'Avengers' muscles rivals aside to continue box office rule

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The second-highest North American grosser, new rom-com "Overboard", trailed in its distant wake at just $14.8 million.

Domestically, the film took in another US$112 million - the second biggest second weekend ever, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens - and has now made US$450 million in the United States and Canada.

Even with that drop in mind, it's worth noting that the film hasn't even opened in China, where it potentially stands to earn even more.

Infinity War has gotten the second highest second weekend Box Office total in history.

The previous record of fastest time for a movie to make a $1 billion was 12 days for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". However, Solo, the upcoming Han Solo movie, is tracking for a $170 million+ opening weekend, which could set a new box office records itself. Internationally, the film earned an estimated $162.6 million this weekend, making for a current foreign total of $713.3 million. After posting the biggest-ever opening weekend, the movie has now crossed $1 billion globally.

The success of Avengers: Infinity War has now pushed the MCU beyond the $16 billion mark combined - and with Infinity War still raking in the cash and Ant-Man and the Wasp still to come this summer, it's possible that the MCU will end the year with $17 billion plus in box office takings.

'Avengers: Infinity War, ' with an army of stars including Robert Downey Jr.

In sixth place, "Tully", starring Charlize Theron, launched on 1,353 screens with $3.2 million.

While the three newcomers going up against Avengers: Infinity War weren't expected to provide any sort of meaningful competition, one did fare far better than expected. This is thanks to the movie's release during the Christmas holidays!

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