‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Holds at #1 While ‘King Arthur’ Falls on His Sword

UPDATE: Fox has finally sent over debut international results for Alien: Covenant, which released in 34 international markets this weekend with an estimated $ 42 million. The film was #1 in 19 of its opening markets including South Korea ($ 7.2m), UK ($ 6.4m), France ($ 4.5m), Australia ($ 3.1m), Spain ($ 1.9m) and Hong Kong ($ 1.8m). Next weekend, along with its domestic debut in 3,600+ theaters, the film will open in 52 markets including Germany, Russia and Sweden. Here’s a look at the top p…
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VOTD: Why ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Looks So Damn Stunning

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Featurette

One of the most refreshing things about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, even when compared to the first film from 2014, is the vibrant, bright color palette that spans across the entire film. This is such a colorful movie with beautiful practical and digital sets, and some of the best visual effects in a Marvel Studios project. Director James Gunn‘s visual style really shines in his cosmic corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he has the RED Weapon camera to thank for that.

After the jump, watch a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 featurette that explains how the special RED camera helped James Gunn capture the gorgeous large formatfootage you’ll see on the big screen.

As James Gunn and some of the other key behind the scenes crew members talk about shooting the movie, the high-definition footage speaks for itself. Gunn goes against the grain when it comes to the visual style of his movies, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has positively mesmerizing visuals with smooth camera movements made possible by the small size and versatility of the RED Weapon camera.

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters everywhere now.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts with $145 Million Domestically, Tops $425M Worldwide

Accounting for over 79% of the cumulative top ten gross, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 topped the domestic box office, showing a 54% increase compared to the 2014 original and giving Disney the top two openers of 2017 so far. Additionally, the film expanded its reach overseas, including openings in South Korea and China, the latter of which delivered the fourth largest opening in China to date for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the film’s global cume has now topped $ 425 milli…
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The Weekend Read: All Things ‘Guardians 2,’ Disturbing ‘Cars’ Questions, and an Amazing Horror Festival

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In this edition of The Weekend Read, we have movie reviews, interviews, editorials, lists, rankings, and so much more. Here’s every single original feature the /Film wrote in the past week.

Movie and TV Reviews

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a soulful superhero movie with a bit of a third act problem, says Jack Giroux.

It Comes At Night is a chilling horror masterpiece, says Alex Riviello.

Jamie Righetti says The Endless is an incredible must-see for horror fans of all stripes.

In his latest Fargo review, Jack Giroux attempts to discern who make the biggest mistake in a cast full of real screw-ups.

Who came out on top in the latest episode of Better Call Saul? Karen Han looks into it.

Jacob Hall says that the first episode of American Gods promises one of the most fascinating TV shows in a long time.

Silicon Valley continues to be as funny as ever in its fourth season, according to Alex Riviello.

Columns and Regular Features

In the first edition of The Unpopular Opinion, Anya Crittenton takes Guardians of the Galaxy down a peg or three.

The next edition of The Best Movies You’ve Never seen takes a look at under-the-radar science fiction comedies.

The latest Movie Mixtape examines films with secret and not-so-secret connections to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

An extensive breakdown of the first trailer for The Dark Tower, by Stephen King fan Jacob Hall.

Lists, Rankings, and Editorials

Everything you could possibly want to know about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 post-credits scenes, as assembled by Jacob Hall.

All 48 movies released by A24 (possibly the greatest modern movie distributor) ranked from worst to best, courtesy of Chris Evangelista.

A look at some of the most memorable song choices in the movies, from Karen Han.

With four Game of Thrones spin-offs in development at HBO, Jacob Hall speculates on what they could be about.

Here are 15 of the most amazing opening scenes in movie history, as compiled by Josh Spiegel.

Why the Guardians of the Galaxy movies are the best part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to Josh Spiegel.

Place your bets: this year’s 2017 Summer Movie Wager has begun!

Film Festivals

An in-depth look at every single crazy thing that happened to Alex Riviello at the amazing Overlook Film Festival.

A collection of capsule reviews covering every single movie Alex Riviello saw at the Overlook Film Festival.

Brief reviews of the 12 best movies Jamie Righetti saw at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Everything Cars 3

Where, exactly, do the Cars from the Cars movies come from? Ethan Anderton investigates the disturbing truth.

Ethan Anderton explores how a Cars 3 storyboard evolves into an actual movie scene.

Cars 3 director Brian Fee tells Ethan Anderton how he managed to snag the job despite having never directed before.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Interviews

The legendary Kurt Russell talks Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Tombstone with our own Ben Pearson.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explains to Peter Sciretta how you make a great post-credits scene in a superhero movie.

