Los Angeles Times
Kicking off films’ summer
Hollywood loves to return to formulas that have worked before, as this week’s big release shows. The summer movie season gets its off icial launch Friday with the debut of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is expected to open in the neighborhood of $150 million in the U.S. and Canada. The original was the surprise summer hit of 2014, with an opening of $94 million.