Guardians of the Galaxy

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' set to explode at the box office

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' set to explode at the box office

It was reasonable to ask, in 2014, who would want to see a movie with Vin Diesel as a tree-alien and Bradley Cooper as a talking raccoon. Millions of people did, it turns out, and now three years later, we have a sequel — “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

The latest movie from Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel Studios is expected to be yet another blockbuster for the superhero film company, probably opening with $150 million in ticket sales from the U.S. and Canada, analysts say. That would easily be the second-biggest opening of the year so far, behind Disney’s own “Beauty and the Beast” ($175 million), and mark a strong official start to the summer movie season.

Here’s how “Guardians...

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