'Avengers' Wins at Box Office on Mother's Day Weekend

Posted May 14, 2018

With the humungous business of $ 1.60 billion, it has become the fifth highest worldwide grosser of all time surpassing the collections of The Avengers ($ 1.518 billion) and Furious 7 ($ 1.516 billion). The mega-superhero mashup scored the second-biggest debut of all time in the Middle Kingdom. In this case, rival studios avoided Avengers as much as possible.

Running a distant second was "Life of the Party", a Melissa McCarthy comedy that rang up a respectable $18.5 million its first weekend out.

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The follow-up, Deadpool 2, is due to be released in the United Kingdom on 16 May. Both films earned a B average from ticket buyers, according to the polling service. Global numbers and records are better based on local currency, and that's why we are considering AIW as the No. 2 best weekend bow ever behind Furious 8 which debuted at Easter 2017 to RMB 1.352M (but $184M in dollars).

Two mom-led opening releases got a Mother's Day boost. Although this may be even worse since now she's lost Uncle Ben and Peter. This brings the estimated opening total close to $76 million.

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That was better than the critical mauling received by Universal Pictures' "Breaking In", which generated $16.5 million against a forecast of $15 million from Box Office Pro. That's well behind the $24.3 million launch of Packer's thriller No Good Deed in 2014. The Warner Bros.' film features McCarthy as a housewife dumped by her husband, who returns to a school full of fun, freedom and frat boys.

"Breaking In", directed by James McTeigue, had been pegged for a bow in the $14 million to $17 million range.

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The second weekend of Lionsgate and Pantelion's comedy "Overboard" landed in fourth with $10 million, while the sixth weekend of Paramount's "A Quiet Place" secured No. 5 with $6.3 million. The movie's domestic total through Sunday is $29.6 million. The pic is likewise impressing overseas, where it jumped the $100 mililon mark over the weekend. China will likely throw off a 1.5+ multiple, but recall that Deadpool 2 starts mouthing off this week in most worldwide markets (not China, natch), and he's expected to do the business.