Avengers: Infinity War dominates box office again with $112.5M second weekend

Bessie Dean
May 7, 2018

After dividing opening weekend recordings, "Avengers: Infinity War" continued to predominate in its second weekend at theaters, however alternative programming including the romantic humor "over-board" additionally saw a viewer at what has been deemed the "official" kick off to summer film season. It earned $14.8 million in its first frame.

Domestically, the movie's $112.47 million take is the second-best second weekend ever, passing the $111.6 million second weekend by "Black Panther". Records are being set around the world, including for the biggest opening day ever in Russian Federation. That film, of course, had the benefit of the Christmas holiday, which helped push it towards a record breaking $149.2 million second weekend.

Although critics were not especially won over by "Overboard", audiences gave the film a more favorable A- CinemaScore.

- Along with "Overboard", this weekend's notable new releases included "Tully" (#6, $3.2 million) and "Bad Samaritan" (#10, $1.8 million). Down 40% in its third week, the Amy Schumer comedy has earned $37.8 million so far.

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The latest juggernaut from Disney/Marvel studios took in an estimated $112.47 million over the weekend, according to boxofficepro.com, on over 4,400 screens.

Strong reviews -86% on Rotten Tomatoes and 76/100 from Metacritic- weren't enough to persuade ticket buyers into checking out the latest feature from Up in the Air director Jason Reitman.

Next week is another lackluster week with only LIFE OF THE PARTY hitting theaters. We projected that, if Avengers: Infinity War dropped 40%, it would end up eclipsing the second weekend record, with our projections for the second weekend coming in at $154.5 million, but its second weekend drop was much more significant than expected, dropping 56.4%.

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