×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Box Office Preview: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Looking at $100 Million-Plus in Second Weekend

Avengers: Infinity War” will follow up its record-breaking debut with another powerful weekend at the domestic box office.

The Marvel title should nab between $100 million to $130 million in its second frame. After seven days of release, “Infinity War” has earned $305.9 million in North America, tying “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as the fastest film to cross the $300 million mark. It launched domestically with $258 million, securing the biggest opening weekend of all time. Globally, it’s made $808.4 million. Mighty numbers, indeed.

“Infinity Wars” was originally scheduled to open this coming weekend, though no other tentpole films replaced the comic book epic when its big screen debut was pushed up a week. A number of smaller releases will bow in its wake.

MGM and Lionsgate-Pantelion’s  “Overboard” is looking to make a splash with $10 million to $12 million from 1,600 screens. It’s a Latino remake of the beloved (at least by TBS viewers) 1987 Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell romantic comedy. That film featured Hawn as a spoiled heiress and Russell as a blue collar laborer. “Overboardreverses the roles to feature Mexican star Eugenio Derbez as a rich playboy from Mexico. When he falls off his yacht and wakes up with amnesia, a working mother, played by Anna Faris, convinces him that she’s his wife. Rob Greenberg directed from a screenplay by Greenberg, Bob Fisher, and Leslie Dixon.

Other new releases look bleak, with estimates projecting single-digit openings.

Tully,” directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody, should make around $4 million from 1,300 locations. Charlize Theron plays a mother of three who bonds with her new night nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis.) Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston round out the cast.

Meanwhile, Electric Entertainment’s “Bad Samaritan” expects to make around $2 million in 1,930 locations. Dean Devlin directed the horror film from a script by Brandon Boyce. The thriller, starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, and Kerry Condon, follows a poor restaurant valet (Sheehan), who burglarizes the houses of the clientele he services. One night, he breaks into a house and finds a woman being held captive.

Rounding out the weekend is the limited release of Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media’s “RBG,” a documentary on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, launching in 34 theaters. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the biopic features appearances by the justice’s family members, as well as Gloria Steinem, Bill Clinton, and Nina Totenberg.

RELATED CONTENT:

More Film

  • Sophia Antipolis

    Locarno in Los Angeles Film Review: 'Sophia Antipolis'

    There are two Sophias in French director Virgil Vernier’s clever, cunning, chilling fifth feature. The first is its setting, the eponymous “Sophia Antipolis,” a technology park in the south of France, a place self-consciously designed as an experiment in social engineering, where an international community of professionals would, it was hoped, create an environment of [...]

  • I Lost My Body

    Netflix Pickup ‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘Buñuel,’ ‘Away’ Top Annecy Festival

    ANNECY, France  — Fulfilling expectations, Jeremy Clapin’s “I Lost My Body, the subject of one of the highest-profile Netflix deals at this year’s Cannes, won this Saturday the Annecy Festival’s top Cristal Award of best feature plus, in a relatively rare Annecy double whammy, the festival’s Audience Award. The first was expected, the second a [...]

  • 'Fausto' Review: Andrea Bussmann's Beautuful, Inscrutable

    Locarno in Los Angeles Film Review: 'Fausto'

    In more ways than one, “Fausto” is a film that likes to keep its audience in the dark: The bulk of its imagery is thickly cloaked in velvety night, often barely illuminated but for pinpricks of moonlight or a flickering candle, sometimes to the point where viewers must strain and squint to identify what they’re [...]

  • Toy Story 4

    The 15 Best Films of 2019 (So Far)

    By now, audiences have caught on to the way American distributors tend to stockpile their quality movies for end-of-year award-season release, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t treasures to be found in the first two quarters. In fact, sometimes it’s the movies that aren’t making a self-important Oscar push that wind up hitting closest to [...]

  • Chris Hemsworth (H) with Em (Tessa

    'Men In Black: International' Taking in $26 Million Amid Franchise Fatigue

    North American moviegoers spurned sequels this weekend with Sony’s “Men in Black: International” heading for a modest $26 million debut while “Shaft” will finish with a dismal $7.3 million in seventh place. “Men in Black: International,” the fourth iteration of the sci-fi comedy franchise, is performing under expectations, which had been in the $30 million [...]

  • Night scenery of the Bund in

    Shanghai Festival Defies Gloom to Open on Upbeat Note

    The Chinese film industry may not yet have emerged from a “cold winter” production freeze, nor its box office kept pace with 2018. But but those inclement elements did not put a chill on the pageantry at the Shanghai International Film Festival. The opening ceremony for the festival’s 22nd edition went ahead Saturday with the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content