Avengers: Infinity War Wins the Weekend and Crosses $1 Billion at the International Box Office
Avengers: Infinity War won the weekend with an estimated $61.8 million. That’s three weekends in a row. Domestically, the film has earned $547.8 million and it all might be even higher once the real higher numbers are revealed. It’s the eighth largest domestic release ever.
The film debuted in China where it earned an estimated $200 million, the second largest debut in the market ever based on local currency. That three day performance beat the lifetime runs of The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3. It’s the ninth largest western release in China ever.
Infinity War is the highest grossing superhero release internationally of all-time. It has eanred $1.059 billion which beats Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s $946.4 million.
The film is the fifth largest global release of all time with $1.607 billion. It’s about $65 million behind Jurassic World and should easily pass that in the next two weeks if not sooner.
Next weekend Avengers: Infinity War faces tough competition with Deadpool 2 which should topple it from first place.
In second place was a debut, Life of the Party which opened with an estimated $18.5 million. The film opened in eight markets with an estimated $2.9 million.
Coming in third was another debut, Breaking In which earned an estimated $16.5 million and earned almost triple its $6 million budget in three days. In five international markets the will earned an estimated $1 million.
The Overboard remake dipped just 31% in its second weekend with an estimated $10.1 million which brings it domestic total to $29.5 million after ten days. The film debuted in Mexico where it earned $10.5 million.
Rounding out the top five was A Quiet Place with an estimated $6.4 million. Domestcally the film has earned $169.5 million and it passed the 100k mark international with $100.4 million total.
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Black Panther brought in an estimated $1.9 million bringing the domestic total to $696.2 million. It needs less that $4 million and it’ll be the third domestic release ever to cross $700 million. Worlwide the film has earned $1.341 billion and has seen domestic earnings being the driver reversing a long running trend for Marvel films. 51.9% of the film has been brought in domestically.
The Death of Stalin was #25 for the weekend with an estimated $121,764. The film has earned $7.7 million domestically after 10 weeks of release.
We’ll be back in one hour where we’ll look deeper into comic film adaptations at the box office.