Weekend Actuals: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Repeats at No. 1 with Huge $114.7M Sophomore Frame; ‘Overboard’ Makes a Splash in 2nd with $14.7M

Newcomers 'Tully' and 'Bad Samaritan' barely register

Monday Update:

Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War captured the second-highest sophomore weekend ever, or the fourth-highest when adjusted for ticket price inflation.

The film earned $114.7 million in its second frame, a number so large that in pure dollars it would rank among the top 40 opening weekends of all time.

In terms of sophomore weekends, it’s #2 behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When adjusting for inflation, it also falls behind Jurassic World and 2012’s original The Avengers.

Infinity War‘s 10-day total stands at $453.1 million. That’s also the #2 highest 10-day total ever behind The Force Awakens, whether in pure dollars or adjusted.

Infinity War is also the new record holder for 4DX showing — a feature of seats that can vibrate, swivel, tilt, and produce atmospheric effects. Globally, 4DX showings have taken in $13.5 million and counting, playing on 324 4DX screens in 58 markets.

Infinity War also earned a tremendous overseas gross this weekend — read our coverage of the overseas and global numbers here.

Elsewhere at the box office, Lionsgate’s comedy Overboard paddled to a 2nd place debut with $14.7 million, while Focus Features’ drama Tully began in 6th place with $3.2 million.

Disney’s gargantuan hit Black Panther spent an incredible 12th weekend in the box office top 10. The film came in 7th this frame with $3.2 million. Read more of our coverage here.

It’s only the 9th film to reach that feat in the past 15 years. Moreover, it appears likely to spent an incredible 13th weekend in the top 10 next frame. Only four films in the past 15 years have reached that level.

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $169.5 million. That’s 46.1 percent behind last weekend — understandable, given Infinity War‘s record opening and the relative lack of major new releases. It’s also 13.1 percent behind this same weekend last year, when the summer season began in earnest with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Year to date box office stands at $4.11 billion. That’s 5.7 percent above the $3.89 billion on this same date last year, and up from the +4.0 percent that the YTD box office stood after last weekend.

Our table of weekend actuals is below, after our Sunday update featuring more numbers and analysis.


Sunday Update:

Following its phenomenal record-breaking debut last weekend, Avengers: Infinity War superpowered its way to a stellar sophomore frame with an estimated $112.5 million, giving it the second-highest sophomore frame in history after Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Infinity War‘s total now stands at a massive $450.8 million after just ten days of release, putting it 16 percent behind The Force Awakens at the same point. That said, the comparison isn’t an entirely fair one, as the Star Wars reboot opened over the Christmas season when many kids are out of school, giving it a higher earning potential during the week. Among films to open above $200 million, Infinity War‘s second-weekend drop is significantly higher than that of Black Panther (which dropped just 44 percent in its sophomore frame) and slightly bigger than both the original Avengers or Jurassic World, which had second-weekend drops of 50 and 49 percent, respectively. Nonetheless, it’s a good hold for a film that blasted past all expectations in its opening frame last weekend and yesterday broke the record for fastest movie to $1 billion globally (it managed the feat in just 11 days).

Good word of mouth was a key factor in Infinity Wars‘ healthy hold this weekend. Comparing it to last year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is instructive in this regard. Despite boasting the second-highest opening weekend of all time when it opened last December, the polarizing franchise installment plummeted 67 percent in weekend two after many fans revolted over plot turns they viewed as betraying George Lucas’ original mythology. Conversely, Infinity War has clearly satisfied its intended fan base, compelling many to see it multiple times in theaters. Among MCU releases, this weekend it surpassed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3 to become the fourth highest-grossing Marvel film of all time.

In second place, Lionsgate and Pantelion’s Overboard remake proved to be a successful feat of counter-programming, as the Anna Faris-Eugenio Derbez comedy took in a very good $14.7 million in its opening frame despite a poor critical showing. The debut is particularly impressive given that the film opened on just 1,623 screens; that’s less than half the number that I Feel Pretty opened at two weekends ago, yet it managed to bring in nearly as much. Overboard benefitted not only from Faris’s existing fan base but the starpower of Eugenio Derbez, whose previous comedies How to be a Latin Lover and the Spanish-language Instructions Not Included brought in an impressive $32.1 and $44.4 million in North America, respectively. This opening improved on that of Latin Lover, which debuted to $12.2 million last April. This is the biggest opening weekend in the history of Pantelion, which aims to give movies targeted at Latin audiences wider releases in the U.S.

