Guardians will top box office again with $55 million

The third Guardians of the Galaxy will take the top spot at the box office again ahead of next week’s Fast X debut.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 won’t be mixing it up this week, as it’s expected to remain at the top of the box office yet again. As of now, Guardians is projecting to pull in $54-55 million in its second weekend, with $15 million coming from Friday alone. While this is an approximately 54% drop from its debut last week, it’s still more than enough to keep the competition far away.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is still holding strong at the box office, draining another $13.3 million, which is good enough to take second again after dropping to that spot last week following the debut of the latest Guardians. Previously, it had held the top spot since debuting to an astonishing $200+ million during the April 7th-9th weekend.

While Guardians and Super Mario will reign, the top five at the box office this week only has one new movie. Book Club: The Next Chapter is looking to turn the page at $7 million across more than 3,500 theaters. The sequel to the 2018 movie will see numbers far lower than the 2018 original, which had an opening weekend of $13.6 million on just under 2,800 theaters. Comparing both per-theater numbers and final tallies, The Next Chapter might point the series towards the bargain bin. Still, reports suggest the movie, which has a cast of Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen, could get a small bump from a female-dominated Mother’s Day crowd.

Guardians was expected to drop at the box office this weekend, but it has fared far better than the previous Marvel outing, Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania, which took a 70% stumble in week two. The third Guardians made $118 million at the box office on opening weekend and can currently be seen on 4,450 screens. Fast X will undoubtedly put the brakes on its run at the top when it debuts next weekend.

Rounding out the top five is looking to be Evil Dead Rise and Judy Blume adaptation Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, in their fourth and third weekends, respectively. The anticipated $3.6 million take for Evil Dead Rise will help it widen its lead as the highest-grossing entry in the franchise.

What are you seeing at the theaters this weekend? How do you think Guardians will fare at the box office next week?

Source: Deadline

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