Weekend Actuals: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Repeats at No. 1 with $62.0M; ‘Life of the Party’ Takes 2nd with $17.8M

'Breaking In' debuts well in 3rd place

Monday Update:

Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War scored a three-peat at the box office, winning its third weekend straight domestically while opening with with the second-highest debut ever in China.

With $62.0 million, Infinity War captured the 4th-highest third weekend ever, behind only Star Wars: The Force AwakensAvatar, and February’s Black Panther.

Adjusted for ticket price inflation, it becomes the 7th-highest third weekend ever, also behind Spider-ManTitanic, and the original Avengers.

Among comparable films, Infinity War’s third weekend decline was milder than the original Avengers, the sequel Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War.

In fact, after only three weekends Infinity War is already well up into the 100 highest selling films of all time when adjusted for ticket price inflation — currently ranking at #65.

Elsewhere at the box office:

  • Warner Bros.’ comedy Life of the Party didn’t have as much life as expected, starting slightly below expectations with $17.8 million. Among recent Melissa McCarthy comedies, that’s lower than the start of The BossSpy, or Tammy.
  • Universal’s thriller Breaking In broke into the top three with a $17.6 million debut.
  • Disney’s Black Panther spent its 13th weekend in the top 10, with $2.0 million this frame and 9th place. That makes it only the fifth film of the past 15 years to reach 13+ weekends in the upper tier, along with La La LandZootopiaFrozen, and Avatar. [Read more here.]
  • Infinity War opened to a massive estimated $200 million in China, good for the second-biggest industry debut there ever. [Read more here.]

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $138.6 million. That’s down 18.2 percent from last weekend, and up 2.0 percent from this same weekend last year.

Year to date box office totals $4.31 billion, or 5.3 percent above this same date last year. That’s down from being up 5.7 percent after last weekend.

Our full table of weekend actuals is at bottom, after our Sunday update featuring fuller analysis.


Sunday Update:

Avengers: Infinity War captured the box office crown for the third weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $61.8 million and easily beating out two newcomers in wide release.

The Marvel juggernaut has now topped $550 million domestically after 17 days of release, leapfrogging over Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, Rogue One and The Dark Knight to place it eighth on the list of all-time blockbusters in North America. As we reported previously, Infinity War is the second-fastest film to $500 million after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, having reached the milestone in only 15 days. It’s also the third highest-grossing movie in the MCU after only Black Panther ($694.7 million) and The Avengers ($623.3 million).

As third weekends go, Infinity War now boasts the fourth best performance of all time in that regard, after Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($90.2 million), Avatar ($68.4 million), and Black Panther ($66.3 million). This will undoubtedly be its final weekend on top, as Marvel stablemate Deadpool 2 is slated to crush all comers when it opens next Friday.

In second place, Warner Bros.’ Life of the Party took in a decent $18.5 million in its opening frame, debuting similarly to the Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn comedy Snatched which opened to $19.5 million over Mother’s Day weekend 2017. While that result is nothing to sneeze at, this is nevertheless the lowest debut for a wide-release Melissa McCarthy comedy since she shot to movie stardom in Bridesmaids back in 2011 (Tammy was previously the lowest at $21.5 million). Reviews for the film were mixed-to-negative, while audience exit surveys resulted in a so-so “B” Cinemascore. The audience breakdown was 70% female to 30% male, and 63% over the age of 35.

McCarthy’s big-screen trajectory has been slightly on the downswing over the last couple of years. Her last big-screen comedy The Boss debuted higher with $23.5 million, but suffered steep weekend-to-weekend declines and ultimately ended its run with $63.2 million, making it the lowest-grossing solo McCarthy vehicle in North America to date. If Life of the Party suffers similar declines, it’s looking to set a new low for the actress in terms of box office.

The weekend’s other wide opener Breaking In took third place, grossing a healthy $16.5 million in its debut. The film’s performance is especially impressive given that it debuted on 1,000 fewer screens than Life of the Party, giving it a very good per-screen average of $6,504. It doesn’t hurt that the Universal thriller, which stars Gabrielle Union as a woman fighting to save her children during a home invasion, boasts a reported budget of just $6 million. The studio wisely capitalized on the Mother’s Day frame in opening the film, giving it a nice tie-in with the holiday. Comparing it with similar recent releases, the opening came in between When the Bough Breaks, which debuted to $14.2 million in September of 2016, and Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, which opened to $17.1 million back in March.

