Welcome moviegoers to the box office results where we take a look at the weekend’s opening numbers for films in wide release (1,000 theatres or over) in the USA and to see and compare if our predictions were “right on the money” or if they were “too optimistic”.

Check out our full range of opening weekend predictions for this month.

RIGHT ON THE MONEY (0-5% range)
SO CLOSE (6-20% range)
ALMOST (21-40% range)
TOO OPTIMISTIC (41% + range)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Marvel Studios’ latest release opened to massive numbers, opening with $145 million. ‘Volume 2’ ranks as the fifth biggest opening weekend for a film set in the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ and the second biggest opening weekend of the year so far (behind ‘Beauty and the Beast’). This is around $50 million more than what the first film opened back in 2014, showing signs that audiences have embraced the team of lovable rogues. I guess we are all Groots!

  • Daniel’s Prediction: $135 million (6.8%) SO CLOSE
  • Nic’s Prediction: $150 million (3.3%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY
  • Opening Weekend: $145 million

Source: Box Office Mojo