Thanos Wipes Out Box Office Competition as Avengers Dominates Week 2


A general view of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War Screening at The Fox Theatre on April 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The film pulled in an additional $112.5 million in its second weekend, bringing its overall domestic total to an impressive $450.8 million, and giving it the second best second weekend ever, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Avengers ($1.52 billion) now holds the record for the biggest global total for a superhero film.

Infinity War has now raked in a massive $1.16 billion at the global box office, breaking the record for Imax 4DX cinemas, which offers film fans motion seats.

The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the superhero film will gross an estimated $112.5 million over the weekend, becoming the second-highest grossing film in weekend two behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens'" $149.2 million.

Recall that this is not the first record in "the Avengers".

"Infinity War" is Marvel's sixth film to hit a billion and Disney's 17th.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to set records.

Third place went to "A Quiet Place", which has grossed $159.9 million in five weeks in theaters, and fourth place to "I Feel Pretty", now up to $37.8 million in weekend three.

The top 10 is rounded out by Tully ($3.18 million), Black Panther ($3.14 million), Truth or Dare ($1.88 million), Super Troopers 2 ($1.81 million) and Bad Samaritan ($3.9 million). As for the second best second weekend ever? It is the biggest opening to date for Lionsgate's Pantelion Films, which took advantage of the Cinco de Mayo holiday in plugging the movie, which earned an A- CinemaScore from audiences, Hispanics made up 42% of ticket buyers.

Black Panther added $3.14 million (GBP2.3 million) to its 12-week haul at seven and is now just $7 million (GBP5 million) from hitting $700 million at the North American box office.