James Gunn has every reason to be ecstatic at the moment. Because while Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 might not have managed to match the sterling reviews of its predecessor, it has sailed past its box office total. Now that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has grossed over $800 million, James Gunn decided that the only way to celebrate was to show the world the video of him dancing that was then used as a reference for Baby Groot dropping some moves at the start of the blockbuster. It needs to be watched, too, because it's the kind of footage that will instantly brighten even the darkest of days.
Clearly what this footage proves is that James Gunn is a rather hands-on director, as he followed up his dancing as the potted Baby Groot at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy with this more elaborate number. By passing over both Guardians Of The Galaxy's $773 million haul and the $800 million mark, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has now well and truly settled itself as one of the top five highest grossing films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Unfortunately for the film, it is likely to remain there, as it is quite a way behind its nearest competitor, Captain America: Civil War, which ultimately finished on a box office total of $1.153 billion at the box office when it was released back in May 2016. The top three is then rounded off by Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion), Avengers: Age Of Ultron ($1.405 billion), while the highest grossing Marvel film so far is none other than The Avengers ($1.58 billion).
There's every chance that the spring will be taken out of James Gunn's step later this summer when Spider-Man: Homecoming is eventually released. That's because the least successful installment of the five previous Spider-Man films was the distinctly average The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which still managed to gross $708 million at the box office back in 2014. Sony's decision to move the superhero over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Holland's stand-out performance in Captain America: Civil War and the all-round awesomeness of the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers has only increased anticipation for the latest reboot of the character, and fans will be chomping at the bit to see it when it arrives on July 7. That's as long as the reviews for the film are impressive.
James Gunn will have the opportunity to try and outdo the box office performance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, as he has already confirmed that he will both write and direct Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3. We're still not exactly sure when it will be released in theaters, but we're guessing in 2020, considering there was a three-year gap between the first two Guardians Of The Galaxy films.