‘Avengers Infinity War’ Tops Box Office Charts with Record Opening
Thanos brings the box-office gross
The Marvel film “Avengers: Infinity War” hit theaters this weekend, dominating the charts and setting a new record within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to estimates, “Avengers: Infinity War” brought in anywhere between $240 and $250M across 4,474 locations. If the higher estimates are correct, then the Avengers will have topped “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” $248M opening weekend record. We will have to wait until tomorrow’s actuals before declaring a winner, but that would also mean that “Infinity War” had the highest-grossing Marvel opening debut of all-time.
If you want to put that opening in perspective, “The Avengers” had the highest-grossing opening in the Marvel Universe with $207M, but “Black Panther” was close-behind with a $202M debut. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” made $191M on its opening weekend, and “Captain America: Civil War” brought in $179M.
“Avengers: Infinity War” was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film features Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Linda Cardellini, Pom Klementieff, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Cobie Smulders, Bradley Cooper, Peter Dinklage, Jeremy Renner, Angela Bassett, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, and Don Cheadle.
The new Marvel release bumped “A Quiet Place” down to second-place overall on the domestic charts, but the film did gross another $10.6M this weekend. The thriller’s four-week total now sits at $148M domestically. “A Quiet Place” was directed by John Krasinski, the film stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
“I Feel Pretty” remained in the top-three this weekend, bringing in another $8M during the film’s follow-up week in theaters. The comedy remained in 3,440 locations this weekend, and has now grossed over $29M domestically. “I Feel Pretty” was written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the film stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, and Emily Ratajkowski.
The action-hit “Rampage” dropped to number-four this weekend on the domestic-charts, bringing in over $7M across 3,508 locations. The blockbuster’s three-week total has climbed to $78M domestically. “Rampage” was directed by Brad Peyton, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, and Malin Akerman.
Now in its eleventh-week in theaters, “Black Panther” is still on the top-five list. The Marvel hit made over $4M this weekend, and has now grossed over $688M domestically.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning this week was the drama “Disobedience,” which made over $241K across five locations. “Disobedience” was directed by Sebastián Lelio, the film stars Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz.
Next weekend the box-office will offer limited-release films, since “Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to dominate the box-office for at least another week. Moviegoers can see “Bad Samaritan,” the comedy “Overboard,” and “Tully” next weekend, but you should check your local listings for showtimes and availability.