BOX OFFICE REPORT
May 4-6, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Avengers: Infinity War||$112.5 million|
|A Quiet Place||$7.6 million|
|I Feel Pretty||$4.9 million|
Delivering the second-biggest second weekend ever, Avengers: Infinity War continued to decimate the competition. After its record-setting debut weekend, the latest MCU title fell a sizable 56 percent. That means it's already crossed $450 million domestically in just 10 days. That's well below Star Wars: The Force Awakens in North America at this point, but $600 million by the end of next weekend isn't out of the question. So there's still a good chance it can even top Black Panther, which is still churning along in its 12th weekend, all of which have been in the top 10. (Plus, Infinity War has also crossed $1 billion in just 10 days, and that's without China. $1.5 billion is certainly in play.)
Overboard had the best debut of the new wide releases by far. The remake of the Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn rom-com flipped the genders, with Anna Faris playing the working-class woman and Eugenio Derbez playing the rich jerk who suffers from amnesia. The $14.7 million opening is pretty much in line with what both stars have opened with in recent years.
A Quiet Place slipped to third, as it's likely to finish around $175 million, which is where Get Out finished last year. I wouldn't bet on multiple Oscar nominations, though. (Except the sound categories. It has to be nominated there, right?) I Feel Pretty and Rampage were neck-and-neck, but both will struggle to get to a truly impressive number.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: RBG, the hagiography of our most memed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The documentary averaged an impressive $16,471 on each of its 34 screens.
- Tully, by far the best movie of the weekend, and one of the best of the year, barely topped Black Panther, earning a meager $3.1 million. Hopefully word-of-mouth will drive audiences to this gem.
- Still, that was better than Bad Samaritan, which somehow opened on more screens than Tully or Overboard. The horror flick earned just $1.7 million, all the way out in 10th place.
We get one more week for Thanos to rule all, but expect a big debut for Melissa McCarthy's Life of the Party. It should open in second place with $30 million, while Breaking In will do well relative to its size with about $12 million.