Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Just Beat Age Of Ultron’s Advanced Ticket Sales
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 really is picking up speed. Not only is the cosmic superhero movie making a big impression with the numbers it’s raking in with its international opening weekend, the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel is also outdoing Avengers: Age of Ultron in advanced ticket sales here in the US.
According to a report by Deadline, the film has been the number one advanced ticket seller ever since April 24 on Fandango, outdoing the advanced ticket sales of another Marvel sequel, Age of Ultron. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is now the fourth-best domestic opening with $191.3 million in advanced ticket sales, a little short of Marvel’s The Avengers which reaped $207.4 million back in 2012, Jurassic World which opened with $205.8 million in 2015 and of course the first place film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its $247.9 million 2015 opening.
“Its popularity has grown exponentially since the first Guardians Of The Galaxy surprised audiences as a monster hit,” Fandango managing editor Erik Davis told the publication. “The series’ visual inventiveness, coupled with the addition of Baby Groot and another fantastic soundtrack in Vol. 2, is fueling even more excitement as Marvel Studios looks to kick off the summer movie season in a massive way.”
Traditionally speaking, sequels frequently don’t do as well as their predecessors, but based on the reception from viewers outside the US and based on the numbers, it seems like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is going to be big.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits cinemas on Friday this week, May 5, 2017.