Like Life of the Party, Breaking In skewed heavily female (65% to 35%), while 52% of the audience was African-American. It’s the latest hit for producer Will Packer, who was also behind last summer’s breakout hit Girls Trip as well as films like Ride Along, Almost Christmas and The Wedding Ringer.

After debuting to a very good $14.7 million last weekend, MGM/Lionsgate’s Anna Faris-Eugenio Derbez comedy Overboard added nearly 400 screens and came in fourth with an estimated $10.1 million in its sophomore frame, representing a drop of just 31 percent. The remake has grossed $29.5 million after ten days of release, putting it about on pace with Faris’s The House Bunny, which debuted to $14.5 million back in 2008 and had $27.8 million by the end of its second weekend. With a reported budget of $12 million, this is a very good result for the comedy two-hander, which successfully tapped into Derbez’s large Latin-American fanbase.

Perennial Top 10 finisher A Quiet Place continued its massively-successful run with another $6,4 million in fifth place, bringing the horror blockbuster’s total to a sizzling $169.5 million. After six weekends of play, the John Krasinski-Emily Blunt scare flick is now just a few million shy of Get Out‘s lifetime gross of $176 million, and it will easily surpass that total by the end of its run.

Sixth went to  I Feel Pretty, which boasted another good hold with $3.7 million in its fourth weekend and $43.8 million so far. Thanks to the film’s strong legs, it’s now pacing slightly ahead of Snatched at the same point in its run. That film finished with $45.8 million, a total Pretty is now set to surpass.

In seventh, Warner Bros./New Line actioner Rampage grossed $3.3 million in its fifth weekend, giving the Dwayne Johnson vehicle a total of $89.7 million in North America. Eighth place went to Tully, which took in an estimated $2.2 million in its second weekend. Though it held well, dropping just 31 percent, the third collaboration between writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman has so far brought in just $6.9 million, a disappointing result compared with 2011’s Young Adult ($16.3 million) and especially Juno, which grossed a massive $143.4 million domestically back in 2007.

Rounding out the Top 10, Black Panther came in ninth, spending its 13th weekend in the Top 10 with $1.9 million. With a total of $696.1 million so far, the MCU release is creeping ever closer to the $700 million mark, a milestone only two other films – Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens – have reached in North America. In tenth, Blockers grossed $1.13 million, giving the Universal comedy a decent $58.1 million total as it nears the end of its theatrical run.

Overseas Update:

Avengers: Infinity War had a massive estimated $200 million debut in China over the weekend, giving it a global weekend take of $349 million and a worldwide total of $1.607 billion. That makes it the fifth highest-grossing film of all time globally and the highest-grossing superhero movie ever worldwide, surpassing both Black Panther and the two previous Avengers installments this weekend. It’s now the highest-grossing title ever in a slew of markets including Brazil ($55.6 million), the Philippines ($21.8 million), and Malaysia ($16.6 million).


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)FRI, MAY. 11 – SUN, MAY. 13

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Avengers: Infinity War $62,078,047 -46% 4,474 0 $13,875 $548,090,150 3 Disney
2 Life Of The Party $17,886,075 3,656 $4,892 $17,886,075 1 Warner Bros. / New Line
3 Breaking In $17,630,285 2,537 $6,949 $17,630,285 1 Universal Pictures
4 Overboard $9,864,415 -33% 2,006 383 $4,917 $29,358,392 2 Lionsgate / Pantelion
5 A Quiet Place $6,455,396 -17% 3,144 -269 $2,053 $169,608,030 6 Paramount
6 I Feel Pretty $3,805,437 -25% 2,858 -374 $1,332 $43,952,013 4 STX Entertainment
7 Rampage $3,462,442 -25% 2,548 -603 $1,359 $89,827,105 5 Warner Bros
8 Tully $2,248,945 -31% 1,356 3 $1,659 $6,992,005 2 Focus Features
9 Black Panther $2,077,207 -36% 1,370 -271 $1,516 $696,331,818 13 Disney
10 A Wrinkle in Time $1,156,780 182% 1,984 1690 $583 $96,812,656 10 Walt Disney Pictures
11 Blockers $1,115,025 -36% 1,111 -561 $1,004 $58,126,660 6 Universal
12 Isle of Dogs $1,072,567 33% 1,046 344 $1,025 $29,951,941 8 Fox Searchlight
13 Super Troopers 2 $982,594 -47% 1,379 -739 $713 $27,383,171 4 20th Century Fox
14 Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare $916,100 -51% 1,269 -635 $722 $39,727,000 5 Universal
15 Bad Samaritan $518,597 -70% 1,546 -461 $335 $3,088,522 2 Electric Entertainment

