News // 'INFINITY WAR' BECOMES 5TH LARGEST GLOBAL RELEASE OF ALL TIME

Updated: Jun 12, 2018

Melissa McCarthy's Life of the Party debuts in respectable second place.



Mother's Day weekend is generally hit-or-miss, with few films opening to much of a fuss. But, Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War filled any possible holiday rut as it took the first place spot, again, with an additional $61.8 million for the weekend. It's North American gross now sits at $547.8 million.


The superhero film also opened this weekend in China, becoming the second-largest opening of all time in that territory. It earned an estimated $200 million, only falling behind The Fate of the Furious' opening.


With the new totals, Infinity War now sits just behind Jurassic World on the list of greatest worldwide box office performers. With Deadpool 2 coming out this weekend, this could put a halt to some of Infinity War's madness.


As for new releases, Life of the Party opened in second place with a decent $18.5 million, but behind other Melissa McCarthy starring films. With mixed-to-positive reviews, this upcoming weekend is lucrative for the film's potential success.


Breaking In, starring Gabrielle Union, opened with $16.5 million for a third place finish.


Holdovers like Overboard and A Quiet Place continued to earn decent receipts. Overboard took in $10.1 million, a drop of only 31% from its opening weekend. A Quiet Place continues to shine, earning an additional $6.4 million. It's now earned just shy of $170 million since its opening six weeks ago.


Black Panther managed to stick around in the top ten in its thirteenth week. And, documentary film RBG earned a respectable $1.16 million in its second weekend. The number is high for a documentary film, which allowed it to break the top ten.


In limited release, The Seagull, starring Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening, opened to just over $80,000 in six theaters.


Next week will see the highly anticipated Deadpool 2 opening to over 4,300 theaters, the widest R-rated release of all time. Book Club, starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda also opens.


TOP TEN:

(bold signifies a new release)


1. Avengers: Infinity War - $61.8 million

2. Life of the Party - $18.5 million

3. Breaking In - $16.5 million

4. Overboard - $10.1 million

5. A Quiet Place - $6.4 million

6. I Feel Pretty - $3.7 million

7. Rampage - $3.3 million

8. Tully - $2.24 million

9. Black Panther - $1.93 million

10. RBG - $1.16 million

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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