Chris Pratt is having a good weekend at the box office, as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opened to a strong debut.
The final installment of Marvel’s trilogy centered on a group of intergalactic mercenaries led by Pratt’s Star-Lord grossed $114 million at the North American box office and an additional $168 million overseas, according to Comscore .
While the film opened behind its predecessor, which debuted with a domestic $146 million in 2017, it surpassed the first Guardians of the Galaxy, which opened in 2014 with $94 million. The final film in the trilogy also introduces Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock.
Super Mario Bros. Movie, which also stars Pratt, enjoyed a four-week reign at the top of the box office but was dethroned by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. However, the video game adaptation still managed to earn an impressive $518 million across North America and $1.1 billion worldwide.
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Featuring a voice cast of Jack Black, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Charlie Day, the movie became the first of 2023 to cross the $1 billion mark last weekend.
It remains to be seen how Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will fare as Fast X revs up for a May 19 release, followed by The Little Mermaid live-action’s splash into theaters on May 26.
The horror film Evil Dead Rise came in at No. 3 at the domestic box office with $54 million, followed by Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret in fourth place with $12.6 million.
Priyanka Chopra and Sam Heughan’s rom-com Love Again, which also stars Celine Dion in her film acting debut and Chopra’s husband and musician Nick Jonas, rounded out the top five with an opening of $2.4 million.
Overall, it’s a successful weekend for Pratt, who has become one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars in recent years.
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With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 closing out the trilogy on a high note, it’s clear that audiences still love Pratt’s Star-Lord and the ragtag group of misfits he leads through the cosmos.