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Battle at the Box Office 5/14

Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate at the box office this weekend, with a massive opening in China to add to it’s already huge international haul.

Infinity War took in another $62 million, putting it over $548 million domestically and, with $200 million in China, is up to over $1.607 billion worldwide.  It’s now the fifth highest grossing film of all time worldwide and the eighth highest grossing film domestically of all time.  Worldwide it’s also now the highest grossing superhero film of all time as well.

Life of the Party took second place with $17.8 million, which is the lowest opening for her in a starring role, behind even movies like Identity Thief and Tammy.

Breaking In took third with $17.6 million, which is above the studio’s expectations and almost triple it’s budget, so Universal is probably somewhat satisfied.  It’s the second best opening for director James McTeigue behind V for Vendetta.

Overboard and A Quiet Place rounded out the top 5, the former gaining 383 theaters and only dropping 32% from last weekend, making another $9.8 million.

Further down the list, documentary RGB came in 10th place with $1.18 million in 179 theaters while A Wrinkle in Time, somewhat inexplicably, gained back 1,984 theaters and went from 18th to 11th and took in another $1.15 million, bringing its total to over $96.8 million but Disney was probably hoping to eke it out to just over $100 million domestic.

 

Battle at the Box Office 5/7

Surprising no one, Avengers: Infinity War was not defeated by any of the new movies arriving in theaters this past weekend, pushing hard and becoming the fasted movie to ever reach $1 billion dollars worldwide in just 11 days.

Infinity War brought in another $112.4 million, bringing it to over $450.8 million domestically.  This past weekend was the second highest 2nd weekend of all time and the second fastest movie to reach $450 million domestically, outpaced only by The Force Awakens. Speaking of The Force Awakens, although Infinity War had a bigger opening (in fact, the biggest opening ever, period), it fell more in its weekend, putting it about $90 million off from where The Force Awakens was in the same time period.  It’s about $50 million above where Jurassic World and Black Panther were in their second weekends and about $80 million more than where The Avengers or The Last Jedi were. For the MCU, Infinity War is currently in fourth place, topping everything but Black Panther, The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron in only two weeks. Worldwide, the movie has made $1.16 billion.

The remake of Overboard did the best of the new releases, bringing in $14.7 million.  It’s the fifth best opening for Mexican star Eugenio Derbez and the 11th best opening for Anna Faris, whose top 5 best openings are Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Scary Movies 3, 1 and 4 and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.  Adjusted for inflation, the original Kurt Russell/Goldie Hawn overboard made $4.4 million in its opening weekend.

A Quiet Place, I Feel Pretty and Rampage all slid down one spot to accommodate Overboard, with A Quiet Place still performing solidly in third place and closing in on $160 million domestically with I Feel Pretty in fourth with another $4.9 million and Rampage in fifth with another $4.6 million.

Tully opened in sixth place with $3.2 million, which is the second best opening for director Jason Reitman but all of his movies besides Labor Day have had miniscule first weekends in less than 20 theaters.  Tully was about $2 million off from Labor Day.

Black Panther took in another $3.1 million and it is closing in on $700 million domestically.  If it crosses that mark, it will be only the third movie in film history to do so, joining Avatar and The Force Awakens.

The weekend’s other new release, Bad Samaritan, had the 8th worst opening of all time for a movie in 2,000-2,500 theaters, making only $1.7 million in 2,007 theaters, a terrible $876 per theater.  It’s currently sitting between Warren Beatty’s dramedy misfire Rules Don’t Apply and Zac Effron’s EDM DJ drama We Are Your Friends on the all time worst chart.

 

Admit One 5/4

Bad Samaritan

Starring: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Carlito Olivero, Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers, Lisa Brenner

Directed by: Dean Devlin

Plot: A valet develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer, and discovers  a woman being held captive in his home.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 58%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Tully

Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Emily Haine

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Plot: A mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.

RT Freshness: 89%

Critic Consensus: “Tully delves into the modern parenthood experience with an admirably deft blend of humor and raw honesty, brought to life by an outstanding performance by Charlize Theron”

Overboard

Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Mel Rodriguez, John Hannah, Josh Segarra

Directed by: Rob Greenberg

Plot: A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

RT Freshness: 30%

Critic Consensus: N/A

May Movie Preview

May 4th

  • Bad Samaritan: A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.
  • Tully: Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.
  • Overboard: A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.

May 11th

  • Breaking In: A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.
  • Life of the Party: After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

May 18th

  • Book Club: Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
  • Deadpool 2: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the Yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
  • Show Dogs: Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

May 25th

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

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