Report: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Test Screening Scores Marvel Studios’ Highest Rating Ever

Still from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is reportedly testing as Marvel's highest scoring film ever. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Guardians Vol. 2 has beaten the high-90s scores of Iron Man 3 and Avengers by landing a perfect 100 rating from its test screenings.

The 100 rating does come with a caveat - Marvel's screening process is reportedly considered "less random" than the practices of other studios, so under the scrutiny of a different studio's process, it might not have scored as high.

THR cites experts warning against placing any weight in a test rating, saying that a rating is not a guarantee of a film's performance. Many successful films, including major box office hits such as Pretty Woman and Oscar winner Black Swan tested much lower, in the 70s and 50s, respectively. Likewise, well-rated films have performed more poorly than expected, while some films don't have test screenings at all.

Still, the score makes Guardians Vol. 2 Marvel's best-testing film ever.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due out in theaters May 5.

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