Box Office April 20-22, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War opened in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $250 Million. That is a stupendous opening weekend. In fact, that is the biggest opening weekend in motion picture history for a U.S. film and a world-wide film. World-wide, Avengers: Infinity War has already made $630 Million.
A Quiet Place was Second with $10.6 Million for $148.1 Million so far. I Feel Pretty was Third with $8.1. Million. Rampage was Fourth with $7.1 Million. Black Panther was Fifth with $4.3 Million for $688 Million so far.
Super Troopers 2, Truth or Dare, Blockers, Ready Player One, and Traffik rounded out the top ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy attempt to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones.
The film was announced in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1. The Russo brothers came on board to direct in April 2015 and by May, Markus and McFeely signed on to write the script for the film, which drew inspiration from Jim Starlin’s 1991 “The Infinity Gauntlet” comic and Jonathan Hickman’s 2013 “Infinity” comic. In 2016, Marvel shortened the title to Avengers: Infinity War. Filming began in January 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, and lasted until July 2017, shooting back-to-back with a direct sequel. Additional filming took place in Scotland, England, the Downtown Atlanta area, and New York City. With an estimated budget between $300–400 million, it is one of the most expensive films ever made.
Next week sees the release of: Bad Samaritan, Overboard, Tully, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Avengers: Infinity War will be Number One at the box office for the second week in a row.
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