Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

"Avengers: Infinity War" continues to dominate North American box office


Walt Disney Co.'s "Avengers: Infinity War" won the box office for the second weekend in a row, outrunning other new movies and surpassing $1 billion in global ticket sales.

"Disney and Marvel's latest collaboration earned $112.5 million from 4,474 locations in its second frame", reported Rebecca Rubin of Variety. That film, of course, had the benefit of the Christmas holiday, which helped push it towards a record breaking $149.2 million second weekend.

Domestically, Infinity War retained top spot with $112.5 million (the second-biggest second weekend ever), pushing its North American haul to $450.8 million.

Following its record-setting opening one week ago, Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War marched its way to another great round at multiplexes worldwide this weekend.


As it stands, Infinity War is crushing it at the box office and earning mostly positive reviews, which may have turned out differently had they tried to use some of the characters from the Marvel TV series.

This image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff in a scene from "Avengers: Infinity War". As for the second best second weekend ever? 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. It has taken a mere 11 days for it to jump over $1 billion which is an easy record and the movie hasn't even opened in China yet. Disney has had two films reach that already in 2018 with Infinity War and Black Panther. The top 5 is rounded out by holdovers A Quiet Place with $7.6 million, I Feel Pretty with $4.9 million and Rampage with $4.6 million.

In sixth place, "Tully", starring Charlize Theron, launched on 1,353 screens with $3.2 million. The comedy-drama directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody has garnered a solid 89 per cent certified rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That produces "Infinity War" the second-best sophomore weekend at the US box office, trailing only "The power Awakens". Both Tully and Bad Samaritan had rather small opening weekends, but they still did well enough to make it into the top 10.

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