Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. (©Marvel Studios 2017)

Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has raced to the top of the box office, earning $8.6 million across its opening weekend – an average of $12,222. Having officially opened on Anzac Day, the sequel has made $15.7 million overall.

 Last week’s number one, Universal’s The Fate of the Furious, tumbled some 65 per cent to bring in $1.7 million. Now three weeks in release, the eighth installment in The Fast and The Furious franchise has made $25.9 million.

In third position was Beauty and the Beast, which fell 60 per cent to take $855,614. The Disney live-action remake has made $46.3 million since its release six weeks ago.

The Hindi version of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, distributed by Eros Australia, opened on 45 screens to earn $839,323, giving it the highest screen average of the week: $18,652.

Heist film Going in Style, directed by Zach Braff, rang up $832,278 over its second weekend. The Roadshow title has made $2.7 million so far.

The Tamil/Telugu/Malaylum version of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – which has a different distributor, Southern Star – opened on $571,269 from 58 screens; an average of $9,849.

 In its sixth week, Fox/Dreamworks’ The Boss Baby fell 70 per cent to take $482,046, bringing its cume to $20.7 million.

Transmission’s Their Finest made $361,035 over its second weekend. Overall the film, from Danish director Lone Scherfig and starring Bill Nighy, has made $1.8 million.

Now five weeks in release, Warner Bros’ The Lego Batman Movie earned $280,448 and now sits on $10.9 million overall.

Rounding out the top ten was Smurfs: The Lost Village, which took $246,417. The Sony title now has a cume $6.2 million.

Among Aussie films, StudioCanal’s Dance Academy has cracked $2 million after four weeks. Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndrome, distributed by eOne, has made $148,835 after two weeks in limited release. Cinema Live’s Australian Ballet: Coppelia opened over the weekend on $26,863 from 28 screens.

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