BOX OFFICE REPORT
April 27-29, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Avengers: Infinity War||$250.0 million|
|A Quiet Place||$10.6 million|
|I Feel Pretty||$8.1 million|
|Black Panther||$4.3 million|
We all knew it was going to be massive, but both Disney and prognosticators hedged their bets about how big Avengers: Infinity War would open. Turns out that was unnecessary. The Marvel Cinematic Universe's big crossover event broke nearly every domestic and international box office record in existence. With an estimated $250 million opening, that's the biggest debut ever, beating out The Force Awakens by just a few million dollars. That's also the fastest any movie has made $250 million, by the way. It also set the record for the biggest Saturday and Sunday ever. And it had the biggest worldwide opening ever. And the only reason it didn't have the biggest non-U.S. opening weekend ever was because it hasn't opened in China yet. It's made $630 million in less than a week, which is just jaw-dropping. And just to add insult to injury, it made more in three days than Justice League did in its entire run.
A Quiet Place fell back to second place, but nearly crossed $150 million. Of course, Infinity War means it's dropped to No. 3 on the 2018 list. I Feel Pretty fell to third, though it's nearly made back its budget. Rampage felt the biggest effect of Infinity War, dropping nearly 65 percent and falling to No. 4. It won't top $100 million now, but it's done well enough overseas that it doesn't need that boost.
But curiously, Black Panther jumped back up to fifth. I'm assuming people who were excited for Infinity War just figured it was time to see Black Panther yet again. Now it's looking like Ryan Coogler's game-changing comic book film will be only the third movie to ever cross $700 million.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Disobedience, the erotic thriller set in London's Orthodox Jewish community. The film, starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz, earned $48,255 on each of its five screens.
- Super Troopers 2 dropped a massive 76 percent, meaning it was definitely front-loaded. Still, the film has earned more than its predecessor in just 10 days.
- I Can Only Imagine has now topped $81 million, meaning it's the second-biggest of the recent faith-based movies behind Heaven Is for Real.
Comedies Overboard and Tully will vie for second-place, because Infinity War is going to make at least $90 million. There's also the horror flick Bad Samaritan, but it won't be any match for A Quiet Place.