Thanos Wipes Out Box Office Competition as Avengers Dominates Week 2



Avengers Infinity War should easily make $760 million in North America and at least $1.5 billion in foreign markets for a $2.26 billion total.

This would mean Avengers Infinity War will end at about $760-800 million in North America.

"This rapid dash toward the enviable and exceptional 1 billion bar is a testament to this indisputable worldwide allure and drawing on power of this Marvel manufacturer", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore.

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Globally, "Avengers" has hit the $1 billion mark in just 11 days - the fastest ever - and it has yet to open in China.

There was little new competition this weekend in the blockbuster space, although there were a handful of other options, like "Overboard", which came in a very distant second to "Avengers", but still made a notable splash for a film its size. It also earned 162.6 million dollars internationally this weekend for an worldwide cume of 713.3 million dollars and global cume of 1,164.1 million dollars to date, according to studio figures collected by comScore. It's already surpassed its modest mid-teens production budget. Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez star in the Lionsgate remake of a 1987 movie about a struggling single mother who persuades a rich playboy with amnesia that they are married.

While the film received poor reviews, it also earned an A- CinemaScore, which often bodes well for word-of-mouth ticket sales.

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"It's great to have a large base especially in the wake of 'Avengers, '" Presburger said.

STX's Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty placed #4 with $4.9-M for a soft tally of $37.8-M.

Rounding out the top five is Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage". The Chadwick Boseman-starrer landed in sixth place, taking in $3.2 million from 1,641 locations in its 12th weekend. Down 30%, the John Krasinski directed feature has scared up a terrific $160 million after five weeks of release. Avengers Infinity War will open in China next week. Check back on Tuesday for next weekend's predictions, but until then, take a look at the top 10 estimates for the weekend of May 4, courtesy of Box Office Mojo. Where available, the latest worldwide numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.

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Final numbers will be released on Monday.

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