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Friday 21 September 2018

Infinity War scores second-highest second weekend at box office

Rebecca Rubin

'Avengers: Infinity War' can check off yet another record: The second-highest second weekend of all time.

Disney and Marvel's latest collaboration earned $112.5m (€94.9m) from 4,474 locations in its second run at the weekend market.

The 56pc decline from weekend one was just enough to top the record previously held by fellow Marvel title 'Black Panther', which made $111.6m (€94.1m) in its second weekend earlier this year.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' holds the prize for biggest second weekend, with a mighty $149m (€125.6) in 2015. Only five films have ever hit the $100m-mark in their second weekends.

In just North America, the superhero mashup has made $450.8m. Among 'Infinity War's' numerous accomplishments is being the fastest film to gross $1bn - in just 11 days. And the film has yet to open in China.

One of three weekend releases opening in 'Infinity War's' almighty wake is 'Overboard', anchoring in the second spot with a solid $14m in 1,623 theatres.

The MGM and Lionsgate Pantelion remake of Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell's classic romcom of the same name now stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.

That three-day estimate washes in slightly ahead of Derbez's last leading role, 'How to be a Latin Lover', which with $12m in 2017. 'Overboard' is currently averaging a bleak 30pc on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience score, however, is faring better with a 76pc.

Slipping to number three in its fifth weekend is Paramount Picture's 'A Quiet Place'. John Krasinski's horror thriller made $7.5m in 3,413 locations, bringing its domestic total to an impressive $159.8m.

The third weekend of Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' secured the fourth slot with $4.9m from 3,232theatres. Its North American tally currently sits at $37.8m.

Rounding out the top five is Dwayne Johnson's 'Rampage'. The Warner Bros film grossed $4.6m in 3,151 locations. In four weeks, its domestic total is $84.7m.

'Black Panther' is likely to have seen another boost from 'Infinity War'. The Chadwick Boseman-starrer landed in sixth place, taking in $3.2m from 1,641 locations in its 12th weekend. To date, 'Black Panther' has made $693m in North America.

Focus Features' 'Tully', with Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston, debuted with $3m in 1,353 theatres. The comedy-drama directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody has garnered a solid 89pc certified rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The final weekend opener, Electric Entertainment's 'Bad Samaritan' launched with $1.6m from 2,007 locations. Dean Delvin's thriller starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, and Kerry Condon has a B- CinemaScore, along with a 56pc critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Thanks primarily to 'Infinity War', the year to date box office is up 5.2pc, according to comScore.

Irish Independent

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