'Avengers: Infinity War' Scores Second-Biggest Second Weekend Ever

Monday, 07 May, 2018

After its monstrous, record-breaking opening weekend, there was no question that Avengers: Infinity War would repeat atop the box office, going up against three movies arriving in less than half the theaters Infinity War is playing in.

Disney and Marvel's latest collaboration earned $112.5 million from 4,474 locations in its second frame.

Domestically, the film took in another US$112 million - the second biggest second weekend ever, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens - and has now made US$450 million in the United States and Canada.

This would mean Avengers Infinity War will end at about $760-800 million in North America. With its China release to come this Friday, May 11th, it's only a matter of time before Infinity War overtakes 2012's The Avengers to take the title of the highest-grossing superhero movie. Only five films have ever hit the $100 million-mark in their second weekends. The next Avengers film also topped "The power Awakens" into post the bestever USA opening last weekend. The film stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez as unlikely lovers, and was produced by MGM and Pantelion Films, a Lionsgate-backed production company aimed at Latino audiences.

In third spot was Paramount s sci-fi horror film "A Quiet Place", at $7.6 million. Its North American tally now sits at $37.8 million. Warner Bros.' science fiction monster film "Rampage" finished fifth with an estimated 4.62 million dollars in its fourth weekend.

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"Black Panther" likely saw another boost from "Infinity War". Whether it has what it takes to pass Black Panther near $700 million domestic haul remains to be seen. The Chadwick Boseman-starrer landed in sixth place, taking in $3.2 million from 1,641 locations in its 12th weekend.

Focus Features' "Tully", with Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston, debuted with $3 million in 1,353 theaters.

The new "Avengers" movie has helped turned around the year's box office fortunes, turning from negative territory to up 5.1 percent over the same period last year, according to ComScore.

The top 10 is rounded out by Tully ($3.18 million), Black Panther ($3.14 million), Truth or Dare ($1.88 million), Super Troopers 2 ($1.81 million) and Bad Samaritan ($3.9 million).