first film at the box office

Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios

A new ride at Disney’s California Adventure isn’t the only cause for a Guardians celebration this weekend. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has now surpassed the first film, Guardians of the Galaxy, at the domestic and worldwide box office. All signs point to solid growth for the very young, very popular Marvel Studios franchise.

The first film earned $333.18 million in North America, en route to $773.33 million worldwide. GotG Vol. 2 now stands at $783.31 million worldwide, including $333.21 million domestic. GotG Vol. 2 has just completed its first month in global release and its fourth domestic weekend, so it’s going to put some distance between itself and its predecessor.

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