Weekend box office: Avengers: Infinity War topples the competition, breaks Star Wars record


Avengers: Infinity War debuted as massively as many people predicted. It not only won the weekend but also broke Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ record.

If you expected Avengers: Infinity War to do anything but wreck its opening weekend at the box office, and probably several weekends after, you’ve apparently been very disconnected from pop culture and the noise Infinity War was making.

For several weeks leading up to its release, Marvel teased its fans with a game-changing entry and asked us where we’d be when it all “ends.” In order to avoid spoilers, many people probably went to see this film on its opening weekend just so they could get in on the conversation and surprises, which there were plenty of.

There’s so much to talk about with the film, but let’s start with the fact that it did, in fact, break Star Wars: The Force Awaken‘s 2015 record. With an outrageous global total of $630 million, Infinity War‘s domestic haul of $250 million beats The Force Awaken‘s $247 million opening.

Nine out of the top 10 biggest opening weekends in the United States belong to Disney, so it’s not a big deal either way. However, in terms of global numbers, the previous record holder was The Fate of the Furious with $542 million.

So, here are the top 10 movies at the box office this weekend. And yes, Black Panther is still in there.

"Avengers: Infinity War – $250,000,000A Quiet Place – $10,650,000 / $148,173,301I Feel Pretty – $8,130,000 / $29,573,561Rampage – $7,105,000 / $77,930,557Black Panther – $4,381,000 / $688,009,489Super Troopers 2 – $3,600,000 / $22,084,929Truth or Dare – $3,210,000 / $35,316,995Blockers – $2,945,000 / $53,215,490Ready Player One – $2,435,000 / $130,683,218Traffik – $1,620,000 / $6,752,274"

From last week to this week, the titles involved don’t really look that different. A Quiet Place and Rampage continue to make money, but not at the same rate. Of course, with Infinity War now sitting in the top spot, Rampage’s window of opportunity continues to close.

As far as counter-programming is concerned, it’s pretty much a race between comedies as Ready Player One continues to get closer and closer to dropping out of the top 10.

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