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Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

'Avengers: Infinity War' crushing competition, rules box office

'Avengers: Infinity War' crushing competition, rules box office

Of course, "Avengers: Infinity War" still reigned supreme, taking in another $61.8 million domestically.

Two mom-led releases got a Mother's Day boost.

"Infinity War" is the second Marvel film to garner more than 10 million views in Korea after "Age of Ultron" sold 10,490,000 tickets in 2015. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film is the 19th movie in the cinematic universe of Marvel and showed how the super-villain Thanos stopped at no point to capture the coveted Infinity Stones.

An untitled sequel is already on the calendar for May 3, 2019.

Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest movie in the world, at the time of this writing it has grossed $502 million in the United States and $1,291 billion worldwide.

"Infinity War" basically sucked the life out of the other big release of the weekend, New Line/Warner Bros.'s "Life of the Party". It was a good start for the low-budget film, which cost an estimated $6 million to make. The Warner Bros. and New Line film, directed by her husband, Ben Falcone, is now averaging a 41% on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a B CinemaScore. And it didn't match the $19.5 million opening of Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's Snatched over Mother's Day weekend past year.

Universal's Breaking In finished in third position with an estimated $16.5 million.

Additionally, Breaking In opened in five global markets this weekend with an estimated $1 million, including a fifth place finish in the United Kingdom with an estimated $609k. "Overboard", starring Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris, had a solid holdover, dropping just 31%. The film also enjoyed a solid weekend internationally where it brought in $2.8 million from 55 markets as it passed $100 million internationally with releases in China, France and Japan still to go.

This is quite the payoff for Marvel, as this film was ten years in the making.

Rounding out the top tier are I Feel Pretty at No. 6 with $3.7 million, Rampage at No. 7 with $3.4 million, Tully at No. 8 with $2.2 million, Black Panther at No. 9 with $1.9 million and RBG at No. 10 with $1.2 million. The film will expand to 350 theaters next weekend. The pic's rule is expected to end next weekend when Fox and Ryan Reynolds unfurl Deadpool 2.

You can view this weekend's full box office results (via Box Office Mojo) below.

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