“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Hits $529M Global Box Office Milestone”


Disney/Marvel’s highly anticipated film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, continues to break records and dominate the global box office. After surpassing the $300 million mark worldwide just last week, the James Gunn-directed threequel has now crossed the impressive milestone of half a billion dollars, reaching an estimated global total of $528.8 million as of Sunday.

Of this total, $213.2 million comes from the domestic market, while $315.6 million was earned internationally.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has now secured its position as the second highest-grossing Hollywood release of the year globally. Overseas, the film is on the verge of surpassing the final gross of the original Guardians of the Galaxy, which reached $318 million (based on today’s rates and excluding Russia). This achievement further solidifies the popularity and appeal of the Guardians franchise among international audiences.

In a remarkable display of success, actor Chris Pratt, who plays the beloved character Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, finds himself at the top of the charts with not one, but two major films. Pratt also lends his voice to the iconic video game character Mario in Illumination/Nintendo/Universal’s animated feature, The Super Mario Bros Movie.

The film has amassed an astonishing $675 million overseas and a staggering $1.21 billion globally since its release. It’s safe to say that it has been a weekend of triumph for Pratt, as he continues to captivate audiences in both live-action and animated roles.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 experienced a second-weekend drop of 40% from its opening in international markets, which is a better performance compared to its predecessor, Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as other popular Marvel titles such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

This 40% drop marks the fifth best hold for a second weekend among Marvel Cinematic Universe films on an international scale. The film’s ability to maintain strong word-of-mouth buzz has played a significant role in driving its continued success and keeping audiences engaged with the Rocket origins story.

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Meanwhile, The Super Mario Bros Movie has been making waves in the Japanese market. During its second weekend, the film surpassed Despicable Me 3 to become the highest-grossing Universal animation and the top-performing Illumination title of all time in the country.

In Germany, the enduring popularity of Super Mario has led to a cumulative total of over 40 million admissions for all 13 Illumination films combined. This translates to an impressive average of over 3 million admissions per film, showcasing the immense popularity and appeal of the franchise.

In conclusion, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Super Mario Bros Movie have both achieved remarkable milestones at the global box office. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 becoming the second highest-grossing Hollywood release of the year worldwide and The Super Mario Bros Movie exceeding expectations and dominating the international market, it’s clear that both films have captured the hearts and wallets of audiences around the world. The success of these films is a testament to the power of engaging storytelling, beloved characters, and the enduring popularity of the Marvel and Mario franchises.

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