Among Anna Faris comedies, Overboard represents the actress’s best opening weekend in nearly a decade. Back in 2008, her breakthrough big-screen vehicle The House Bunny debuted to $14.5 million and went on to gross a very good $48.2 million in North America. Depending on how Overboard holds up in the coming weeks, it could be headed for a final domestic total somewhere in that ballpark. In any event, this is an impressive start for the film, whose audience skewed heavily female (61%) and older (83% of the audience was over the age of 25).

The weekend’s other two wide openers didn’t fare as well. Tully, the latest from writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman, finished in six place with an estimated $3.18 million in its debut frame, giving it a so-so per-theater average of $2,350 on 1,353 screens. The comedy-drama starring Charlize Theron has received strong reviews but seems to have gotten lost among the slew of higher-profile releases leading into the summer season. Comparing it to Cody and Reitman’s last release, 2011’s Young Adult, isn’t really an adequate comparison as that film opened in limited release before going wider in subsequent weeks. Nonetheless, Tully doesn’t look likely to finish anywhere near that film’s final domestic total of $16.3 million.

Opening even lower despite debuting on about 700 more screens was Bad Samaritan, which eked out a tenth-place finish with just $1.7 million. The horror-thriller starring David Tennant simply didn’t register in the way it needed to on a crowded weekend, and it doesn’t help that Tennant’s box office pull in the States is slim (Doctor Who fans notwithstanding). The pitch-dark subject matter also perhaps didn’t play well with audiences warming up for the light-hearted summer movie season. Reviews for the film – the first wide release for Electric Entertainment – were mixed.

Among holdovers, A Quiet Place continued to impress in its fifth weekend of play, dropping just one spot to No. 3 with an estimated $7.6 million. That raises the horror blockbuster’s North American total to a sizzling $159.8 million. The film is now within striking distance of last year’s horror sensation Get Out, which took in just over $176 million by the end of its run.

In fourth place, I Feel Pretty posted a good 40 percent hold in its third weekend of release with $4.9 million, bringing its domestic total to a so-so $37.8 million. The Amy Schumer comedy is posting better holds than her previous starring vehicle Snatched, but given its slower start Pretty should ultimately finish about in line with that film’s $45.8 million domestic total.

Fifth place went to Warner Bros.’ Rampage, which took in an estimated $4.6 million in its fourth weekend of release. The Dwayne Johnson actioner has racked up $84.7 million so far and looks headed for a total slightly below $100 million. In seventh, Black Panther took in an estimated $3.14 million, bringing its North American total to a massive $693.1 million in 12 weeks. Eighth went to Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, which took in an estimated $1.89 million in its fourth weekend for a domestic total of $38.2 million. And in ninth, Super Troopers 2 brought in an estimated $1.81 in weekend three, bringing the crowdfunded Broken Lizard comedy’s total to $25.4 million in North America.

Limited Release:

In its second weekend, Bleecker Street’s critically-acclaimed Disobedience expanded from 5 to 31 theaters and took in $310,272, good for a per-theater average of $10,009 and a domestic total of $638,645. The Rachel McAdams-Rachel Weisz drama is set to expand further in the coming weeks.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, MAY. 4 – SUN, MAY. 6

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Avengers: Infinity War $114,774,810 -55% 4,474 0 $25,654 $453,107,350 2 Disney
2 Overboard $14,711,101 1,623 $9,064 $14,711,101 1 Lionsgate / Pantelion
3 A Quiet Place $7,763,085 -29% 3,413 -152 $2,275 $160,057,471 5 Paramount
4 I Feel Pretty $5,050,520 -38% 3,232 -208 $1,563 $37,948,803 3 STX Entertainment
5 Rampage $4,637,400 -36% 3,151 -357 $1,472 $84,801,710 4 Warner Bros
6 Tully $3,282,610 1,353 $2,426 $3,282,610 1 Focus Features
7 Black Panther $3,254,977 -31% 1,641 -9 $1,984 $693,235,592 12 Disney
8 Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare $1,887,970 -42% 1,904 -516 $992 $38,238,330 4 Universal
9 Super Troopers 2 $1,871,303 -50% 2,118 -7 $884 $25,502,004 3 20th Century Fox
10 Blockers $1,751,340 -41% 1,672 -652 $1,047 $56,222,840 5 Universal
11 Ready Player One $1,330,043 -48% 1,405 -960 $947 $133,074,547 6 Warner Bros. / DreamWorks

