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Guardians sequel still tops in North America as King Arthur falls on his sword

The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel remains the biggest hit at the U.S. box office for a second weekend.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has continued its box office reign with an impressive $66 million (£51 million) haul.
The film debuted at number one a week ago with a $145 million (£112.5 million) opening and has now netted almost $250 million (£194 million) in North America alone.
But the continued success of Chris Pratt’s new movie isn’t the big box office talking point from the weekend – that belongs to director Guy Ritchie’s new big budget King Arthur movie, which flopped at three.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which stars Charlie Hunnam as the mythical English king and Jude Law as his nemesis, opened with a disappointing $14.7 million (£11.4 million) and was even beaten to second place by Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s new comedy Snatched, which debuted with $17.5 million (£13.5 million).
The film, in which Hawn and Schumer play mother and daughter, was a big hit among people treating their mums to a Mother’s Day movies, according to figures. America’s Mother’s Day fell on Sunday (14May17).
The Fate of the Furious and Boss Baby round out the new North American box office top five.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson’s fast-paced all-action movie has now made $215 million (£167 million) at the domestic box office, while Alec Baldwin’s turn as an animated baby in charge hauled in an extra $4.6 million (£3.5 million) over the weekend to take its North American tally to $162.7 million (£126 million).
Just outside the new top five, Eva Longoria and Demian Bichir’s new film, Lowrider, has become a hit on limited release, taking eighth place in the new box office top 10.

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