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, a mere 49 percent decline and 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.

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

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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 Mania, fell nearly 70 percent in its second weekend. In just two weeks, Guardians 3 The rocket has already passed QuantumThe total worldwide total was $475.8 million.

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). The previous two Guardian Movies are down 55 percent each.

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Holding Universal and Illuminations at No. 2 Super Mario Bros. MovieIt grossed $13 million from 3,800 locations in its sixth weekend, $536 million domestically and $1.21 billion worldwide.

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie.’

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This week, Super Mario Bros. Another record was broken when 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.

caught Evil Dead Rise Warner Bros. followed up with good business scares, finishing fourth domestically with $3.7 million for a North American cume of $60.2 million. It grossed $71.6 million overseas and $6.7 million for a worldwide total of $131.8 million.

Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fordson in ‘Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret.’

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It’s Leosgate Are you God? It’s me, Margaret Rounding out the top five with $2.5 million for $16.5 million

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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.

Ben Affleck and Alice Braga in ‘Hypnotic’

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

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