Weekend Box Office: ‘Infinity War’ Takes Half the Universe’s Money
No surprise here: Amidst very weak competition among new releases, Avengers: Infinity War once again dominated the weekend box office, grossing more in its second week than a lot of blockbusters do in their debut. It also became the fastest movie in history to gross $1 billion worldwide. Here’s the full box office chart:
|1||Avengers: Infinity War||$112,474,000 (-56%)||$25,139||$450,806,540|
|3||A Quiet Place||$7,600,000 (-30%)||$2,227||$159,894,386|
|4||I Feel Pretty||$4,900,000 (-40%)||$1,516||$37,798,283|
|7||Black Panther||$3,146,000 (-33%)||$1,917||$693,126,615|
|8||Truth or Dare||$1,885,000 (-42%)||$990||$38,236,360|
|9||Super Troopers 2||$1,815,000 (-51%)||$857||$25,445,701|
Infinity War grossed an estimated $112 million in its second weekend in theaters, a bigger total than the opening weekends of about half of the other movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the first Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. It grossed $1 billion worldwide in 11 days, a new record for a movie to reach that total.
The biggest new film of the weekend was Overboard, the remake of the ’80s comedy starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, this time with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in the lead roles. In just 1600 locations around the country, the film earned a solid $14.7 million. CinemaScore voters gave the film an A-. Next weekend sees the release of a new Melissa McCarthy comedy, competition that probably will take a significant chunk out of Overboard’s grosses.
Third, fourth, and fifth place for the weekend were all holdovers. A Quiet Place, the family horror film, continued its strong theatrical run with $7.6 million more, bringing its domestic total to $159 million. Next, Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty earned $4.9 million, dropping some 40 percent from last weekend. And in fifth place was Rampage, the Dwayne Johnson action vehicle based on the old video game, which sold $4.6 million worth of tickets in the United States. It’s made $84 million in the U.S. so far, less than Avengers: Infinity War grossed last weekend alone. It looks like the Rock needs to get himself a superhero franchise. (He’ll have one, when Shazam debuts next year from Warner Bros. and DC Comics.)
Even on 4500 screens nationwide, the biggest per-screen average of the weekend belonged to Avengers: Infinity War again. It made an estimated $25,139 in each of its locations, incredible numbers for a film in its second weekend of release. Among limited releases, the best PSA was RBG, a new documentary about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That’s a slightly different film than Avengers, but then again Gisburg is kind of a superhero when you think of it.
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