Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Will 'Avengers: Infinity War' be most successful foreign movie ever?

Will 'Avengers: Infinity War' be most successful foreign movie ever?

In its third weekend, Disney and Marvel's superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War continues to dominate the box office, earning an estimated $61.8 million from 4,474 theaters in the USA and Canada while trouncing McCarthy's new comedy Life of the Party and Union's new thriller Breaking In. Beyond Infinity War's continued success, the weekend's two new wide releases saw Life of the Party and Breaking In finished in second and third place respectively as films such as A Quiet Place, Black Panther and the limited release documentary RBG were just some of the fellow standouts in the top ten.

Sans no competition from another tentpole, Avengers: Infinity War has topped the box office for three consecutive weekends, a veritable eternity in summer, when Hollywood tentpoles generally open one on top of another. The box office will get into the full summer movie season swing when "Deadpool 2" opens next weekend to kick off a constant string of big releases.

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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and made for close to $300 million, Infinity War marks the third Avengers film and the 19th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is marginally behind Jurassic World which stands with the collections of $ $1.67 billion and will cross it in the upcoming days to grab the fourth position in the list. 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. And that has led to a multi-record-breaking box office performance.

Universal's thriller "Breaking In" came in third with $16.5 million. The movie's early industry projections have it opening around $150 million. On Saturday, it became the second-fastest film to cross the $500 million mark at the domestic box office. The film also debuted in Mexico this weekend where it brought in an estimated $10.5 million, the highest opening in Mexico ever for star Eugenio Derbez. The movie's domestic total through Sunday is $29.6 million. Marvel and Disney have high hopes for the movie's prospects in China.

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