Overboard Trailer and Clip

“Infinity War” Crosses $1 Billion in Record Time


May 4-6, 2018

(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)


Avengers: Infinity War  $112.5 million
Overboard $14.7 million
A Quiet Place $7.6 million
I Feel Pretty  $4.9 million
Rampage $4.6 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.

Next week:

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.



About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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