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Sorry for the late post. Really busy weekend and couldn't get to it until this morning. Since the BO results aren't really news now, I'll do this as...
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR was #1 for the third straight week. It is in rarified air once again as it has passed $1 billion on international monies alone and sees no signs of slowing down on that front.
LIFE OF THE PARTY, the Melissa McCarthy comedy, came in second with $17.8 mil. It's the lowest opening of a McCarthy headlined film, losing to TAMMY which opened at $21.5 mil in 2014. The upside is that the film doesn't have a lot in the way of competition in this specific brand of comedy for a while.
BREAKING IN is already a hit having scored a third place finish with $17.6 mil against a slim budget of $6 mil.
OVERBOARD performed really well in its second weekend. It lost only 32% of its audience and now stands at $29.3 mil domestic.
Rounding out the top five, A QUIET PLACE continues its amazing run. Still on over 3,000 screens it dropped just 16% week-to-week. With $169.6 mil domestic and $270 mil total worldwide against a $17 mil budget, this is one of the biggest hits of the year relative to monies spent.
Up Next: DEADPOOL 2 is going to be a serious challenger for the #1 spot. Remember, the original opened to an industry shocking $132.4 mil back in 2016 setting the record for an R rated film. The buzz around the sequel has been high, signaling strong interest with very little drop-off. Also hitting theaters is BOOK CLUB, a comedy starring Jane Fonda, Alicia Silverstone, Mary Steenburgen and Diane Keaton, as well as the talking animal comedy SHOW DOGS featuring Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne and Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges.
Here, as always, are the weekend numbers courtesy of our friends at Box Office Mojo