Deadpool 2 made $125.0 million domestically in three days while Green Lantern made $116.6 million throughout its entire run.
The Merc with a Mouth opened to a total of $301.3 million around the world, which is the 25th biggest launch ever and the biggest for an R-rated movie. The previous R-rated record holder was the first Deadpool movie, which made $264.7 million in its worldwide launch in 2016. Poor Logan sits in third place with a $247.4 million start.
While Deadpool 2 outpaced the first movie around the world, the first movie opened about 5.6% ahead domestically to $132.4 million. However, that first movie opened over the lucrative President’s Day weekend to no competition. Deadpool 2 comes after moviegoers are dumping a near record amount of money into Avengers: Infinity War and have a Star Wars movie opening next week they need to put money on.
The two Deadpool movies still have the two biggest openings in 20th Century Fox’s history domestically. Deadpool 2 has also greatly surpassed its $110 million production budget and its domestic opening is the eighth biggest in history for the month of May.
Avengers: Infinity War plunged 53.8% from last weekend with the opening of Deadpool. The superhero ensemble still took in an impressive $28.6 million this weekend, which is the seventh largest gross a movie has ever made on its fourth weekend of release. Black Panther places third on that list with a $40.8 million fourth weekend and the first Avengers movie is fourth with a $36.6 million fourth weekend. The first Spider-Man movie starring Tobey Maguire from 2002 comes in right behind Infinity War with $28.5 million.
The latest Marvel movie is now the eighth highest-grossing movie domestically with $595.0 million and is the fourth biggest worldwide with over $1.8 billion.
Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen were also no match for the superheroes. The counter-programming Book Club took in $12.5 million in its debut. That could be a nice break for Paramount, which acquired distribution rights for the United States, United Kingdom and France for $10 million, according to Deadline. Book Club could also play well against Star Wars this week and the Shailene Woodley-Sam Claflin drama Adrift the week after. But then there’s Ocean’s 8…
Melissa McCarthy took a hit with Life of the Party dipping 56.8% in its second weekend to $7.7 million. That’s a better hold than The Boss (57.8% drop) but not even as good as Ghostbusters (54.3%). Life of the Party is also pacing 22.6% behind what The Boss made in 10 days and 36.0% behind what Tammy did in 10 days. Both of those other movies are rated R and Tammy opened on a Wednesday so it wasn’t even done with its second weekend yet in 10 days. There’s a $30 million production budget to cover for Life of the Party before marketing and a total of $36.8 million at the box office.
Breaking In starring Gabrielle Union pulled in $6.4 million on its sophomore weekend, down 63.3%. The thriller only cost $6 million though and has already grossed $30.4 million worldwide.
Show Dogs was the third and final wide release of the weekend. The movie where Will Arnett lives in a world with talking dogs somehow didn’t demolish the summer box office and made $6.0 million in its debut. The budget is unknown. You should all be ashamed.
Next week sees the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Box office numbers come from Box Office Mojo. All numbers are estimates until Monday afternoon EST.
Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ Beats ‘Mamma Mia 2’ By $1 Million
The Equalizer 2 came in $1,059,460 ahead of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! to claim first place at the box office.
Both sequels surpassed the opening of their predecessors and are well on their way to blockbuster status.
The Equalizer 2, the first sequel ever for star and producer Denzel Washington, opened to $36.0 million. That’s a 5.2% increase on the first film, which opened in September 2014.
Critics weren’t too pleased with the sequel considering its 51% on Rotten Tomatoes and 50 on Metacritic, but CinemaScore polled audience’s reaction at an “A” rating. The first movie received similar scores and went on to make $101.5 million domestically. However, Equalizer 2 immediately faces competition with Mission: Impossible 6 this weekend.
The Equalizer 2 also opened in some of its foreign markets and added $3.1 million to the domestic opening.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! arrives 10 years and 2 days after the release of the original. It also topped the original’s opening by about 25.9%.
Mamma Mia 2 took in $34.9 million, which is the biggest opening for stars Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Cher and the third biggest opening for Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The movie also took in $42.9 million internationally for a $77.8 million global cume. There’s a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes but a 60 on Metacritic. CinemaScore has audiences matching the first film with an “A-” rating.
The sequel carries a $75 million budget and has no competition in the musical genre for months. The original movie went on to make $609.8 million worldwide.
The only other new opener of the weekend was the horror movie Unfriended: Dark Web. This sequel didn’t fare as well as Equalizer and Mamma and lost 76.9% of its audience from the last movie. Unfriended 2 opened to $3.6 million in ninth place, while the original took in $15.8 million in third place on its opening in April 2015.
The good news? Unfriended 2 carries a $1 million budget.
