Marvel is making a habit of outdoing themselves at the box office, and that has just happened once more. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has been doing big business at the box office over the past few weeks and now it has just crossed a pretty big box office milestone. James Gunn’s sequel has now officially passed the box office gross of the original Guardians of the Galaxy, and it still has plenty of room to run.
According to Box Office Mojo, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2has grossed a total of $785.3 million at the global box office, after factoring in the Memorial Day weekend take. That puts it a few million ahead of its predecessor, with the first Guardians of the Galaxy finishing its theatrical run with a total of $773.3 million. Granted, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 carries a production budget of $200 million, which is about $30 million more than the original. Still, it is clear that audiences want to see more from Star-Lord, Rocket, Baby Groot, Drax and Gamora, which is exactly what they are going to get!