GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Projected For CIVIL WAR-Sized Opening Weekend

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" poster
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is projected to bring in $150m domestically on its opening weekend - with the possibility for much more, according to Deadline. What the Hollywood trade describes as Disney "rivals" anticipate that it could match Captain America: Civil War's $179.1m opening in 2016.

Audience surveys obtained by Deadline report that 88% of Guardians' potential audience has "total awareness" of the movie, with 63% of "definite interest." Speaking of the four demographic quadrants that films appeal to, over-25 females lag as the group with the lowest interest level

The original Guardians of the Galaxy's 2014 opening weekend raked in 94.3m domestically, ultimately earning $773.3m in global box office.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to open May 5 in North America, and Marvel holds the record of the highest opening weekend for that prime 1st weekend of May slot with Avengers' $207.4m. The movie opens in select international markets two weeks early however, on April 25.

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