'Infinity War' is the fastest movie ever to hit $US1 billion worldwide

Marvel Studios‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
  • “Avengers: Infinity War” earns $US112.47 million over the weekend in the US to win the box office for a second-straight weekend.
  • Over the weekend the movie became the fastest ever to $US1 billion worldwide.

“Avengers: Infinity War” continued its dominance at the US box office in its second weekend.

The latest juggernaut from Disney/Marvel studios took in an estimated $US112.47 million over the weekend, according to boxofficepro.com, on over 4,400 screens.

The movie won the domestic weekend box office for a second-straight weekend and now has a domestic total of $US450.8 million.

And on Saturday night, the movie hit the $US1 billion mark worldwide. That makes it the fastest movie ever to hit that coveted milestone.

Domestically, the movie’s $US112.47 million take is the second-best second weekend ever, passing the $US111.6 million second weekend by “Black Panther.” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” still owns the top second weekend spot with $US149.2 million.

Overboard MGMMGM‘Overboard.’

Despite “Infinity War” sucking up most of the screens in North America, there was still a little room for a few new releases the earn some coin.

MGM/Lionsgate’s “Overboard,” a reboot of the 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell comedy starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez, took in a respectable $US14.75 million to come in second place. For a movie made for around $US12 million that’s a good start.

“Tully,” Jason Reitman’s latest collaboration with “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody and “Young Adult” star Charlize Theron, took in $US3.1 million.

That’s a little below industry opening weekend projections, but this is a movie that can possibly find success going forward with its strong Rotten Tomatoes score and continued word of mouth.

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