Saturday, June 15, 2024

Box Office: “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” Opens Just 3% Over Previous Installment with $17.5 Mil


You may not know, or case, but “Guardians of the Galaxy” is coming to an end at Marvel.

The third part of the trilogy opened last night in “previews” to $17.5 million. Sounds like a lot, but the previous installment opened to a similar number– $17 million. That’s a 2.9% increase, which isn’t a lot.

The space adventure film has a decent 81% on Rotten Tomatoes. But the negative reviews, coming from real reviewers and not bloggers, are not encouraging. The consensus is this is just a rehash. The first movie was really fun and inventive. But no one will stop there when there’s money to be made.

How will “GOTG 3” fare over the weekend? It will be number 1, but a pale on. At this point, no one cares really.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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