‘Deadpool 2’ Unseats Avengers for Top of Box Office

2.“Avengers: Infinity War”Buena Vista$28,672,000
3.“Book Club”Paramount$12,500,000
4.“Life of the Party”NewLine$7,725,000
5.“Breaking In”Universal$6,470,000
6.“Show Dogs”Global Road$6,034,770
8.“A Quiet Place”Paramount$4,040,000


Deadpool 2” careened into theaters this weekend, taking the top spot away from the Avengers, in true Deadpool fashion.

Box Office Mojo reports that the X-Men trainee earned $125 million in his domestic debut. The film opened with $176M in international markets, giving it a first weekend of over $300M. It did fall about $8M short of beating its predecessor for the biggest R-rated opening. But it already earned back its budget in the first weekend, so the studio has a lot to celebrate.

You can read Joey Magidson’s Awards Circuit review of “Deadpool 2” here.

Avengers: Infinity War” dropped to second place for the first time, after three consecutive weekends at number one. Adding $28M USD to its take, the film is inching toward that $2 billion mark. It now sits at $1.8B worldwide, and passed “Jurassic World” to become to the fourth highest grossing film worldwide. This is not adjusted for inflation. If it can bring in another $255M, it will pass “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” With no additional major markets, though, this seems like a big challenge.

The comedy “Book Club” debuted in third place with $12.5M. The film, which stars beloved actresses Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenbergen, and Candice Bergen, had a commendable opening in the US. Paramount has not released any international numbers, but the film will be rolling out across Europe and Asia in June.

Melissa McCarthy’s “Life of the Party” slid down to number four with $7.7M. In two weekends, the comedy has taken in $31M in the US, with an additional $5M in foreign ticket sales. Those may not seem like big numbers, but the fact that two female-led comedies landed in the top 5 going into summer is noteworthy.

And it isn’t a comedy, but a third female-led film rounds out the top 5. Gabrielle Union’s thriller “Breaking In” comes in fifth with just under $6.5M. Produced on a budget of $6M, this film has earned around $28.7M in the US, with an additional $1.7M overseas.

The family comedy “Show Dogs” opened in sixth place with $6M. The gender-swapped “Overboard” dropped out of the top five, finishing in seventh place with $4.7M. The horror/thriller “A Quiet Place” dropped three places to eighth, with $4M. That film is just under $300M worldwide. This is fantastic news for a film with a $17M budget. Video game adaptation “Rampage” added $1.5M this week in its ninth place finish. And the Ruth Bader-Ginsberg documentary “RBG” continues to delight limited audiences, finishing off the top ten for the second week, and earning another $1.2M.

Next week’s limited releases include “Mary Shelley,” “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” and “Feral.” And “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will open nationwide.

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