'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Movie Trailers Chart

2:18 PM 3/9/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The second trailer for the upcoming superhero flick beats out ‘Alien: Covenant’ for the top spot.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 - Still 1-Zoe Saldana -H 2017
Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues to be one of 2017’s most anticipated films, as the second trailer for the movie, which premiered Feb. 28, reigns atop the Top Movie Trailers Chart for the tracking week running Feb. 24-March 1.

In just two days of tracked data, the sequel to 2014’s blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy debuts at No. 1 with 19.7 million views, according to video technology company ZEFR. The report prioritizes trailers based on overall view counts on YouTube, combining a sum of official and fan trailer uploads.

The trailer is soundtracked by Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 track “The Chain,” which helped the song leap 212 percent in digital sales to 3,000 downloads in the tracking week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music.

Another trailer that debuted on Feb. 28, the second for Alien: Covenant, starts at No. 2 with an equally impressive 14.5 million views. The Ridley Scott-directed film — the latest in the Alien series — is due May 19.

See the full top 10 below.

  • 10. 'Fifty Shades Darker' Trailer 2

    This week's views: 1.5 million

    Release date: Feb. 10 | Universal

  • 9. 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Trailer 1

    This week's views: 2 million

    Release date: May 12 | Warner Bros.

  • 8. 'War Machine' Teaser Trailer 1

    This week's views: 2.1 million

    Release date: May 26 | Netflix

  • 7. 'Beauty and the Beast' Trailer 2

    This week's views: 2.3 million

    Release date: March 17 | Disney

  • 6. 'The Fate of the Furious' Trailer 1

    This week's views: 2.8 million

    Release date: April 14 | Universal

  • 5. 'Cars 3' 'Next Generation' Teaser Trailer

    This week's views: 7.3 million

    Release date: June 16 | Disney

  • 4. 'Kong: Skull Island' 'Rise of the King' Trailer

    This week's views: 7.9 million

    Release date: March 10 | Warner Bros.

  • 3. 'Logan' International Trailer 2

    This week's views: 9.7 million

    Release date: March 3 | Marvel

  • 2. 'Alien: Covenant' Trailer 2

    This week's views: 14.5 million

    Release date: May 19 | Twentieth Century Fox

  • 1. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Trailer 2

    This week's views: 19.7 million

    Release date: May 5 | Marvel