Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. This week brings real competition that will end Avengers: Infinity War’s reign atop the box office.
I was going to write a little something about how all superhero films are not for kids and definitely NOT Deadpool 2, but then I saw the trailer for Show Dogs…just keep the kids home or traumatize them with the end of Infinity War again. The Merc with a Mouth is back at the box office, where he is still the king of R-Rated openings. Deadpool 2 isn’t getting quite the praise of the first film, but the reviews are still overwhelmingly positive, and with Infinity War in its fourth week, Deadpool 2 stands poised for a dominant weekend. Its counterprogramming alternatives in Book Club and Show Dogs will not impact its box office…at all…not even a little bit.
Book Club (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, PG-13, 1hr 44min)
Deadpool 2 (Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, R, 1hr 49min)
Show Dogs (Will Arnett, Stanley Tucci, PG, 1hr 32min)
How Did We Do Last Week? KT picked Avengers: Infinity War to easily three-peat atop the box office, and the film easily won the weekend with another $62.1 million over #2 Melissa McCarthy’s Life of the Party which opened in #2 with $17.9 million.
After three weeks in theaters, Avengers: Infinity War’s totals stand at $558.725 million domestic and $1.682 billion global. Infinity War had an enormous opening in China to boost its international totals past that of the original Avengers film to become the highest grossing super hero film of all-time internationally. Internationally, Avengers: Infinity War is 4th all-time, and we’ll have to see if it has the legs to take it to the $2 billion club. Domestically, Infinity War is #8 all-time, having passed The Dark Knight last weekend. Its next milestone will be becoming the 8th film in US history to pass $600 million.
(2018 Prediction Record: 19-0; Lifetime prediction record 104 – 10).
WHO WILL WIN THE WEEKEND?
Deadpool 2 is only competing against its first installment for the biggest R-Rated opening of all-time. This weekend’s win at the box office is assured.