Thanos continues to win as “Avengers: Infinity War” continues to make history, becoming the fastest film to gross $1 billion at the worldwide box office as in a matter of ten days (Thursday, Apr 26th to Sunday, May 6th), “Avengers: Infinity War” has grossed $1.165 billion at the worldwide box office. WIth 61% of that money coming from overseas, it’s not irrational to state that this movie has a long way to go at the box office as “Avengers: Infinity War” is set to open in China on Friday, May 11th.
Marvel has had a vast array of success at the Chinese box office with five Marvel movies ranking in the top thirty China openings, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ranking in the top five, so we can safely assume that their most epic venture could have massive success this weekend in the most prominent foreign market.
Domestically, “Avengers: Infinity War” is not near as rampid in popularity as “The Force Awakens,” but is successful nonetheless. With nearly 40% of its overall gross stemming from the states, “Avengers: Infinity War” is averaging between $20 to $30 million at the daily box office and is on track to walk away with $600 to $700 million at the domestic box office. Nothing to shake a stick at, and falling short of the second-weekend record gross with $112.4 million. (“The Force Awakens” grossed $149 million in its second weekend) Short of its opening pace, my theory seems to hold true as I discussed last week that “Avengers: Infinity War” may not have the legs to make its name heard in any other significant ways. (I.e., biggest domestic gross of all-time or biggest worldwide total of all-time) The film is still going to walk away from the box office with big bucks, and continue to break more records, but all-time gross records look to remain safe, as Thanos can only conquer half of the records it seems, but there is still a lot of merchandise money to be made.
“Avengers: Infinity War” will be fine, but the other movies at the box office continue to fade into the background. The “Overboard” remake (review coming soon) walked away with $14 million domestically and “A Quiet Place” slumped to third place with $7.6 million. “I Feel Pretty” and “Rampage” both swamped by 40% with $4.9 million going to Amy Schumer and $4.6 million going to The Rock. “Tully” opened with a surprising $3.186 million, considering the budget which is most likely very low, and “Black Panther” remains in the top ten with an additional $3.146 million.
Nothing to discuss other than “Avengers: Infinity War” once again, and with little to no competition this weekend, ("Life of the Party" & "Breaking In;" trailers down below) you can expect more of the same next week. We got one more week to go until “Deadpool 2” (in theatres May 17th), so make sure to continue catching up on the past of the X-men with our “Long “Hard” Road to Deadpool 2” series. It’s going to be another busy week here at Flick Crave, as we prepare to see how much more can Thanos conquer before the merc with a mouth arrives with the other Thanos. (Cable (Josh Brolin))