Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” has opened with a bang at the U.S. box office, earning $114 million.
The film ranks second in ticket sales on premiering weekend, behind “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” Its global box office earnings totaled $168 million.
Competition from other summer films is expected to pose a challenge for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” in the coming weeks, according to Variety.
Director James Gunn developed 600 versions of the film, taking advantage of the multiple aspect ratios available in theaters to maximize screen sizes.
The film has been praised for its impressive visuals and action-packed scenes, along with the performances of its cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista.
Overall, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is expected to be a blockbuster hit, continuing the franchise’s success and setting the stage.