WASHINGTON – The Disney blockbuster, featuring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has had a cumulative take over three weeks of $547.8 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Running a distant second was “Life of the Party,” a Melissa McCarthy comedy that rang up a respectable $18.5 million its first weekend out.
McCarthy, who co-wrote the script with director Ben Falcone, stars as a newly divorced mother who returns to college, only to find herself in class with her daughter.
Another new film, “Breaking In,” a thriller starring Gabrielle Union, was third at $16.8 million.
Review website Rotten Tomatos dismissed the film as a “rote, disposable action thriller” but praised Union s performance as a mother fighting to save her children from criminal hostage-takers.
Rom-com “Overboard” slipped from second to fourth place with a box office take of $10.1 million its second weekend in theaters. The Lionsgate remake, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Debez, is about a struggling single mother who persuades a rich playboy with amnesia that they are married.
Number five at the box office was Paramount s sci-fi horror film “A Quiet Place,” which stars actor-director John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple silently struggling to protect their family from blind aliens that track their prey by sound. It made an estimated $6.4 million.