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 RBG $1,188,186 105% 180 146 $6,601 $2,025,953 2 Magnolia Pictures
2 Ready Player One $892,682 -33% 804 -601 $1,110 $134,563,601 7 Warner Bros. / DreamWorks
3 Disobedience $420,895 38% 100 69 $4,209 $1,189,096 3 Bleecker Street
4 Sherlock Gnomes $406,221 2% 608 -28 $668 $41,760,161 8 Paramount / MGM
5 I Can Only Imagine $400,239 -6% 429 -231 $933 $82,503,608 9 Roadside Attractions
6 102 Not Out $293,604 -39% 102 0 $2,878 $984,993 2 Sony Pictures Releasing International
7 Traffik $276,173 -65% 381 -366 $725 $8,910,787 4 Lionsgate / Summit / Codeblack Films
8 Chappaquiddick $249,827 -30% 317 -199 $788 $16,968,139 6 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
9 Tyler Perry’s Acrimony $206,818 -47% 257 -141 $805 $43,241,894 7 Lionsgate
10 The Miracle Season $125,057 -27% 234 -96 $534 $9,927,843 6 LD Entertainment
11 The Death of Stalin $124,138 -27% 123 -77 $1,009 $7,695,306 10 IFC Films
12 Game Night $114,888 -1% 158 -25 $727 $68,748,295 12 Warner Bros.
13 Tomb Raider $114,295 -11% 160 -27 $714 $57,228,498 9 Warner Bros.
14 Peter Rabbit $101,092 -35% 179 -53 $565 $114,930,111 14 Sony / Columbia
15 You Were Never Really Here $84,450 -50% 102 -83 $828 $2,360,394 6 Amazon Studios
16 Lean on Pete $73,949 -43% 129 -58 $573 $1,062,164 6 A24
17 Pacific Rim Uprising $61,425 -25% 112 -49 $548 $59,163,230 8 Universal
18 Paul, Apostle of Christ $50,472 -24% 112 -34 $451 $17,499,876 8 Sony Pictures Entertainment
19 Love, Simon $40,578 -47% 103 -36 $394 $40,697,137 9 20th Century Fox

