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'Infinity War' to set record, fastest to surpass $1 billion

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Angelica Greene | 07 May, 2018, 06:05

Disney projects "Infinity War" will earn $112.5 million in its second weekend at US theaters, and earn $162.6 million internationally in the Friday-Sunday window.

"Disney and Marvel's latest collaboration earned $112.5 million from 4,474 locations in its second frame", reported Rebecca Rubin of Variety. Disney isn't overly upset about that as it is only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens which earned $149.2 million in its second weekend in 2015. The decrease was lower than the 59% encountered by Age of Ultronin its second weekend but a bit steeper than the 50% experienced by The Avengers.

Avengers: Infinity War casually crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office sales over the weekend, and its dominance was further bolstered by one of the biggest second-weekend openings of all time. Through Sunday, it generated $1.16 billion worldwide, a rapid ascent, even before it opens in China on May 11.

One of three weekend releases opening in "Infinity War's" almighty wake is "Overboard", anchoring in the second spot with a solid $14 million in 1,623 theaters. The next Avengers film also topped "The power Awakens" into post the bestever US opening last weekend. The Pantelion release scored a waterlogged 30% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a 45/100 on Metacritic. The audience score, however, is faring better with a 76 percent.

Hanging tough in third place was Paramount's A Quiet Place with an estimated $7.6 million from 3,413 screens. If Infinity War makes all its money upfront quick and fast, perhaps the film won't be able to dethrone Star Wars' monumental all-time domestic haul of $936.6 million.

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The third weekend of Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" secured the fourth slot with $4.9 million from 3,232 theaters.

The superhero film has brought in 450.8 million dollars in North America.

And in fifth was "Rampage", from Warner Bros., at $4.6 million. The comedy-drama directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody has garnered a solid 89 per cent certified rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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