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Infinity War Breaks New Record

'Avengers' flick crosses $1B mark in 11 days
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 6, 2018 12:05 PM CDT
This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/Pantelion Films shows Mel Rodriguez, left, and Eva Longoria in a scene from "Overboard."   (Diyah Pera/Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/Pantelion Film via AP)
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(Newser) – In its second weekend in theaters, Avengers: Infinity War continues to dominate in North America, the AP reports. The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the superhero film will gross an estimated $112.5 million over the weekend, becoming the second-highest grossing film in weekend two behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $149.2 million. Globally, Avengers: Infinity War has now grossed over $1.2 billion and become the first film ever to cross the $1 billion mark in 11 days of release, and it has yet to even open in China.

There was little new competition this weekend, but a few alternative options including the Overboard remake, which scored the highest-grossing opening weekend for Pantelion Films with $14.8 million from 1,623 theaters. A Quiet Place slipped to third with $7.5 million, while I Feel Pretty ($4.9 million) took fourth and Rampage ($4.6 million) came in fifth, Variety reports. Charlize Theron's well-reviewed Tully launched on 1,353 screens with $3.2 million.

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