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Nothing to Lose (2018) $679,531 69 $9,848 $679,531 1 Swen
2 The Rider $221,439 67% 85 38 $2,605 $847,749 5 Sony Pictures Classics
3 Let The Sunshine In $110,922 73% 34 25 $3,262 $260,012 3 IFC Films
4 Pandas $109,709 18% 35 0 $3,135 $1,157,694 6 Warner Bros.
5 The Seagull $79,016 6 $13,169 $79,016 1 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Beirut $61,982 -45% 67 -73 $925 $4,901,750 5 Bleecker Street
7 The Greatest Showman $61,273 -11% 89 -34 $688 $173,881,876 21 Fox
8 Lu Over the Wall $60,770 97 $626 $60,770 1 GKIDS
9 Beast $53,248 4 $13,312 $53,248 1 Roadside Attractions
10 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $49,641 -27% 98 -20 $507 $404,422,300 21 Sony / Columbia
11 Revenge (2018) $45,924 37 $1,241 $45,924 1 Neon
12 Finding Your Feet $41,231 -9% 61 1 $676 $1,336,592 7 Roadside Attractions
13 The Leisure Seeker $38,969 -19% 67 -9 $582 $3,096,483 10 Sony Pictures Classics
14 God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness $29,582 92% 67 23 $442 $5,673,883 7 Pure Flix
15 A Bag Of Marbles $25,232 -24% 15 0 $1,682 $266,391 8 Gaumont
16 The Endless $24,067 -5% 18 -1 $1,337 $213,416 6 Well Go USA Entertainment
17 Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami $23,626 -6% 30 2 $788 $284,324 5 Kino Lorber
18 Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat $22,717 2 $11,359 $22,717 1 Magnolia Pictures
19 Death Wish $19,213 -12% 23 -6 $835 $33,977,355 11 MGM
20 Racer and the Jailbird $17,650 602% 48 46 $368 $22,563 2 Super LTD / Neon
21 Champion $17,095 2 $8,548 $17,095 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
22 Little Pink House $16,673 -35% 13 2 $1,283 $159,990 4
23 Ghost Stories $16,315 -29% 16 -8 $1,020 $118,385 4 IFC Films / IFC Midnight
24 1945 $12,897 -40% 16 -3 $806 $663,522 28 Menemsha Films
25 Back to Burgundy $12,883 -31% 17 3 $758 $236,771 8 Music Box Films
26 Red Sparrow $12,418 -30% 32 -19 $388 $46,781,469 11 20th Century Fox
27 Final Portrait $12,345 -37% 24 -16 $514 $443,225 8 Sony Pictures Classics
28 Keep The Change $10,795 56% 9 4 $1,199 $169,824 9 Kino Lorber
29 Sollers Point $10,618 1 $10,618 $10,618 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
30 Godard Mon Amour $10,352 -10% 12 -8 $863 $69,025 4 Cohen Media Group
31 Foxtrot $10,195 7% 22 0 $463 $606,361 11 Sony Pictures Classics
32 The Strangers: Prey At Night $9,416 -49% 24 -16 $392 $24,419,775 10 Aviron Pictures
33 Always at the Carlyle $9,239 1 $9,239 $9,239 1 Good Deed Entertainment
34 The Guardians $8,827 18% 3 2 $2,942 $20,428 2 Music Box Films
35 Oh Lucy! $8,205 47% 13 4 $631 $357,838 11 Film Movement
36 Filmworker $7,984 1 $7,984 $16,857 1 Kino Lorber
37 Getting Grace $7,711 -16% 4 0 $1,928 $208,531 8 Hannover House
38 Ferdinand $7,498 -23% 25 -7 $300 $84,376,566 22 Fox
39 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story $6,790 -15% 11 2 $617 $800,619 25 Zeitgeist
40 Borg vs. McEnroe $5,504 -43% 8 -5 $688 $228,766 5 Neon
41 Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum $5,228 -63% 4 -1 $1,307 $111,174 5 Well Go USA Entertainment
42 Hitler’s Hollywood $5,082 1000% 3 1 $1,694 $33,564 5 Kino Lorber
43 Leaning Into The Wind $4,873 71% 12 3 $406 $373,283 10 Magnolia Pictures
44 The Day After $4,474 1 $4,474 $4,474 1 Cinema Guild
45 The Devil and Father Amorth $4,420 698% 4 0 $1,105 $19,356 4 The Orchard
46 A Fantastic Woman $3,855 -44% 7 1 $551 $2,019,554 15 Sony Pictures Classics
47 Sweet Country $3,502 -55% 4 -3 $876 $85,556 6 Orion Pictures / Samuel Goldwyn Films
48 Summer In The Forest $3,358 82% 3 0 $1,119 $44,242 8 Abramorama
49 The Doctor From India $3,208 2 $1,604 $11,915 4 Kino LorberZeitgeist Films
50 The Post $2,178 -62% 9 -5 $242 $81,902,457 21 20th Century Fox
51 Beuys $2,143 1 $2,143 $62,851 17 Kino Lorber
52 Love After Love $1,631 -59% 5 -11 $326 $112,304 7 IFC Films
53 Claire’s Camera $1,600 -47% 2 -2 $800 $72,519 10 Cinema Guild
54 Ismael’s Ghosts $1,390 -35% 7 -1 $199 $101,068 8 Magnolia Pictures
55 Cold Water $965 -67% 1 0 $965 $16,123 3 Janus Films
56 Outside In $862 0% 1 0 $862 $68,697 7 The Orchard
57 Western $662 2 $331 $35,967 13 Cinema Guild
58 The Heart of Nuba $615 -96% 1 -3 $615 $28,758 6 Abramorama
59 Kings $516 -96% 5 -65 $103 $273,700 3 The Orchard
60 Bye Bye Germany $452 -92% 2 -4 $226 $35,106 5 Film Movement
61 Lou Andreas-Salomé: the Audacity to be Free $425 -30% 1 0 $425 $12,589 4 Cinema Libre Studio
62 The Young Karl Marx $326 -45% 2 0 $163 $125,448 12 The Orchard
63 Higher Power $299 3 $100 $299 1 Magnet Releasing
64 The Great Silence $260 -88% 2 -1 $130 $38,572 7 Film Movement
65 Tehran Taboo $38 1 $38 $74,758 13 Kino Lorber

