Avengers: Infinity War dominated the North American box office for a third straight weekend, raking in $62.1 million as it easily fended off competition, industry figures showed early this week.
The Disney blockbuster, featuring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has a cumulative three-week take of $548.1 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Running a distant second with what normally would be a respectable $17.9 million was Life of the Party, a Melissa McCarthy comedy in its first weekend out.
McCarthy, who co-wrote the script with her husband, the movie’s director Ben Falcone, stars as a newly divorced mother who returns to college, where her daughter is in her senior year.
Another new film, Breaking In, a thriller starring Gabrielle Union, was third at $17.6 million.
Review website Rotten Tomatoes dismissed the film as a “rote, disposable action thriller” but praised Union’s performance as a mother fighting to save her children from criminal hostage-takers.
Rom-com Overboard slipped from second to fourth place with a box office take of $9.9 million in its second weekend in theaters. The Lionsgate remake, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez, is about a struggling single mother who persuades a rich playboy with amnesia that they are married.
Number five at the box office was Paramount’s sci-fi horror film A Quiet Place, which stars actor-director John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple silently struggling to protect their family from blind aliens that track their prey by sound. It made $6.5 million.
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