‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ Hits $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office

Blockbuster starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana has earned $175.9 million domestically to date

Last Updated: May 11, 2017 @ 9:56 AM

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has crossed the $500 million benchmark at the global box office, having grossed $501.7 million since its debut last weekend.

Domestically, the film starring Chris Pratt in the lead role, has earned $175.9 million. On its opening weekend, the Marvel film grossed $146.5 million.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” also stars Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff, and was directed by James Gunn.

Star-Lord continues his adventures with his fellow Guardians two months after they bonded as a team by rescuing the galaxy from Ronan. But now that the excitement of their victory has faded away, the Guardians are having a hard time keeping their newfound family together as Gamora crosses paths again with her step-sister Nebula (Gillan), Rocket (Cooper) adjusts to being the protector of Baby Groot (Diesel), and Quill is forced to once again confront his past when he meets his father, the living planet Ego (Kurt Russell).

The first “Guardians,” which debuted in 2014, opened to $94.3 million and grossed $333.2 million domestically for a worldwide cumulative of $773.3 million. Both films received good reviews, with the first and second film scoring 91 percent and 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively.

Gunn is already set to write and direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ which will set up the next ten years of storytelling for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.