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, MAY. 11 – SUN, MAY. 13

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Avengers: Infinity War $61,817,000 -46% 4,474 0 $13,817 $547,829,103 3 Disney
2 Life Of The Party $18,500,000 3,656 $5,060 $18,500,000 1 Warner Bros. / New Line
3 Breaking In $16,500,000 2,537 $6,504 $16,500,000 1 Universal Pictures
4 Overboard $10,100,000 -31% 2,006 383 $5,035 $29,593,977 2 Lionsgate / Pantelion
5 A Quiet Place $6,400,000 -18% 3,144 -269 $2,036 $169,552,634 6 Paramount
6 I Feel Pretty $3,710,000 -27% 2,858 -374 $1,298 $43,856,576 4 STX Entertainment
7 Rampage $3,380,000 -27% 2,548 -603 $1,327 $89,744,663 5 Warner Bros
8 Tully $2,240,000 -32% 1,356 3 $1,652 $6,983,060 2 Focus Features
9 Black Panther $1,932,000 -41% 1,370 -271 $1,410 $696,186,611 13 Disney
10 Blockers $1,129,000 -36% 1,111 -561 $1,016 $58,140,635 6 Universal
11 Isle of Dogs $1,050,000 30% 1,046 344 $1,004 $29,929,374 8 Fox Searchlight
12 Super Troopers 2 $1,025,000 -45% 1,379 -739 $743 $27,425,577 4 20th Century Fox
13 Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare $900,000 -52% 1,269 -635 $709 $39,710,900 5 Universal
14 A Wrinkle in Time $800,000 95% 1,984 1690 $403 $96,455,876 10 Walt Disney Pictures
15 Bad Samaritan $510,000 -70% 1,546 -461 $330 $3,079,925 2 Electric Entertainment

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 RBG $1,165,000 101% 180 146 $6,472 $2,002,767 2 Magnolia Pictures
2 Ready Player One $900,000 -32% 804 -601 $1,119 $134,570,919 7 Warner Bros. / DreamWorks
3 Disobedience $437,859 43% 100 69 $4,379 $1,206,060 3 Bleecker Street
4 Sherlock Gnomes $400,000 0% 608 -28 $658 $41,753,940 8 Paramount / MGM
5 102 Not Out $275,000 -43% 102 0 $2,696 $966,389 2 Sony Pictures Releasing International
6 Traffik $245,000 -69% 381 -366 $643 $8,879,614 4 Lionsgate / Summit / Codeblack Films
7 Tyler Perry’s Acrimony $190,000 -51% 257 -141 $739 $43,225,076 7 Lionsgate
8 The Death of Stalin $121,764 -29% 130 -70 $937 $7,692,932 10 IFC Films
9 The Miracle Season $119,000 -30% 234 -96 $509 $9,921,786 6 LD Entertainment
10 Lean on Pete $64,750 -50% 129 -58 $502 $1,052,965 6 A24

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Nothing to Lose (2018) $646,421 69 $9,368 $646,421 1 Swen
2 The Rider $225,737 70% 85 38 $2,656 $852,047 5 Sony Pictures Classics
3 Let The Sunshine In $109,507 71% 34 27 $3,221 $253,306 3 IFC Films
4 The Seagull $80,607 6 $13,435 $80,607 1 Sony Pictures Classics
5 Lu Over the Wall $66,067 97 $681 $66,067 1 GKIDS
6 The Leisure Seeker $36,355 -24% 67 -9 $543 $3,093,869 10 Sony Pictures Classics
7 Itzhak $24,038 34 $707 $482,751 10 Greenwich Entertainment
8 Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat $22,500 1 $22,500 $22,500 1 Magnolia Pictures
9 Champion $18,200 2 $9,100 $18,200 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
10 Godard Mon Amour $11,337 -1% 11 -9 $1,031 $69,802 4 Cohen Media Group
11 Sollers Point $10,850 1 $10,850 $10,850 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
12 Back to Burgundy $10,425 -44% 16 2 $652 $234,313 8 Music Box Films
13 Always at the Carlyle $9,209 1 $9,209 $9,209 1 Good Deed Entertainment
14 Filmworker $9,109 1 $9,109 $9,109 1 Kino Lorber
15 The Guardians $8,781 17% 3 2 $2,927 $20,382 2 Music Box Films
16 Mountain $6,064 1 $6,064 $6,064 1 Greenwich Entertainment
17 The Devil and Father Amorth $4,466 706% 4 0 $1,117 $4,466 4 The Orchard
18 Lou Andreas-Salomé: the Audacity to be Free $1,150 89% 1 0 $1,150 $13,313 4 Cinema Libre Studio
19 The Young Karl Marx $990 67% 2 0 $495 $126,112 12 The Orchard
20 Kings $567 -96% 5 -65 $113 $273,751 3 The Orchard

 

Chris Eggertsen

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