'Avengers: Infinity War' tops North American box office for third weekend

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The Avengers: Infinity War Plot: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.

Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Sans no competition from another tentpole, Avengers: Infinity War has topped the box office for three consecutive weekends, a veritable eternity in summer, when Hollywood tentpoles generally open one on top of another.

Rounding out the top five this weekend are Lionsgate and MGM's rom-com remake Overboard, with about $10.1 million, and Paramount's silently spooky horror hit A Quiet Place, with about $6.4 million.

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Amitabh Bachchan received a lot of help from people on social media so that he could understand Infinity Wars. "This overall excitement could power the biggest and first-ever US$200 million plus debut in China". The movie, the fastest to top $1 billion worldwide, had the fourth biggest third weekend of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($90.2 million), Avatar ($68.4 million), and Black Panther ($66.3 million). Both drew mostly female audiences.

In second is Warner Bros. and New Line's Life of the Party, delivering an estimated $18.5 million. The comedy stars McCarthy as Deanna Miles, who, shortly after her dropping her daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) off at college, learns that her husband (Matt Walsh) is leaving her for another woman (Julie Bowen). In comparison, "The Heat" opened in 2013 with $39 million, "Spy" with $29 million in 2015, and "Tammy" with $21.4 million in 2014.

Universal's Breaking In, a thriller produced by Will Packer, followed at No. 3 with $16.5 million from 2,532 cinemas. It scored 31 percent positive reviews for its tale about Shaun Russell, played by Gabrielle Union, a mother trying to rescue her two children held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security.

Generally speaking, studios take home 50 percent of domestic box office earnings (sometimes its more sometimes less, but for this example let's go with that basic number). There is no word on whether it will also release in China after a minor delay or not.

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