The Wall Street Journal: Disney’s ‘Guardians’ sequel rockets to No. 1 at box office

Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel Studios continued its winning streak at the box office this weekend, as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opened to a strong $145 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates.

It was the second-highest opening of the year so far, behind Disney’s DISN, +5.24% own “Beauty and the Beast.”

The interstellar action-comedy starring Chris Pratt opened in some foreign markets last week and has grossed a total of $283 million overseas. It has grossed $48 million in China since opening there Friday and its $13.3 million debut in South Korea already exceeds the $11 million total gross of the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” there.

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