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'Avengers: Infinity War' Scores Second-Biggest Second Weekend Ever

'Avengers: Infinity War' Scores Second-Biggest Second Weekend Ever

"Avengers: Infinity War" is the fastest film to break the 1-billion-U.S. -dollar mark at the global box office. The Force Awakens' second weekend, it dropped just 39.8% to take in $149.2 million in its second frame, and an additional 39.5% in its third weekend to set a third-weekend record of $90.2 million. The prior record holder was Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which reached the milestone in 12 days.

With "Infinity War", Marvel Studios is capping off a decade of storytelling spanning 18 previous movies, an unprecedented feat in Hollywood franchise-building.

The success of Avengers: Infinity War has now pushed the MCU beyond the $16 billion mark combined - and with Infinity War still raking in the cash and Ant-Man and the Wasp still to come this summer, it's possible that the MCU will end the year with $17 billion plus in box office takings.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, "Avengers: Infinity War" tells the story of the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy who attempt to stop Thanos, one of the most powerful, insane and evil of all villains in the Marvel universe, from collecting the Infinity Stones. If Marvel is ever going to lose to anyone it definitely makes sense it would be a Star Wars film.

Combined, Avengers: Infinity War has now earned $1.164 billion, making it the fifth biggest superhero movie of all time. 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. Only $900k separates two Marvel films from the title.

Third place went to "A Quiet Place", which has grossed $159.9 million in five weeks in theaters, and fourth place to "I Feel Pretty", now up to $37.8 million in weekend three.

Rounding out the top five was Warner/New Line's Rampage with an estimated $4.6 million from 3,151 screens. To date, "Black Panther" has made $693 million in North America.

The final weekend opener, Electric Entertainment's "Bad Samaritan" launched with $1.6 million from 2,007 locations.

Avengers Age of Ultron had a foreign box office that was double its domestic box office. Dean Delvin's thriller starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, and Kerry Condon has a B- CinemaScore, along with a 56 per cent critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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