'Avengers' stays on top of the box office

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Do you think Avengers: Infinity War has the momentum to top the worldwide grosses of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2 billion) and Avatar (2.7 billion)?

One of the most anticipated films of recent times Avengers: Infinity War released and as expected broke multiple records.

"Infinity War" is the second Marvel film to garner more than 10 million views in Korea after "Age of Ultron" sold 10,490,000 tickets in 2015.

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

At the top, Avengers: Infinity War delivered an estimated $61.8 million this weekend, pushing the film's domestic gross to $547.8 million. Unlike normal superhero movies, Avengers Infinity War treads on a different path with (SPOILER ALERT BEGINS) the villains getting the upper hand over the heroes and emerging victorious (SPOILER ENDS). It opened in its final foreign market with $200 million.

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Avengers: Infinity War had a MASSIVE marketing campaign, blockbuster films of this level often spend around $150 million on marketing, It has been reported by Deadline that Disney spent north of that number for the film.

The results were mixed for a pair of smaller films targeting Mother's Day audiences. The box office will get into the full summer movie season swing when "Deadpool 2" opens next weekend to kick off a constant string of big releases.

Universal's Breaking In finished in third position with an estimated $16.5 million. The low-budget film produced by Will Packer cost approximately $6 million. The film stars Union as a mom who has to fight to save her kids from a group of home invaders. The thriller directed by John Krasinski has made US$169 million at the domestic box office.

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. Additional releases include Paramount's Book Club into ~2,500 theaters; Global Road's animated release Show Dogs into approximately 3,000 theaters; and Focus will debut their documentary Pope Francis - A Man of His Word into ~350 theaters.

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