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'Avengers: Infinity War' scores second best weekend 2 ever

'Avengers: Infinity War' scores second best weekend 2 ever

By the close of Saturday, Infinity War became the fastest movie to $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

"Infinity War" is defined as just the fifth picture to bring in significantly more than $100 million into its second weekend at US theatres.

The film pulled in an additional $112.5 million in its second weekend, bringing its overall domestic total to an impressive $450.8 million, and giving it the second best second weekend ever, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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.

After its monstrous, record-breaking opening weekend, there was no question that Avengers: Infinity War would repeat atop the box office, going up against three movies arriving in less than half the theaters Infinity War is playing in.

There was little new competition this weekend, but a few alternative options including the "Overboard" remake, which scored the highest-grossing opening weekend for Pantelion Films with $14.8 million from 1,623 theaters. Infinity War managed to slighly edge out fellow Marvel film Black Panther's $111.6 million second weekend.

STX's Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty placed #4 with $4.9-M for a soft tally of $37.8-M.

Charlize Theron's new movie Tully, in which she plays a desperate new mum, debuts at six with $3.2 million (GBP2.3 million).

"Black Panther", $3.1 million ($390,000 international).

Hollywood's summer movie season typically runs from the first weekend in May through Labor Day, but this year got a jump-start with the late April release of "Avengers: Infinity War".

"Avengers: Infinity War", $112.5 million ($162.6 million international).

The creative architects of "Infinity War" are two brothers from Cleveland.