Even better news? Sorry to Bother You crossed 1,000 theaters and took in $2.8 million on its third weekend of release. Its domestic haul is now $10.2 million with a budget around $3 million before marketing, according to the director.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation added $23.7 million in its second weekend. That’s down 46.1% from its opening, which is a bit steep for the franchise. The first film dropped 36.4% while the second one lost 31.5% in the second frame.
But, after 10 days of release (and a special Amazon Prime screening day a couple of weeks before the opening), Hotel 3 is pacing ahead of Hotel 2 by about 1.1% and Hotel 1 by 16.3%. Hotel Transylvania 3 has now racked up $208.0 million worldwide against an $80 million budget.
Disney-Marvel’s 20th movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp, took in $16.5 million on its third weekend. At $165.0 million domestically, the sequel is outpacing the original by 19.8%. Bloomberg places the budget at $195 million while Deadline has it at $162 million with $154 million spent on marketing.
The movie would need to hit about $650 million worldwide to be profitable. Right now, Ant-Man and the Wasp sits at $354.5 million.
Incredibles 2 added $11.8 million to its insane run to remain the ninth highest-grossing movie ever domestically at $557.7 million. That outpaces the original’s gross through its 38th day of release by 139.8%. The movie has grossed $941.4 million when factoring in foreign markets, which is good enough for the 45th highest-grossing movie in history.
Frozen ($1.2b), Minions ($1.1b), Toy Story 3 ($1.06b), Despicable Me 3 ($1.03b), Finding Dory ($1.028b), Zootopia ($1.023b), Despicable Me 2 ($970.8m) and The Lion King ($968.5m) are what remains of the animated movies.
Dwayne Johnson’s third movie within the past year took in $11.3 million in its second weekend. Skyscraper is down a dreadful 54.4% and now carries a domestic gross of $47.1 million. Other territories add in a hearty $135.7 million for a $182.8 million gross. The movie carries a $125 million pricetag.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom grossed $11.2 million to bring its domestic total to $384.1 million. That may be down 35.9% from the original movie through this time, but its global haul stands at $1.1 billion. Jurassic Park 5 is now the 16th highest-grossing movie of all time.
Finally, The First Purge is still trailing its last two installments domestically and is just barely topping the original. But, the fourth Purge has now grossed $96.9 million on a $13 million budget.
Next week sees the release of Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.
Box office information from Box Office Mojo.
‘Solo’ Opens Big, But Small for Star Wars
Solo: A Star Wars Story opened to number one at the box office with $84.4 million domestically. While that would be incredible news for most movies, it represents the lowest opening weekend gross for a live action Star Wars movie since 2002 with the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Adjusting for inflation puts Solo’s opening below Episode II and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Episode I launched to $64.8 million unadjusted in 1999 while Episode II opened to $80.0 million.
Solo still has the fourth best launch of 2018 behind Avengers: Infinity War ($257.6m), Black Panther ($202.0m) and Deadpool 2 ($125.5m).
Solo earned about $18.5 million on Memorial Day to bring its domestic total to $103.0 million. That four day total is the seventh best for Memorial Day weekend unadjusted for inflation. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End still ranks first with a $139.8 million gross from 2007.
Solo has also taken in an estimated $69.6 million from foreign territories this weekend for a $172.6 million total. The movie cost over $250 million to make, according to Variety.
No other movies opened wide this week against Star Wars. Last week’s champion, Deadpool 2, took the hardest plunge for any wide release movie this weekend. The movie dropped 65.4% in its second weekend to gross $43.4 million. At $218.5 million in 11 days, the sequel is pacing about 9.4% behind the first movie domestically. Still, Deadpool 2 has grossed $497.6 million so far on a $110 million budget.
Avengers: Infinity War dropped 41.3% against Solo for a $17.2 million weekend. The superhero spectacle has now topped the first Avengers movie and Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi to become the sixth highest grossing movie ever domestically at $626.4 million. Infinity War is outpacing everything ahead but Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which took in $858.9 million through the same time. However, Avatar was pulling in $42.4 million on this same weekend and Black Panther was grossing $26.6 million. Infinity War might have to settle for a fourth place finish domestically.
The movie has taken in over $1.2 billion from foreign markets to bring its box office total over $1.91 billion. It still remains the fourth highest grossing movie ever with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in third with a little over $2.06 billion.
The ladies of the multiplex remained steady and barely lost any traction against the male-dominated superhero films. Book Club, Life of the Party, Breaking In, Overboard and A Quiet Place all dropped less than 40% this weekend.
Book Club took in $10.0 million (-25.8%). Its domestic total is now $32.2 million and hasn’t begun releasing in foreign territories yet. Forbes said the movie only cost $10 million to make.
