Weekend Box-Office: ‘Life of the Party’ and ‘Breaking In’ Debut Under Thanos
Both of the new releases together don't add up to one Marvel titan
With FOX’s “Deadpool 2” just a week away, and Disney’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” scheduled to release the following weekend, most studios opted not to release a film this week. Your new movie choices are a little scarce this week, but two films decided to brave the box-office storm, Warner Bros. Pictures’ comedy “Life of the Party,” and the thriller “Breaking In”.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” remained at number-one for the third-straight week in a row after bringing in another $61M at the domestic box-office. The film’s three-week total now sits at just over $547M. “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.
According to estimates, “Life of the Party” narrowly beat “Breaking In” for second-place, bringing in $18.5M across 3,656 locations. “Life of the Party” was directed by Ben Falcone, the film stars Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, and Debby Ryan. “Breaking In” wasn’t too far-behind, grossing $16.5M across 2,537 locations. “Breaking In” was directed by James McTeigue, the film stars Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, and Richard Cabral.
Paramount’s comedy reboot “Overboard” dropped to fourth-place this weekend, bringing in $10M in the film’s follow-up showing. That raises the comedy’s two-week domestic total to just under $30M for the studio. “Overboard” was directed by Rob Greenberg, the film stars Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, and John Hannah.
The thriller “A Quiet Place,” now in its sixth-week in theaters, remained on the top-five this weekend after bringing in $6.4M across 3,144 locations. The film’s domestic-total now sits at $169M. “A Quiet Place” was directed by John Krasinski, the film stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
As we mentioned earlier, the big release next weekend will be “Deadpool 2” with Ryan Reynolds. The follow-up is expected to dominate the box-office next weekend as the film hopes to top the original’s $132M opening. If you haven’t secured your opening weekend tickets for “Deadpool 2” yet, you can grab them on sites like Fandango. While you are there, you might as well grab tickets for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” since they are going to sell out just as quickly.