The Bottom Line: April 27, 2018
This week Marvel unveils the culmination of 10 years of films with the release of Avengers: Infinity War. Find out how it will all do in this week’s edition of The Bottom Line!
Box Office Top Five
As predicted, the top spot at the box office last weekend went to A Quiet Place, earning $20.9 million. Rampage had a solid showing in its second weekend, with positive word-of-mouth making way to $20 million. In third was Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty with $16 million. To the shock of many, including myself, Super Troopers 2 played well above expectations, coming in fourth and earning $15.1 million. Rounding out the top five was Truth or Dare with $7.7 million.
A Closer Look at Some of this Week’s Films.
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) 156 mins.
The top spot at the box office this weekend is obviously going to be Avengers: Infinity War. The only serious question is will it break the record for the biggest opening weekend ever (currently held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $247.9 million in 2015). With positive reviews so far (86% on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing), the gathering of nearly every hero from the MCU, and rumors of major character deaths, it will surely attract casual movie fans and comic book fans alike. However, I believe that superhero fatigue is finally setting in, and the film is releasing too soon after the massive hit Black Panther a couple of months ago. This will slightly dampen the box office.
The Bottom Line
Avengers: Infinity War is going to be number one, but i don’t believe it will break the record and will open with $218 million. I predict that Rampage will land in second, and I Feel Pretty and will come in at third. Super Troopers 2 will finish in fourth, and I think that Ready Player One will re-enter the top 5 with a solid hold.
Movies To Look Forward To:
Bad Samaritan, Overboard, Tully (May 4th),
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