Battle at the Box Office 5/6

Avengers: Endgame continues to be an absolute money-making juggernaut around the world, easily dominating the box office for a massive second weekend.

Endgame made another $145.8 million, dropping about 60% from last weekend.  It’s about $4 million below the second-weekend record set by The Force Awakens but the $145.8 million number is an estimate and when the actual numbers come in, it might have the record.  The movie is now the highest grossing film of 2019 with $619.7 million, making it the ninth biggest domestic release of all time and it’s made $2.188 billion worldwide, which makes it the second highest grossing worldwide release of all time, topping Titanic and it is only $600 million from finally toppling Avatar from its top spot and becoming the highest grossing film of all time.

Second place went to the Dennis Quaid starring thriller The Intruder, which performed above expectations with $11 million.  It’s the 15th highest opening for Dennis Quaid but it’s about $6 million off from the similarly targeted Breaking In, which hit kind of around the same time last year and made $17 million it’s opening weekend.

Long Shot took third place but it was below expectations with $10 million.  It’s the third best opening for director Jonathan Levine, behind Warm Bodies and Snatched but on the middle to the low end of openings for stars Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen.

Uglydolls and Captain Marvel rounded out the top 5, with the former performing way under expectations with $8.5 million.  It’s below the opening of the My Little Pony movie and most similar animated features in the last few years and it had a budget of $45 million that could potentially be closer to $53 million but there’s also a ton of ancillary marketing and an upcoming Hulu series, so that could offset a lackluster box office.

Just outside the top 10, El Chicano opened in 605 theaters to $700,432 and tepid reviews, which resulted in producer Joe Carnahan lashing out at critics who gave the movie bad reviews on Twitter before getting rid of his Twitter completely.

Avengers: Endgame took the Per Theater average again for the week as well with $31,275 in each of the 4,662 theaters it was playing in.

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