In fifth place, Melissa McCarthy’s Life of the Party grossed $5.3 million (-29.3%) to bring its domestic total to $40.8 million. The Oscar-nominated comedienne’s latest is pacing about 18.5% behind The Boss, 40.8% behind Tammy and 46.4% behind Spy through this time. Factoring in foreign territories brings Life of the Party’s total to $48.4 million. Forbes puts the budget at $30 million. Breaking In starring Gabrielle Union placed sixth and made $4.2 million (-37.2%). The $6 million thriller has now grossed $39.1 million worldwide.
Show Dogs starring Will Arnett followed suit with $3.2 million (-45.8%). Distributor Global Road Entertainment said to Deadline that the movie had to be re-edited after controversy surrounding a scene with a dog that made light of a technique used in child grooming. That controversy didn’t prove too detrimental to its box office. Its box office total is now $13.1 million worldwide. The movie was made for £4.7 million (currently about $6.23 million), according to BusinessWales.gov. However, that does not cover what could be tens of millions in marketing.
The Overboard remake with Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris grossed $3.1 million (-32.3%) to bring its worldwide total to $54.6 million. Variety said the budget was only $12 million. The John Krasinski-directed A Quiet Place starring himself and Emily Blunt brought in an extra $2.4 million (-38.3%). It has now grossed $180.8 million domestically, which is currently the fourth biggest movie of 2018 under Black Panther ($689.7m), Infinity War ($627.6m) and Deadpool 2 ($218.5m). The movie has now grossed $312.5 million worldwide on a budget of $17 million.
Finally, RBG, the documentary on Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cracked the top ten with $1.2 million (+2.8%). The movie only added 40 theaters to bring its total to 415. Its box office total is now $6.2 million. As for documentaries in 2017, only the Disney panda movie Born in China ($13.8m) and the movie on racism in the United States from the view of a manuscript from novelist and social critic James Baldwin called I Am Not Your Negro ($7.1 million) made that much money.
Next week sees the release of Adrift starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, Action Point starring Johnny Knoxville and Upgrade from Saw and Insidious writer/star Leigh Whannell.
How Does ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Second Weekend Drop Compare to the MCU
Avengers: Infinity War lost about 55.5% of its domestic box office debut on its second weekend. The latest Marvel blockbuster took in $114.7 million on its second weekend compared to a record-breaking $257.6 million last week.
If it wasn’t for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens pulling in $149.2 million on its second weekend, Infinity War would have the highest grossing second weekend of all time.
Black Panther is right under Infinity War with a $111.6 million second weekend, Jurassic World sits in fourth with a $106.5 million gross and The Avengers places fifth with a $103.0 million second weekend. However, adjusting for inflation puts Infinity War’s second weekend tally in fourth place. Force Awakens, Jurassic World and The Avengers are estimated to have sold more tickets in their second weekends than Infinity War. 2002’s Spider-Man would place fifth with Black Panther in sixth.
The 55.5% drop for Avengers: Infinity War is the ninth strongest holdover out of the 19 Marvel movies. The drop is identical to the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Ant-Man and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Box office information from Box Office Mojo.
|Movie||1st Weekend Gross||Percent Drop||2nd Weekend Gross|
|Black Panther *||$202,003,951||44.7%||$111,658,835|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||$94,320,883||55.3%||$42,124,922|
|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||$146,510,104||55.45%||$65,263,492|
|Avengers: Infinity War||$257,698,183||55.46%||$114,774,810|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||$95,023,721||56.6%||$41,274,861|
|Thor: The Dark World||$85,737,841||57.3%||$35,586,016|
|Iron Man 3||$174,144,585||58.4%||$72,525,615|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||$191,271,109||59.35%||$77,746,929|
|Iron Man 2||$128,122,480||59.38%||$52,041,005|
|Captain America: Civil War||$179,139,142||59.5%||$72,637,142|
|The Incredible Hulk||$55,414,050||60.1%||$22,136,060|
|Captain America: The First Avenger||$65,058,524||60.7%||$25,554,303|
(*) = opening weekend was part of four-day President’s Day weekend, percent drop only covers Friday through Sunday for both weeks
Infinity War was met with three new wide releases this week in the states. The Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris remake of Overboard placed in second at the weekend box office with a $14.7 million debut. Tully starring Charlize Theron opened in sixth place with $3.2 million and the David Tennant thriller Bad Samaritan placed 11th with a $1.7 million opening. There was also competition from holdovers like A Quiet Place, I Feel Pretty and Rampage.
Infinity War has grossed $453.1 million domestically. That’s the fourth best gross for the MCU and 15th best of all time. Only The Force Awakens pulled in this much money this quickly when it made $540.0 million in its first ten days.
Infinity War has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide which is good enough for the 15th highest-grossing movie ever.
Check out our spoiler free review of the movie where we say Infinity War is “sure to impress many comic book fans and also casual moviegoers looking for some fun action at the cinema.”
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