'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' easily dominates the box office

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ rockets to No. 1

Ortega Getty Images"Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 pulled in $145 at the box office this weekend

The Fate of the Furious fell to second place after spending nearly a month in first place.

This year it's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", bringing in an estimated $145 million in its domestic debut.

Oh, so we're saving the summer box office a second time?

Then there's the unique fun the "Guardians" franchise has over its equally successful counterparts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We've been covering Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 since 2014's Comic-Con, when the sequel was announced, and it's great to be able to finally discuss, dissect, and debate the actual film as opposed to trying to gleam insight from trailers, teasers, and clips.

That honor remains with the Beauty and the Beast remake and its $174 million opening weekend back in March. It's biggest takes came from China with $48 million, the United Kingdom with $35.7 million, Germany with $18.4 million, Australia with $17.2 million, and France with $16.1 million.

The only film selling tickets globally at even roughly the same pace as "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" was the South Indian sequel "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion".

This marks the 15th release by Marvel Studios.

Gunn has already said in a Facebook post that he'll stick with the "Guardians" for Vol. 3, and he's also an executive producer on "Avengers: Infinity War", which features some Guardians.

Set to the backdrop of "Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos".

Returning to deliver more bright colors, wise-cracks and another groovy soundtrack, James Gunn directed and scripted the movie starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as the titular guardians.

Ayesha turned out to be a relatively minor villain in Guardians Vol. 2, but Debicki brought a lot of presence to the part, along with a twisted blend of royal arrogance and childish anger.

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