'Avengers: Infinity War' Expected to Lead Weekend Box Office With $62 Million Ticket Haul
The extraordinary run of “Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to extend through its third weekend, as anticipated ticket sales could top $60 million. It is up against two other new films that are not expected to conquer it.
The two new movies include “Life of the Party,” which stars movie comedy staple, Melissa McCarthy. The other film is a thriller titled “Breaking In.”
If “Infinity War” hits box office sales of $62 million, its overall domestic take since its release will be $550 million, which will place it 10th of all time in ticket sales by revenue. And it will open in an overseas market that could push international ticket sales up quickly. According to Box Office Mojo, on top of near-record domestic sales:
As impressive as that may be, most eyes will be focused on the film’s release in its final major market, China, where it is expected to deliver huge numbers. For comparison, using current exchange rates, Captain America: Civil War debuted with $98 million in China, Avengers: Age of Ultron opened with $84 million and Black Panther debuted with $66 million. Don’t be surprised to see Infinity War demolish those numbers.
With worldwide sales already at $1.15 billion, China and U.S. ticket sales could push it into the top 10 movies of all time in terms of global sales.
“Infinity War” already holds the record for most ticket sales on the first release weekend domestically at $258 million and internationally at $641 million.
The Box Office Mojo weekend forecast for all major ticket sales in the domestic market:
- Avengers: Infinity War (4,474 theaters) – $62.0 M
- Life of the Party (3,656 theaters) – $21.0 M
- Breaking In (2,537 theaters) – $18.0 M
- Overboard (2,006 theaters) – $9.0 M
- A Quiet Place (3,144 theaters) – $4.8 M
- I Feel Pretty (2,858 theaters) – $2.9 M
- Rampage (2,548 theaters) – $2.5 M
- Black Panther (1,370 theaters) – $2.1 M
- Tully (1,353 theaters) – $1.8 M
- Blockers (1,106 theaters) – $0.9 M