‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Eyes $2 Billion Club With Latest Box Office Victory

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1.“Avengers: Infinity War”Buena Vista$61,817,000
2.“Life of the Party”WB/New Line$18,500,000
3.“Breaking In”Universal$16,500,000
4.“Overboard” (2018)Pantelion$10,100,000
5.“A Quiet Place”Paramount$6,400,000
6.“I Feel Pretty”STX$3,710,000
7.“Rampage” (2018)WB/New Line$3,380,000
9.“Black Panther”Buena Vista$1,932,000


Avengers: Infinity War” passed “Black Panther” and jumped into the fifth spot on the all-time worldwide box office chart.

In only 17 days of release, Box Office Mojo reports the film has earned $1.6B worldwide and is currently just $71M behind “Jurassic World” on the all-time chart. Domestically, the film still sits $76M behind “The Avengers” and $150M behind “Black Panther” for the highest grossing film in the MCU. “Avengers: Infinity War” could become only the fourth film to cross the $2B mark. If so, it would join “Avatar,” “Titanic,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” “Infinity War” added $61M to its domestic take in the third weekend.

Duking it out for second place, Melissa McCarthy’s “Life of the Party” opened with $18.5M. It is the lowest opening for a wide release McCarthy vehicle, falling $5M short of her last collaboration with director and husband Ben Falcone. The film did open in a few foreign markets, though, adding almost $3M for a total of $21.4.

Read Karen Peterson’s Awards Circuit review of “Life of the Party” here.

Heading into the weekend, it looked like “Breaking In” might be a stronger contender, but it finished out in third place with $16.5M. Gabrielle Union’s first leading film also earned $1M overseas. All told, it easily earned back the $6M it cost to produce.

Read Christopher James’ Awards Circuit review of “Breaking In” here.

Rebooted comedy “Overboard” finished in fourth place with $10.1M. The remake of the 1987 rom com has earned nearly $30M in the US, with no international sales to report so far.

John Krasinski’s horror thriller “A Quiet Place” holds the fifth spot with another $6.4M. The surprise hit has earned almost $170M in the US, with another $100M in foreign markets.

There were no other debuts to hit the top 10 this week. Amy Shumer’s “I Feel Pretty” dropped to sixth place. It has earned $43M in the US, surpassing its budget of $32M. “Rampage” continues to perform far better overseas than here at home. The film has failed to crack the $100M level in the US, sitting at just about $90M after a month in theaters. But 77% of its business has happened overseas, bringing its worldwide total to just under $400M.

Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody’s “Tully” can’t seem to connect with audiences, despite glowing reviews. Down to eighth place on its second weekend, the comedy/drama has earned a total of $6.9M. A few international ticket sales have pushed it up to about $7.1M worldwide.

Black Panther” is holding on to ninth place. If this film can manage to stay in the top 10 with this week’s releases, this will be the first time three Marvel Studios releases will all appear in the Top 10 together. “Black Panther” sits at just under $700M in the US, with $1.3M worldwide. It is in third place on the all-time domestic chart (unadjusted), with some $65M to go if it wants to beat “Avatar.” That is looking unlikely at this point.

And the Ruth Bader-Ginsberg documentary “RBG” moves up to tenth place this week, with $1.1M. It is still in limited release, but saw the weekend’s third highest per-theater average.

Next week’s new releases include “Deadpool 2,” “Book Club,” “Show Dogs,” “On Chesil Beach,” “First Reformed,” and “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.”

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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