“Avengers: Infinity War” can check off yet another record: The second-highest second weekend of all time.
Disney and Marvel’s latest collaboration earned $112.5 million from 4,474 locations in its second frame. The 56% decline was just enough to top the record previously held by fellow Marvel title “Black Panther,” which made $111.6 million in its second weekend. 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” still holds the prize for biggest second weekend with a mighty $149 million. Only five films have ever hit the $100 million-mark in their second weekends.
In just North America, the superhero mashup has made $450.8 million. It made $162.6 million internationally for a global weekend total of $275.1 million. Among “Infinity War’s” numerous accomplishments is being the fastest film to gross $1 billion, in just 11 days. And the film has yet to open in China.
One of three weekend releases opening in “Infinity War’s” almighty wake is “Overboard,” anchoring in the second spot with a solid $14 million in 1,623 theaters. The MGM and Lionsgate Pantelion remake of Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell’s classic romcom of the same name now stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez. That three-day estimate washes in slightly ahead of Derbez’s last leading role, “How to be a Latin Lover,” which bowed with $12 million in 2017. “Overboard” is currently averaging a bleak 30% on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience score, however, is faring better with a 76%.