'Avengers: Infinity War' stays strong with US$61 million third weekend

Joann Johnston
May 14, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest movie in the world, at the time of this writing it has grossed $502 million in the United States and $1,291 billion worldwide. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

Avengers: Infinity War dominated the global box office this weekend, earning another $349 million worldwide and bringing its global total to $1.607 billion. That makes it the second-fastest title ever to cross the $500 million mark domestically. It turns out the Infinity War directors are big fans of the game and, after contacting Epic, they managed to get Thanos dropped into the 100-player mode as a special event.

Avengers: Infinity War during its opening weekend in the United States, narrowly beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the highest opening weekend ever. The Warner Bros. release stars McCarthy as a woman who decides to go back to college with her daughter. Breaking In features Union as single mother Shaun Russell, who takes her two children (Seth Carr and Ajiona Alexus) to her family's Malibu estate after her father's death. The movie now sits at a 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. We were anticipating a little more out of this title, but it still managed to outperform the studio's expectations and almost triple its reported $6 million budget in its first three days of release.

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Not only that, but it's also now the fifth-highest grossing movie ever, jumping over heavy hitters like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther, Age of Ultron, Furious 7 and the aforementioned Avengers. Released in Februar, Monster Hunt 2 holds the all-time record for an opening weekend in China with $187 million.

The second weekend of Lionsgate and Pantelion's comedy "Overboard" landed in fourth with $10 million, while the sixth weekend of Paramount's "A Quiet Place" secured No. 5 with $6.3 million. While Avengers: Infinity War already surpassed the $1 billion threshold earlier this week, the release in China is expected to give earnings a significant boost.

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