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Isle of Dogs $806,625 -43% 702 -299 $1,149 $28,469,671 7 Fox Searchlight
2 Traffik $794,348 -52% 747 -299 $1,063 $8,258,908 3 Lionsgate / Summit / Codeblack Films
3 102 Not Out $483,681 102 $4,742 $483,681 1 Sony Pictures Releasing International
4 I Can Only Imagine $428,775 -45% 660 -310 $650 $81,897,642 8 Roadside Attractions
5 A Wrinkle in Time $410,517 -58% 294 -77 $1,396 $95,496,098 9 Walt Disney Pictures
6 Sherlock Gnomes $398,418 -41% 636 -95 $626 $41,218,306 7 Paramount / MGM
7 Tyler Perry’s Acrimony $386,860 -40% 398 -142 $972 $42,875,151 6 Lionsgate
8 Chappaquiddick $355,982 -49% 516 -188 $690 $16,523,373 5 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
9 The Miracle Season $171,101 -41% 330 -100 $518 $9,722,748 5 LD Entertainment
10 The Death of Stalin $170,847 -24% 188 38 $909 $7,479,752 9 IFC Films
11 You Were Never Really Here $170,127 -51% 185 -48 $920 $2,155,077 5 Amazon Studios
12 Peter Rabbit $156,067 -24% 232 3 $673 $114,781,410 13 Sony / Columbia
13 Lean on Pete $130,184 -46% 187 20 $696 $915,123 5 A24
14 Tomb Raider $129,041 29% 187 25 $690 $57,064,552 8 Warner Bros.
15 Game Night $115,877 -23% 183 -25 $633 $68,593,654 11 Warner Bros.
16 Beirut $111,718 -59% 140 -97 $798 $4,782,425 4 Bleecker Street
17 Pacific Rim Uprising $82,175 -21% 161 -63 $510 $59,066,910 7 Universal
18 Love, Simon $76,214 -40% 139 -34 $548 $40,624,830 8 20th Century Fox
19 Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero $68,860 -25% 130 0 $530 $2,758,045 4 Fun Academy
20 The Greatest Showman $68,595 -29% 123 -23 $558 $173,789,109 20 Fox
21 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $68,090 -21% 118 -22 $577 $404,353,891 20 Sony / Columbia
22 Paul, Apostle of Christ $66,262 -37% 146 -31 $454 $17,407,931 7 Sony Pictures Entertainment

