Weekend Report: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Crosses $500M Domestic, Pacing for $60M+; ‘Life of the Party’ ($19M+) & ‘Breaking In’ ($15M) Debut Well
Saturday Update: As expected, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is still king of the box office with another $15.998 million taken in Friday, down an estimated 49 percent from last Friday and bringing the domestic haul above the $500 million threshold in 15 days — topping Star Wars: The Last Jedi (16 days) as the second fastest film to reach that mark, behind record-holder The Force Awakens (10 days). Its third weekend remains on target to gross in the realm of $60 million or slightly more, which would make it the fourth best third weekend ever.
With $502.01 million earned in North America thus far, Infinity overtook Finding Dory ($486.3 million) for 11th place on the all-time chart. By the end of this weekend, it looks to be up to 8th place ahead of The Dark Knight ($534.9 million), Rogue One ($532.2 million), and 2015’s Beauty and the Beast ($504 million).
According to Disney, there will be no official updates on Avengers‘ overseas performance (including a highly touted opening in China) until Sunday morning.
Life of the Party remains off to a positive start with an estimated $4.91 million opening day on Friday, comparable to the $5.0 million first day of Snatched last year on the same Mother’s Day weekend. The holiday may continue skewing projections, but for now a weekend between $18-22 million remains likely.
Breaking In also bowed in healthy fashion with $4.6 million yesterday as it heads toward a weekend around $15 million.
Meanwhile, Black Panther continued its efforts of reaching the $700 million domestic plateau with another $538,000 yesterday, bringing its cume to $694.8 million.
Early weekend estimates are below with updated estimates from studios to follow on Sunday.
Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, MAY. 11 – SUN, MAY. 13
|1||Avengers: Infinity War||$60,000,000||-48%||4,474||0||$13,411||$546,012,103||3||Disney|
|2||Life Of The Party||$19,500,000||—||3,656||—||$5,334||$19,500,000||1||Warner Bros. / New Line|
|3||Breaking In||$15,000,000||—||2,537||—||$5,912||$15,000,000||1||Universal Pictures|
|4||Overboard||$9,200,000||-37%||2,006||383||$4,586||$28,693,977||2||Lionsgate / Pantelion|
|5||A Quiet Place||$6,300,000||-19%||3,144||-269||$2,004||$169,452,634||6||Paramount|
|6||I Feel Pretty||$4,000,000||-21%||2,858||-374||$1,400||$44,146,576||4||STX Entertainment|
|11||Super Troopers 2||$975,000||-48%||1,379||-739||$707||$27,375,577||4||20th Century Fox|
|12||Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare||$900,000||-52%||1,269||-635||$709||$39,710,900||5||Universal|
|13||Isle of Dogs||$900,000||12%||1,046||344||$860||$29,779,374||8||Fox Searchlight|
|14||A Wrinkle in Time||$675,000||64%||1,984||1690||$340||$96,330,876||10||Walt Disney Pictures|
|2||Ready Player One||$865,000||-35%||804||-601||$1,076||$134,535,919||7||Warner Bros. / DreamWorks|
|3||102 Not Out||$285,000||-41%||102||0||$2,794||$976,389||2||Sony Pictures Releasing International|
|4||Traffik||$200,000||-75%||381||-366||$525||$8,834,614||4||Lionsgate / Summit / Codeblack Films|
|5||Tyler Perry’s Acrimony||$170,000||-56%||257||-141||$661||$43,205,076||7||Lionsgate|
Friday Report: Warner Bros. reports this morning that Life of the Party bowed to an estimated $700,000 from last night’s opening shows. That comes in ahead of Snatched‘s $650,000 start before the same Mother’s Day weekend one year ago, while coming in just under fellow Melissa McCarthy comedy The Boss and its $985,000 in April 2016.
Also posting an encouraging start, Universal’s Breaking In grossed $615,000 from early shows last night. That’s comparable to the studio’s Unfriended ($660,000) back in April 2015 and ahead of The Boy Next Door‘s $500,000 start earlier that year.
While the two openers court female audiences over Mother’s Day weekend, Avengers: Infinity War is set to post one of the biggest third weekends of all-time as it continues to steamroll the market. Check out our detailed weekend forecast and follow us on Twitter for continued updates.