Avengers: Infinity War Is Now The Highest Grossing Superhero Film Of All


Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

No surprises here: it was yet another box office win for Avengers: Infinity War, which brought in $61.8 million in its third weekend in theaters. And they did, including characters such as Spider Man and Black Panther, who vanish into thin air no matter how important their role is on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Plot "leak" of "Avengers 4" reveals how the heroes will fix things after the devastating effect Thanos (Josh Brolin) had on the universe in "Infinity War".

"Avengers: Infinity War" has topped the $500 million mark at the North American box office in only its 15th day - the second-fastest movie to achieve that milestone. It's opening in China is again expected to break records and could push the film to over 1.6 billion by the end of the weekend.

Internationally, Life of the Party opened in eight markets and grossed an estimated $2.9 million including a $1.5 million second place debut in Australia and an $858k fourth place opening in the UK.

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Because of the massive success of "Infinity War", the box office is up 4.9 percent for the year, and a slew of blockbusters coming up are hoping to continue the success, including "Deadpool 2" and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" just one week later.

Universal's "Breaking In", directed by James McTeigue, is performing in line with estimates, which had been in the $14 million to $17 million range.

The modestly budgeted "Breaking In" took third place with $16.5 million, over-performing most industry expectations despite lackluster reviews. We were anticipating a little more out of this title, but it still managed to outperform the studio's expectations and almost triple its reported $6 million budget in its first three days of release.

Internationally films take anywhere from 25-30 percent depending on where it has been released and what deal the studio has brokered, for example, China only gives studios 25 percent of grosses (for the sake of this article we will be using a 30 percent worldwide take). In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it became the highest-grossing MCU release and joined the Top 20 films ever at the worldwide box office. 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.

The follow-up, Deadpool 2, is due to be released in the United Kingdom on 16 May.