The always interesting James Gunn chats with Peter Sciretta about writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Chris Pratt shares Kurt Russell stories with Ben Pearson.

/Answers and /Response

The staff compiled a list of their favorite comic books that need to be adapted into TV shows.

The comics that /Film readers think should be adapted into TV shows.

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‘Furious 8’ Tops $1 Billion, ‘Latin Lover’ and ‘Baahubali 2’ Open Big & ‘Guardians 2’ Debuts

While it’s no small feat that The Fate of the Furious finished atop the box office for a third weekend in a row while crossing $ 1 billion worldwide, Pantelion’s How to be a Latin Lover and Great India Films’ Baahubali 2: The Conclusion are stealing some of the spotlight as the two films finished in second and third place at the domestic box office, despite the fact the two films played in just over 1,500 theaters combined. Additionally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 got off to a healthy s…
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Reviews – What Did You Think?!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Reviews - What Did You Think?!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Reviews – What Did You Think?!

Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel StudiosGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters worldwide and we’ve created this spot for you to tell us and your fellow moviegoers what you thought about the James Gunn-directed sequel, starring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, and Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet.

You can read our two Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reviews here and here. Let us know what you thought by posting your Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reviews in the comments below! You can view all our previous Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coverage by clicking here.

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Directed and written by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Looks to Kick Off Summer 2017 with a Bang

The summer movie season is upon us as Disney and Marvel release Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 into theaters as the lone new wide release of the weekend. This latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will debut in over 4,300 theaters domestically after opening in ~58% of the international marketplace last weekend and pulling in over $ 106 million. This weekend it adds several new international markets, including China, as it hopes to become the second Disney release of 2017 to to…
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Featurette: The Gang’s All Here and Having a Good Time

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Set Photo

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters in less than two weeks and our third most anticipated movie of the summer has been receiving mostly warm notices so far. James Gunn‘s sequel to his 2014 hit looks to double down on everything that made the first movie such a smash: strange but lovable characters, wild action, colorful science fiction, and heroes who spend as much time bickering as they do guarding the galaxy.

And while promotional featurettes don’t necessarily reflect the arduous process of making a big budget feature film, this particular one does make the process of making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 look like a whole lot of fun.

Anyone looking for grand insights into the filmmaking process needs to look elsewhere. But anyone looking for snippets of new footage and cool behind-the-scenes shots from this massive production will find a great deal to enjoy in the video embed below. The usual suspects are all on hand to provide talking head interviews, but the real fun here involves watching everyone appear to be having a great time on set. Making movies is hard…but playing a galactic superheroes? That’s got to bring a smile to your face.

This featurette is the latest chapter of Marvel Studio’s current marketing campaign, which kicked off last week with the first screenings of the finished film. Since then, the movie news beat has been all Guardians of the Galaxy, all the time. We learned that that the film would have five post-credits scenes, which feels like Marvel dancing on the edge of self-parody. We watched a clip where Drax the Destroyer embarks on an ill-fated plan to battle a monster and another where Star-Lord and Gamora share a romantic moment. The full soundtrack list, titled “Awesome Mix Vol. 2,” was revealed and it certainly seems like a worthy follow-up to the first film’s bestselling collection of oldies. We even broke some news ourselves, discovering which character was originally going to be in the film before he was removed during the scripting phase (he will now play a role in the sequel).

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to open on May 5, 2017. It will make every single dollar on planet earth.

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Superhero Bits: Guardians of the Galaxy as a DC Movie, The Punisher Composer & More

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Which Marvel Studios movie composer will compose the score for The Punisher series at Netflix? What would Guardians of the Galaxy look like if it were a DC Comics movie? Did Heath Ledger playing The Joker really contribute to his fragile mental state? Do you want to ruin Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cameos for yourself? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Baby Groot boogies in a new international TV spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, coming next week.

Patty Jenkins is trying to ensure that a woman with stage 4 cancer is able to see Wonder Woman before she passes.

Happy Birthday to MEra! Thank you @creepypuppet @prideofgypsies, Rob Cowan, & the cast and crew of #aquaman

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Amber Heard celebrated her birthday down in Australia on the set of Aquaman with a cake featuring Mera.

Guardians of the Galaxy franchise composer Tyler Bates has been hired to compose the score for The Punisher series.

James Gunn shared this video of Ravagers extras from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in a nice Facebook post.

At C2E2 in Chicago, Mike Colter says the storyline for the second season of Jessica Jones will be “dark and heavy.”

Batman Pregnancy Announcement

A geeky couple announced the arrival of their first baby to all of their friends with an amusing Batman theme.

TV Line teases what’s in store for the finales of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Gotham coming up soon.

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