Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 looking to blast off at the box office

Let’s not beat around the galaxy this week. We know what movie is going to top the box office. The only question is, how much will it debut with? Here’s our prediction:

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The hype machine has been going full throttle for Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, the sequel to 2014’s massively succesful Marvel Studios film directed by James Gunn and featuring some of the most unlikely heroes to become cultural icons. In the three years since its release, Chris Pratt has become a movie star, Dave Bautista has been a James Bond bad guy, and Guardians has become a franchise movie stars like Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell have wanted to be attached to. All signs are pointing to a massive opening weekend for GOTG: V2, and we’re going to go on the high side of things based on the franchise’s mass appeal. Look for a place debut with $190 million.

As for the rest of the top five, The Fate of the Furious will be in second place with $8 million. One of last week’s surprise debut, How to be a Latin Lover, will be in third place with $6.5 million. Beauty and the Beast will be in fourth place with $4.5 million, with The Boss Baby closing things out in fifth place with $4 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 – $190 million
2) The Fate of the Furious – $8 million
3) How to be a Latin Lover – $6.5 million
4) Beauty and the Beast – $4.5 million
5) The Boss Baby – $4 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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