News // 'OVERBOARD' HAS A SOLID DEBUT; 'INFINITY WAR' CROSSES ONE BILLION

Updated: Jun 12, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War becomes the quickest film to cross $1 billion at the box office.



At the North American box office, Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War has garnered over $450 million in just nine days of release. That fete matches the record-breaking reach of $1 billion at the worldwide box office in just eleven days. This is Marvel's sixth studio film to reach $1 billion in receipts.


This weekend alone, the film's second in the domestic box office, it reached $112.4 million. That amount is enough to keep it in the top spot, and put it in the record books as the largest second week ever (following Star Wars: The Force Awakens), though it didn't have much major competition.


MGM and Lionsgate's Overboard remake, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez, came in second place with $14.75 million. That's a solid debut for the comedy. It received an A- CinemaScore, which means its word-of-mouth priase should carry ti for a few more weeks.


In third, Paramount's A Quiet Place continued to earn impressive attendance. The John Krasinski-helmed horror flick earned $7.6 million for a NOrth Amewrican total just over $160 million.


Other than Overboard, the new flick by Jason Reitman, Tully, opened to stellar reviews and $3.18 million at the box office. It wasn't enough to put the Charlize Theron-starrer in the top five. This is somewhat disappointing after the critical praise gave it hopes of becoming an adult-friendly early summer release. Surely, Focus Features will be hoping for a Mother's Day boost next weekend.


Surprisingly, Electric Entertainment's Bad Samaritan, starring David Tennant, opened to over 2,000 theaters, but garnered just $1.76 million. That was enough tpo secure the tenth place spot, but the per-theater average places it as one of the "worst openings ever" record books for a film debuting in more than 2,000 locations.


Next weekend, the second of the summer movie season, offers Melissa McCarthy's Life of the Party and Gabrielle Union's Breaking In.


TOP TEN:

(bold signifies a new release)


1. Avengers: Infinity War - $112 million

2. Overboard - $14.75 million

3. A Quiet Place - $7.6 million

4. I Feel Pretty - $4.9 million

5. Rampage - $4.6 million

6. Tully - $3.18 million

7. Black Panther - $3.14 million

8. Truth or Dare - $1.88 million

9. Super Troopers 2 - $1.8 million

10. Bad Samaritan - $1.75 million

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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