×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’s’ Third Frame to Dominate Melissa McCarthy, Gabrielle Union Films

Another weekend, another anticipated box office win for “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Disney and Marvel’s powerhouse will easily top the North American box office for the third weekend in a row, eyeing a range from $50 million to $60 million. As of Tuesday, “Infinity War” has made $472 million domestically and $754.9 million internationally. The film has earned $1.2 billion globally to date, becoming the 14th biggest worldwide release of all time. That’s not including the massive boost “Infinity War” will see this weekend when it bows in China.

Though studios are still cautious to open new films in “Infinity War’s” hulking path, two titles look to launch with double digits.

The first is Melissa McCarthy’s “Life of the Party,” which is raging toward a debut between $18 million and $21 million from 3,600 locations. McCarthy plays a mother who joins her daughter (Molly Gordon) in college after getting divorced. Ben Falcone directed the New Line and Warner Bros. comedy, which was co-written by Falcone and McCarthy. Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, and Matt Walsh round out the cast.

Life of the Party” marks the third time McCarthy and her husband, Falcone, have worked together. McCarthy starred in his 2014 directorial debut “Tammy,” which opened with $21.5 million. It went on to make $84.5 million at the domestic box office and $100.5 million worldwide. Falcone also helmed the McCarthy-led “The Boss.” The comedy launched with $23.5 million in 2016. It lost steam quicker than “Tammy,” earning $63 million in North America and $78.8 million globally.

Like “Life of the Party,” the other weekend opener “Breaking In” is looking to benefit from counter-programming against “Infinity War.” The Universal Pictures thriller should bow with $14 million to $17 million in 2,500 theaters. Will Packer’s production, directed by James McTeigue, follows a single mother who has to protect her two children after the mansion of her recently deceased father is invaded by burglars.

Packer’s latest producing success was 2017’s “Girls Trip.” The surprise hit launched with $31 million and ultimately earned $115 million at the U.S. box office. His most recent horror title was “No Good Deed,” which starred Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba. That film opened in 2014 with $24.2 million and ended with a domestic total of $52.5 million.

A trio of films — “Beast,” “Revenge,” and “The Seagull” — are opening in limited release.

RELATED VIDEO:

More Film

  • '2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live

    Film Review: ‘2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action’

    The Academy skewed dark in its choice of live-action shorts this year, selecting four films to slit your wrists by — each one featuring child endangerment in a different form — and a fifth, about a diabetic on her death bed, that finds a glimmer of uplift at the other end of life. If that [...]

  • How the 'Rich Eisen Show' Mixes

    How the 'Rich Eisen Show' Mixes Sports and Showbiz in an Entertaining Mix

    Walking through the El Segundo studio where veteran sportscaster Rich Eisen tapes his daily “Rich Eisen Show,” the sheer density of sports memorabilia is overwhelming — everything from game balls to jerseys, gear, autographs and uncountable photos are crammed onto every inch of wall and desk space. But step into Eisen’s dressing room, and the [...]

  • Yorgos Lanthimos

    Film News Roundup: 'The Favourite' Director Yorgos Lanthimos Boards Crime Drama

    In today’s film news roundup, Yorgos Lanthimos has set up a crime drama, “Here Lies Daniel Tate” is being adapted, and Donna Langley becomes a member of the USC film school board. DIRECTOR HIRED “The Favourite” producer-director Yorgos Lanthimos has signed on to write and direct crime drama “Pop. 1280,” an adaptation of Jim Thompson’s [...]

  • Brody Stevens Dead

    Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

    Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48. “Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ reps said in a statement. “He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. [...]

  • Contract Placeholder Business

    Hollywood Agents Blast Writers Guild Over New Proposals

    The war between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood agents has escalated as the two sides battle over the rules on how writers are represented. The latest volley emerged Friday from Karen Stuart, executive director of the Association of Talent Agents, who accused WGA leaders of misleading its members and asserted that the guild [...]

  • Xavier Legrand Custody

    Cesar Awards: Xavier Legrand’s ‘Custody’ Wins Best Film

    Xavier Legrand’s feature debut “Custody,” a tense portrait of a family torn by domestic violence, won best film, actress (for Lea Drucker), and original screenplay at the 44th Cesar Awards, which took place at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The awards are France’s highest film honors. “Custody,” which marks Legrand’s follow up to his Oscar-nominated [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Win Publicity Campaign Awards

    Hollywood publicists have selected “Crazy Rich Asians” as the top movie publicity campaign for 2018 and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” as the best television campaign. Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” topped the campaigns for Disney’s “Black Panther,” Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Paramount’s “A Quiet Place,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and Universal’s “Halloween” for [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content