Weekend Box-Office: ‘Overboard’ Debuts Strong in Avengers’ Shadow
Anna Faris puts on her reboots for a comedy classic
Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the domestic box-office again this week, but there are several new releases to look for if you’re headed to the theaters. While they may not be as flashy as latest Avengers’ installment, the new releases this week do have an impressive lineup of actors. This week you can find new-releases with David Tennant, Charlie Theron, Anna Faris, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
In its second week in theaters, “Avengers: Infinity War” brought in another $112M domestically. That raises the film’s two-week total to just over $450M domestically and makes “Avengers: Infinity War” the fastest film to hit $1B worldwide. “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 comedy reboot “Overboard” did debut in second-place this weekend, bringing in over $14M across 1,623 locations. Just for comparison, the original “Overboard” with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell opened in seventh-place with a $1.8M weekend back in 1987. Today that same amount would equate to about $4M domestically. The film debuted against “Eddie Murphy: Raw,” and “* batteries not included”. Other films at the box-office that weekend were “Wall Street,” “Three Men and a Baby,” “Throw Momma From the Train,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” and “Fatal Attraction”. So looking back, it was a pretty fantastic weekend to see a comedy, and “Overboard” was simply swept away by films that would become comedy-classics. The original “Overboard” did go on to make over $26M for MGM at the time, or roughly $57M today. The new “Overboard” was directed by Rob Greenberg, the film stars Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, and John Hannah.
“A Quiet Place” dropped to third-place this weekend, grossing $7.6M while remaining in 3,413 locations. The horror-thriller has now made over $159M domestically in just five weeks. “A Quiet Place” was directed by John Krasinski, the film stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
STX’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” landed in fourth-place on the domestic charts, only making $4.9M across 3,232 locations during the film’s third weekend in theaters. “I Feel Pretty” was written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the film stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, and Emily Ratajkowski.
“Rampage” remained on the top-five this weekend as well, grossing $4.6M this weekend across 3,151 locations. The actioner has now made over $84M for the studio in just four-weeks. “Rampage” was directed by Brad Peyton, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, and Malin Akerman.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning are the rest of this week’s new releases. “Tully” had the highest gross, bringin in $3M across 1,353 locations. “Tully” was directed by Jason Reitman, the film stars Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, and Mark Duplass. The thriller “Bad Samaritan” had a $1.7M debut, opening across 2,007 locations domestically. “Bad Samaritan” was directed by Dean Devlin, the film stars Kerry Condon, David Tennant, and Robert Sheehan. “RGB,” the bio on Ruth Bader Ginsburg had the highest theater average, bringin in $560K in just 34 locations.