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 RBG $578,470 34 $17,014 $578,470 1 Magnolia Pictures
2 Disobedience $305,991 29% 31 26 $9,871 $634,364 2 Bleecker Street
3 The Rider $132,955 -24% 47 10 $2,829 $558,245 4 Sony Pictures Classics
4 Pandas $92,810 -17% 35 2 $2,652 $963,797 5 Warner Bros.
5 Let The Sunshine In $64,125 62% 7 5 $9,161 $121,141 2 IFC Films
6 The Leisure Seeker $47,924 -54% 76 -41 $631 $3,009,621 9 Sony Pictures Classics
7 Finding Your Feet $45,092 -62% 60 -64 $752 $1,263,439 6 Roadside Attractions
8 A Bag Of Marbles $33,223 -11% 15 1 $2,215 $241,159 7 Gaumont
9 Little Pink House $25,532 98% 11 4 $2,321 $143,317 3
10 The Endless $25,358 -11% 19 -1 $1,335 $173,359 5 Well Go USA Entertainment
11 Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami $25,251 -44% 28 9 $902 $242,576 4 Kino Lorber
12 Ghost Stories $23,076 -17% 24 12 $962 $86,025 3 IFC Films / IFC Midnight
13 Death Wish $21,828 -6% 29 -13 $753 $33,950,365 10 MGM
14 1945 $21,402 -35% 19 3 $1,126 $639,990 27 Menemsha Films
15 Final Portrait $19,548 -49% 40 -29 $489 $417,880 7 Sony Pictures Classics
16 Back to Burgundy $18,699 31% 14 4 $1,336 $211,347 7 Music Box Films
17 The Strangers: Prey At Night $18,440 -29% 40 -22 $461 $24,402,691 9 Aviron Pictures
18 Red Sparrow $17,861 -49% 51 -24 $350 $46,757,368 10 20th Century Fox
19 Zama $17,357 -42% 16 2 $1,085 $139,649 4 Strand Releasing
20 God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness $15,377 -38% 44 -21 $349 $5,635,388 6 Pure Flix
21 The Heart of Nuba $15,172 1359% 4 2 $3,793 $27,537 5 Abramorama
22 Midnight Sun $14,949 -51% 60 -33 $249 $9,554,925 7 Open Road
23 Kings $14,045 -91% 70 -145 $201 $258,299 2 The Orchard
24 Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum $13,966 -13% 5 -1 $2,793 $98,000 4 Well Go USA Entertainment
25 Godard Mon Amour $11,474 -22% 20 3 $574 $51,413 3 Cohen Media Group
26 Ferdinand $9,781 -31% 32 -7 $306 $84,364,229 21 Fox
27 Borg vs. McEnroe $9,585 -27% 13 -2 $737 $217,457 4 Neon
28 Foxtrot $9,494 -58% 22 -10 $432 $590,166 10 Sony Pictures Classics
29 Getting Grace $9,151 276% 4 -1 $2,288 $193,356 7 Hannover House
30 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story $7,975 -45% 9 -5 $886 $788,612 24 Zeitgeist
31 Sweet Country $7,708 128% 7 3 $1,101 $77,045 5 Orion Pictures / Samuel Goldwyn Films
32 The Guardians $7,479 1 $7,479 $7,479 1 Music Box Films
33 Keep The Change $6,930 -10% 5 -2 $1,386 $155,075 8 Kino Lorber
34 A Fantastic Woman $6,846 -27% 6 -7 $1,141 $2,011,699 14 Sony Pictures Classics
35 Bye Bye Germany $5,876 -33% 6 0 $979 $29,814 4 Film Movement
36 The Post $5,668 -35% 14 -3 $405 $81,896,433 20 20th Century Fox
37 Oh Lucy! $5,590 -69% 9 -9 $621 $343,992 10 Film Movement
38 Walk With Me $4,357 2 $2,179 $716,465 18 Kino Lorber
39 Love After Love $3,978 -85% 16 -13 $249 $107,630 6 IFC Films
40 Strangers on the Earth $3,768 1 $3,768 $3,768 1 First Run Features
41 Le Corbeau (2018 Re-Release) $3,475 -58% 1 0 $3,475 $26,854 3 Rialto Pictures
42 Claire’s Camera $3,038 232% 4 1 $760 $69,341 9 Cinema Guild
43 Cold Water $2,952 -42% 1 0 $2,952 $12,385 2 Janus Films
44 American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs $2,940 48% 3 2 $980 $10,958 10 First Run Features
45 Leaning Into The Wind $2,857 -66% 9 -5 $317 $365,634 9 Magnolia Pictures
46 Racer and the Jailbird $2,513 2 $1,257 $2,513 1 Super LTD / Neon
47 The Hurricane Heist $2,415 110% 3 -2 $805 $6,114,714 9 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
48 The Great Silence $2,138 -47% 3 -2 $713 $37,303 6 Film Movement
49 The Desert Bride $2,127 2 $1,064 $2,127 1 Strand Releasing
50 Ismael’s Ghosts $2,124 -17% 8 1 $266 $98,331 7 Magnolia Pictures
51 Loveless $1,926 -62% 7 -4 $275 $564,073 12 Sony Pictures Classics
52 Summer In The Forest $1,850 -65% 3 -3 $617 $38,503 7 Abramorama
53 Edward II (2018 re-release) $1,701 1 $1,701 $1,701 1 Film Movement
54 Forever My Girl $1,454 -69% 6 -6 $242 $16,375,622 16 Roadside Attractions/LD Entertainment
55 The Party $1,288 -85% 7 -2 $184 $748,934 12 Roadside Attractions
56 Lou Andreas-Salomé: the Audacity to be Free $607 -81% 1 -1 $607 $11,845 3 Cinema Libre Studio
57 The Young Karl Marx $593 1 $593 $123,689 11 The Orchard
58 Hostiles $572 124% 1 0 $572 $29,818,869 20 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
59 Duck Butter $566 -80% 2 0 $283 $6,293 2 The Orchard
60 The Devil and Father Amorth $554 -75% 2 -4 $277 $13,873 3 The Orchard
61 Hitler’s Hollywood $462 -34% 2 -1 $231 $28,283 4 Kino Lorber
62 The Workshop $61 1 $61 $20,590 7 Strand Releasing
63 In Between $24 -76% 1 0 $24 $107,831 18 Film Movement

