"Avengers: Infinity War" Continues to Dominate

Deanna Kelley
May 7, 2018

Disney isn't overly upset about that as it is only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens which earned $149.2 million in its second weekend in 2015. The Marvel movie is still riding high on great reviews and its "A" CinemaScore, and the final figures definitely show that.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, "Avengers: Infinity War" tells the story of the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy who attempt to stop Thanos, one of the most powerful, insane and evil of all villains in the Marvel universe, from collecting the Infinity Stones.

"This speedy sprint toward the coveted and exclusive $1 billion club is a testament to the undeniable global appeal and drawing power of the Marvel brand", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. It also earned 162.6 million dollars internationally this weekend for an worldwide cume of 713.3 million dollars and global cume of 1,164.1 million dollars to date, according to studio figures collected by comScore.

"Avengers: Infinity War" is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business. As for the second best second weekend ever? And the movie has still not touched down in China, where it is expected to draw a mammoth audience. Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez star in the Lionsgate remake of a 1987 movie about a struggling single mother who persuades a rich playboy with amnesia that they are married.

Rounding out the top five is Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage".

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In sixth place, "Tully", starring Charlize Theron, launched on 1,353 screens with $3.2 million. The near-wordless production stars actor/director John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple silently struggling to protect their family from blind aliens that track their prey by sound.

The superhero blockbuster has a relatively clear run until the release of 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2" on May 18. However, Solo, the upcoming Han Solo movie, is tracking for a $170 million+ opening weekend, which could set a new box office records itself.

Even with that drop in mind, it's worth noting that the film hasn't even opened in China, where it potentially stands to earn even more.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

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