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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

UPDATE: Actual numbers came in, and Avengers: Infinity War took in more than expected: $258.2M domestically, and $641.0M worldwide!

ORIGINAL STORY:

This weekend saw the wide release of only one major film this weekend, and that is Marvel Studios’ Avenger: Infinity War.

I think it goes without saying that Avengers: Infinity War has taken the top spot, but by how much is almost too ridiculous to say aloud. Early reports has the film pegged at $250M for the weekend, meaning it’s narrowly beaten out Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the high grossing domestic opening weekend of all time ($247.9M). Furthermore, the film has become the highest opener worldwide, with $630M — without China, who is a big player in the industry. The film won’t hit there for another couple weeks. Clearly, superhero fatigue isn’t quite making itself apparent, despite that constantly being a subject film fans like bringing up.

In second place is A Quiet Place, dropping 49.1 percent from its third weekend, taking in $10.65M. This puts the film at a comfortable $235.4M worldwide cume, and with its budget only clocking in at $17M, it’s understandable why the studio is pushing for a sequel.

In third place, we have the Amy Schumer comedy, I Feel Pretty. The film made $8.1M, dropping 49.3 percent from its opening weekend. So far, the film is just around $2.5M shy of recouping its overall budget. However, with marketing costs still needing to be accounted for, I’m still not sure this film will actually become profitable in its theatrical run, but if it keeps things up, it may set itself up for a profitable home release, which isn’t a bad thing.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 29, are below.

Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $250.0M
Quiet Place, A – Paramount – $10.7M
I Feel Pretty – STX Entertainment – $8.1M
Rampage – Warner Bros. – $7.1M
Black Panther – Disney – $4.4M
Super Troopers 2 – 20th Century Fox – $3.6M
Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare – Universal – $3.2M
Blockers – Universal – $2.9M
Ready Player One – Warner Bros. – $2.4M
Traffik – Lionsgate – $1.6M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 29, are below.

Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $630.0M
Us And Them (dir. Liu) – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $88.8M
Rampage – Warner Bros. – $23.3M
Quiet Place, A – Paramount – $17.3M
A or B – Multiple – $15.2M
Ready Player One – Warner Bros. – $11.0M
I Feel Pretty – STX Entertainment – $8.1M
Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare – Universal – $6.0M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $5.5M
Black Panther – Disney – $5.2M

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.