'Avengers: Infinity War' becomes first superhero film to top $1 billion


The Infinity War juggernaut keeps moving along. The latest entry in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe pulled in a third-weekend cume of $61.8 million, bringing its domestic total to $547.8 million—the eighth largest of all time. The film also had its debut in China, where it enjoyed the second-largest opening in that market. So far, Infinity War has earned $1.6 billion, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of all time.

With Infinity War still maintaining its stranglehold on the number one spot, new releases Life of the Party ($18.5 million) and Breaking In ($16.5 million) had to settle for runner-up positions. Last weekend’s number two finisher, Overboard, dipped a modest $31% to earn $10.1 million in its second weekend. A Quiet Place rounded out the top five, its $6.4 million weekend gross bringing its domestic total to $169.5 million against a $17 million budget. Internationally that film has brought in $100.4 million, with release in several key markets yet to come.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg doc RBG ($1.1 million), released in 34 theatres last weekend, snuck into the top ten with an increased screen count of 180. Among new specialty releases, the highest earner was Nothing to Lose, earning $646,421 on 69 screens. The weekend’s highest per-theatre average went to art doc Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, which brought in $22,500 on a single screen.

Also new to theatres in limited release were The Seagull ($80,607), Lu Over the Wall ($66,067), Beast ($52,078), Revenge ($46,023), Champion ($18,200), Goodland ($16,545), Sollers Point ($10,850), Always at the Carlyle ($9,209), Filmworker ($9,109) and Mountain ($6,064).