Box Office May 18-20, 2018
Deadpool 2 premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $61.8 Million for $125 Million so far. Internationally, Deadpool 2 opened with $176.3 Million for a total of $301.3 Million.
Avengers: Infinity War was Second this weekend with $28.6 Million for $595 Million so far. World-wide, Avengers: Infinity War has made $1.81 Billion.
Book Club premiered in Third Place this weekend with $12.5 Million. Life of the Party was Fourth with $7.7 Million. Breaking In was Fifth with $6.4 Million.
Show Dogs, Overboard, A Quiet Place, Rampage, and RBG rounded out the top ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series, and a sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool. The film is directed by David Leitch from a script by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds, with Reynolds starring in the title role alongside Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy. In the film, Deadpool forms the team X-Force to protect a young mutant from Cable.
Plans for a sequel to Deadpool began before that film’s release, and were confirmed in February 2016. Though the original creative team of Reynolds, Reese, Wernick, and director Tim Miller were quickly set to return for the second film, Miller left the project in October 2016 due to creative differences with Reynolds, and was soon replaced by Leitch. An extensive casting search took place to fill the role of Cable, with Brolin ultimately cast. Filming took place in British Columbia, Canada, from June to October 2017. During filming, stunt woman Joi “SJ” Harris died in a motorcycle accident. The film is dedicated to her memory.
Book Club is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Bill Holderman, in his directorial debut, from a screenplay by Holderman and Erin Simms. It stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as four friends in their 60s who read Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club, and it begins to change how they view their personal relationships.
Show Dogs is a 2018 American family buddy cop film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Max Botkin and Marc Hyman and starring Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Omar Chaparro, and Stanley Tucci. The film follows a Rottweiler police dog and his human partner who go undercover at a prestigious dog show to stop an animal smuggling activity.
Next week sees the release of: Solo: A Star Wars Story, In Darkness, Mary Shelley, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Solo: A Star Wars Story will beat Deadpool 2 and be the Number One at the box office.
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