“Avengers: Infinity War” continues to be the box office monster we expected it to be, becoming the fifth highest grossing film of all-time in its third weekend with a total gross of $1.6 billion. Becoming the fastest film to surpass $500 million at the domestic box office in a mere 11 days, Thanos has truly conquered the box office. Three-peating as the weekend king with $68.1 million, a 46.1% drop from last weekend, “Avengers: Infinity War” became the fourth highest third-weekend grossing film of all-time, falling short behind it's a Marvel brethren “Black Panther.”
The foreign market continues to help out “Avengers: Infinity War” in a big way though, as the film is on track to barely crack $600 to $700 million in the states. With almost 66% of its total gross coming from across the pond, “Infinity War” raked in an additional estimated $200 million from its China opening weekend, becoming the second largest opening film to ever open in China, based on local currency, falling behind “Fate of the Furious” which scored RMB 1.352 billion while Disney estimates that “Infinity War” raked in RMB 1.266 billion.
Now the third highest grossing domestic superhero film and eighth highest grossing domestic film in general, “Infinity War” is a juggernaut of success that might be running out a bit of steam. It is the highest grossing Marvel movie at the international box office and the fifth highest grossing film of all-time, staying steady behind “Jurassic World” with $1.67 billion, and will most likely become the fourth by next Monday.
New releases met the rest of weekend as “LIfe of the Party” scored $18.5 million and “Breaking In” brought in $16.5 million. The mother’s day weekend gave them a significant boost, but “Overboard” remained steady with $10 million, suffering a 30% percent drop. “A Quiet Place” continues to spur on with $6.4 million, only suffering a 17.6% drop from last weekend, bringing its domestic total to almost $170 million on a $17 million budget, a massive success to say the least.
Other than “Infinity War's” China opening, the weekend was relatively mediocre. All eyes will be on this weekend though, (all eyes that like box office numbers at least) as “Deadpool 2” launches into theatres on May 18. Most likely set to conquer “Avengers: Infinity War” throne at the weekend box office, but the anticipation has felt stifled as of late, so it’ll be intriguing to see the weekend stats on Ryan Reynolds’ mercish thrills. The long “hard” road to Deadpool continues here at Flick Crave, so stay tuned as the Regenerating Degenerate takes on the other Thanos (Cable; Josh Brolin) this weekend.