‘Avengers: Endgame’ blows past $2 billion and more box-office records in 2nd weekend
“Avengers: Endgame” continued its theatrical reign into a second weekend, swallowing the bulk of the box office and leaving newcomers such as “The Intruder,” “Long Shot” and “UglyDolls” to fight for scraps.
Disney’s superhero blockbuster added $145.8 million in its second weekend (a 59% drop) for a cumulative $619.7 million, becoming the fastest movie ever to get to $600 million domestically, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore.
Globally, it surpassed the $2-billion mark this week, earning $2.189 billion after just 11 days of global release, a new record. (“Avatar,” the previous record-holder, took 47 days to reach the benchmark and grossed $2.788 billion over the course of its theatrical run.)
“Endgame” is among just five films ever to reach $2 billion, joining its predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War” ($2.048 billion) to become the second Marvel film on the list and the third Disney film, with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($2.068 billion). “Avatar” and “Titanic” ($2.187 billion) rounding out the list.
“Endgame” currently stands as the No. 2 film of all time behind only “Avatar.”
In second place, by quite a distance, Sony’s “The Intruder” premiered with $11 million.
The thriller stars Michael Ealy and Meagan Good as young homeowners who are terrorized by the house’s previous owner (Dennis Quaid). It earned a dismal 27% “rotten” score on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
In third place, Lionsgate’s “Long Shot” debuted with a lackluster $10 million.
Starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, the romantic comedy earned a B CinemaScore and a 83% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
At No. 4, STX Entertainment’s “UglyDolls” opened with a disappointing $8.5 million.
The animated musical comedy, based on a brand of toys of the same name, features the voices of Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas, among others. It earned mixed reviews with a B+ CinemaScore and a 34% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rounding out the top five, Disney’s “Captain Marvel” added $4.3 million in its ninth weekend for a cumulative $420.8 million.
At No. 6, Fox’s faith-based “Breakthrough” toted up an additional $3.9 million in its third weekend for a cumulative $33.2 million.
Warner Bros.’ “The Curse of La Llorona” came in seventh, adding $3.5 million in its third weekend for a cumulative $48.1 million.
At No. 8, the studio’s “Shazam!” added $2.5 million in its fifth weekend for a cumulative $135.2 million.
In ninth place, Universal’s “Little” brought in $1.5 million in its fourth weekend for a cumulative $38.6 million.
Rounding out the top 10, Disney’s “Dumbo” added $1.4 million in its sixth weekend for a cumulative $109.7 million.
Among limited releases, IFC Films’ “Non-Fiction,” directed by Olivier Assayas and starring Juliette Binoche, opened with $29,056 in two locations for an average of $14,528.
This week, Warner Bros. releases the family-friendly “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” STX Entertainment opens the comedy “Poms,” Fox Searchlight debuts the drama “Tolkien” and United Artists Releasing reveals the comedy “The Hustle.”
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