'Avengers: Infinity War' continues to dominate, scoring second best weekend 2 ever

Posted May 07, 2018

That film, of course, had the benefit of the Christmas holiday, which helped push it towards a record breaking $149.2 million second weekend. Internationally, the film earned an estimated $162.6 million this weekend, making for a current foreign total of $713.3 million.

From a worldwide standpoint, Box Office Pro reports that Infinity War has grossed $1.16 billion around the world.

Internationally, Infinity War amassed another $162.6 million, thanks in part to a record breaking $17.6 million opening in Russian Federation, bringing the film's worldwide total to $713.3 million - with China still to come later this month.

The Disney/Marvel film continued to vaporise its competition in its second week, becoming the fastest film ever to cross US$1 billion (S$1.33 billion) globally.

However, the film lost out to Star Wars: The Force Awakens which grossed an wonderful $149 million in its second ever weekend. The film stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez as unlikely lovers, and was produced by MGM and Pantelion Films, a Lionsgate-backed production company aimed at Latino audiences. "Rampage" rounded out the top five with $4.6 million, bumping its domestic total to $84.8 million.

"Bad Samaritan", starring David Tennant as a sadistic villain, scraped to $1.6 million in 2,007 theaters. However, Solo, the upcoming Han Solo movie, is tracking for a $170 million+ opening weekend, which could set a new box office records itself.

Hollywood's summer movie season typically runs from the first weekend in May through Labor Day, but this year got a jump-start with the late April release of "Avengers: Infinity War".

Avengers: Infinity War is no exception on that front.

The more important question is whether A Quiet Place will quietly sneak its way to $200 million.