|1.||Avengers: Infinity War||Buena Vista||$250,000,000|
|2.||A Quiet Place||Paramount||$10,650,000|
|3.||I Feel Pretty||STX||$8,130,000|
|4.||Rampage (2018)||Warner Bros||$7,105,000|
|5.||Black Panther||Buena Vista||$4,381,000|
|6.||Super Troopers 2||Fox||$3,600,000|
|7.||Truth or Dare||Universal||$3,210,000|
|9.||Ready Player One||Warner Bros||$2,435,000|
No one was surprised when “Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the box office in its opening weekend. But Box Office Mojo reports the latest superhero event shattered several records on its way to the top.
Initial estimates say that the 19th MCU film brought in a staggering $250 million in the US, with another $380M in foreign markets. Without adjustment for inflation, “Infinity War” enjoyed the highest opening weekend of all time, which includes the highest April opening ever. When adjusting for inflation, it had the highest single Friday and single Saturday takes of all time. However, when making that adjustment, it does land about $11M behind “The Force Awakens” for the second highest domestic opening ever. How high can this film go? It’s anybody’s guess, at this point.
While it was wholly eclipsed by the weekend’s big release, John Krasinski’s horror film, “A Quiet Place,” earned a respectable $10.6M in its fourth week. Paramount officially announced a sequel this week, on the heels of a nearly $150M in ticket sales in the US, and worldwide total of around $235M.
Amy Schumer’s comedy, “I Feel Pretty,” finished in third place with $8.1M. That movie’s budget was about $32M, and it has grossed just short of that with about $29M. There are no international numbers for the film yet.
Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” dropped to fourth place with $7.1M. The $78M it has grossed in the US is far below its $120M price tag. But Johnson’s popularity in foreign markets pushed the video game flick past $330M worldwide.
Perhaps enjoying a boost from its MCU brothers, “Black Panther” jumped back from eighth place to fifth in its eleventh week. King T’Challa scored $4.3M to add to its $688M US and $1.33 Billion worldwide. It is interesting to note this is the first time two MCU films have been finished in the top 5 in the same week. The closest any other films have come was in 2008 when “The Incredible Hulk” opened in first and “Iron Man” was still hanging around in seventh place.
The rest of the box office is pretty close to what six through ten looked like last week. “Super Troopers 2” slipped out of the five into sixth. “Truth or Dare” made the same slip as “Super Troopers,” going from fifth to seventh. “Blockers” took the eighth spot. And “Ready Player One” leapfrogged two spaces to drop from sixth to ninth. “Traffik” is still clinging to tenth place, and with a quiet week ahead for new releases, it may or may not get to claim that honor for a few more days.
Next week’s releases include “Bad Samaritan,” the gender-swapped “Overboard,” and Jason Reitman’s “Tully.”