Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'Avengers' Topples Melissa McCarthy Movie at the Box Office

'Avengers' Topples Melissa McCarthy Movie at the Box Office

"Avengers: Infinity War", which is now the fifth highest-earning global release of all time, really made waves at the worldwide box office.

It is not uncommon for films with a massive budget to be eviscerated by news sources, take for example when The Hollywood Reporter nearly destroyed The Legend of Tarzan when they reported an unverified source that reported its budget as 2 times what the studio had reported ended up changing the entire conversation on the budget and now that outlets reported budget is what is listed everywhere despite much evidence to the contrary.

Infinity War again dominated the global box office with a $349 million weekend, including an estimated $200 million from China, making it the second-biggest industry three-day opening ever there.

New Line and Melissa McCarthy's comedy, Life of the Party, came in No. 2 with $18.5 million from 3,656 theaters.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend?? Neither film had much support from critics (Life of the Party registers 41% at Rotten Tomatoes and Breaking In's at 27%), but according to Cinemascore audiences were not as critical of the female-led newcomers.


Also benefiting from the Mother's Day timing was "Overboard", which earned $10.1 million to take fourth place, down only 31 percent from its debut last weekend. It was one of the lowest openings for a movie starring Ms. McCarthy, and paled in comparison to "The Heat" ($39 million in 2013) and "Spy" ($29 million in 2015). Tammy, debuted to $21.6 million in summer 2014, while The Boss, opened to $23.6 million in April 2016. The Warner Bros. and New Line film, directed by her husband, Ben Falcone, is now averaging a 41% on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a B CinemaScore.

That was better than the critical mauling received by Universal Pictures' "Breaking In", which generated $16.5 million against a forecast of $15 million from Box Office Pro.

Breaking In stars Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children, who are being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security.

Rounding out the top five this weekend are Lionsgate and MGM's rom-com remake Overboard, with about $10.1 million, and Paramount's silently spooky horror hit A Quiet Place, with about $6.4 million.

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