'Avengers: Infinity War' tops North American box office for third weekend

Tonya Becker
May 14, 2018

The remake of Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell's classic romcom - now starring Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris - was the second-highest opening in Mexico, following "Avengers: Infinity War".

The movie is the second fastest ever to cross the half-billion mark at the domestic box office.

The movie was always destined to make an incredibly large amount of money its opening weekend, but instead of one weekend between the latest Marvel hit and its biggest competition, Fox's "Deadpool 2", "Infinity War" had two weekends to shine.

The superhero adventure has passed "The Avengers" (US$1.519 billion), "Furious 7" (US$1.516 billion), "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (US$1.405 billion), "Black Panther" (US$1.229 billion), and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (US$1.332 billion) to become the fifth-highest-grossing global film of all time. The movie, which has received mostly negative reviews from critics with a 41 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, performed on the lower side of $17 to $22 million expectations.

The final weekend opener, Universal's "Breaking In", bowed with $1 million in five markets, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Universal's Breaking In, a thriller produced by Will Packer, followed at No. 3 with $16.5 million from 2,532 cinemas.

Before you set out to watch Avengers Infinity War, there is one rule you should have known before doing - you need to watch all the 18 MCU movies that came before it. This past weekend it gained $61.8 million bringing its domestic total to $546.8 million. With China's debut this weekend, "Infinity War" is officially open in all markets.

Paramount's horror blockbuster A Quiet Place rounded out the top five with $6.4 million for a domestic total of $169.6 million.

Among holdovers, MGM and Pantelion Films' remake Overboard placed No. 4 in its second outing with $10.1 million after declining a narrow 31 percent. And it didn't match the $19.5 million opening of Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's Snatched over Mother's Day weekend previous year.

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