The $26.9M grossed in 37 material markets on Monday represents 29% of the film’s $106M debut weekend which came in 64% higher than the original Guardians Of The Galaxy launch when looking at the same suite of release markets and at today’s exchange rates.
That film’s first Monday was not a holiday, so isn’t a meaningful comp in this case. The Avengers, on the other hand, had a May Day holiday on its first Tuesday which was 25% of the launch weekend. (Domestically, where GOTG2 bows on Friday, it’s outstripping advance sales of the 2015 sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron.)
In the UK, notable stats include GOTG2‘s £17.85M already overtaking the local currency lifetimes of such MCU and DC titles as Captain America (£10.3M), Thor(£14M), Ant-Man (£16.3M), Wolverine Origins (£16.3M), Superman Returns(£16.4M), Batman Begins (£16.5M) and Iron Man (£17.4M) ,,,, (read more)