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, MAY. 4 – SUN, MAY. 6

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Avengers: Infinity War $112,474,000 -56% 4,474 0 $25,139 $450,806,540 2 Disney
2 Overboard $14,750,000 1,623 $9,088 $14,750,000 1 Lionsgate / Pantelion
3 A Quiet Place $7,600,000 -31% 3,413 -152 $2,227 $159,894,386 5 Paramount
4 I Feel Pretty $4,900,000 -40% 3,232 -208 $1,516 $37,798,283 3 STX Entertainment
5 Rampage $4,620,000 -36% 3,151 -357 $1,466 $84,784,310 4 Warner Bros
6 Tully $3,186,000 1,353 $2,355 $3,186,000 1 Focus Features
7 Black Panther $3,146,000 -34% 1,641 -9 $1,917 $693,126,615 12 Disney
8 Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare $1,886,000 -42% 1,904 -516 $991 $38,236,360 4 Universal
9 Super Troopers 2 $1,815,000 -51% 2,118 -7 $857 $25,445,701 3 20th Century Fox
10 Bad Samaritan $1,758,000 2,007 $876 $1,758,000 1 Electric Entertainment
11 Blockers $1,695,000 -43% 1,672 -652 $1,014 $56,166,500 5 Universal
12 Ready Player One $1,310,000 -49% 1,405 -960 $932 $133,054,504 6 Warner Bros. / DreamWorks

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Isle of Dogs $790,000 -45% 702 -299 $1,125 $28,453,046 7 Fox Searchlight
2 Traffik $750,000 -55% 747 -299 $1,004 $8,214,560 3 Lionsgate / Summit / Codeblack Films
3 102 Not Out $480,000 102 $4,706 $480,000 1 Sony Pictures Releasing International
4 I Can Only Imagine $435,550 -44% 660 -310 $660 $81,904,417 8 Roadside Attractions
5 Tyler Perry’s Acrimony $390,000 -39% 398 -142 $980 $42,878,291 6 Lionsgate
6 A Wrinkle in Time $387,000 -61% 294 -77 $1,316 $95,472,581 9 Walt Disney Pictures
7 Sherlock Gnomes $360,000 -47% 636 -95 $566 $41,179,888 7 Paramount / MGM
8 Chappaquiddick $335,000 -52% 516 -188 $649 $16,502,391 5 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
9 The Death of Stalin $181,623 -20% 200 50 $908 $7,490,528 9 IFC Films
10 The Miracle Season $167,000 -43% 330 -100 $506 $9,718,647 5 LD Entertainment
11 Lean on Pete $121,110 -50% 187 20 $648 $906,049 5 A24
12 Beirut $104,875 -61% 140 -97 $749 $4,775,582 4 Bleecker Street

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 RBG $560,000 34 $16,471 $560,000 1 Magnolia Pictures
2 Disobedience $310,272 31% 31 26 $10,009 $638,645 2 Bleecker Street
3 The Rider $141,982 -19% 47 10 $3,021 $567,272 4 Sony Pictures Classics
4 Let The Sunshine In $66,754 68% 7 5 $9,536 $123,770 2 IFC Films
5 The Leisure Seeker $50,250 -52% 76 -41 $661 $3,011,947 9 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Finding Your Feet $47,400 -60% 60 -64 $790 $1,265,747 6 Roadside Attractions
7 Itzhak $30,730 -13% 35 5 $878 $379,215 9 Greenwich Entertainment
8 Back to Burgundy $15,768 10% 12 2 $1,314 $208,416 7 Music Box Films
9 Midnight Sun $14,684 -52% 60 -33 $245 $9,554,660 7 Open Road
10 Kings $13,642 -92% 70 -145 $195 $257,896 2 The Orchard
11 Godard Mon Amour $11,293 -23% 20 3 $565 $51,222 3 Cohen Media Group
12 Borg vs. McEnroe $10,885 -17% 13 -2 $837 $218,757 4 Neon
13 Getting Grace $8,971 268% 4 -1 $2,243 $193,176 7 Hannover House
14 The Guardians $7,199 1 $7,199 $7,199 1 Music Box Films
15 Racer and the Jailbird $2,222 2 $1,111 $2,222 1 Super LTD / Neon
16 The Hurricane Heist $1,767 54% 3 -2 $589 $6,114,066 9 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
17 Lou Andreas-Salomé: the Audacity to be Free $660 -80% 1 -1 $660 $5,478 3 Cinema Libre Studio
18 The Devil and Father Amorth $650 -71% 2 -4 $325 $650 3 The Orchard
19 Duck Butter $610 -78% 2 0 $305 $6,337 2 The Orchard
20 The Young Karl Marx $504 1 $504 $504 11 The Orchard
Chris Eggertsen

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    jbone May 06, 2018

    your weekend prediction was spot on

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