Weekend Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Debuted with $125 Million
20th Century Fox‘s Deadpool 2 raked in $125 million domestically, short of the $132 million earned by the original. Although it debuted under estimates, the R-rated superhero comedy was able to knock Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War out of the number one slot at the box office over the weekend. Worldwide, however, the Ryan Reynolds-starrer has outperformed its predecessor, bringing in an additional $176 million for a global weekend total of $301 million. The sequel earned an A CinemaScore from audiences.
Infinity War dropped to second place, grossing $28.7 million in its fourth weekend. The Disney and Marvel superhero tentpole brought its overall total to just short of $600 million.
Debuting in third place domestically was Paramount’s adult-skewing, female-fronted Book Club, which opened to a modest $12.5 million. Directed by Bill Holderman, the romantic comedy stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, with Andy Garcia and Don Johnson.
Rounding out the top five are Melissa McCarthy’s Life of the Party (New Line Cinema) in fourth and Gabriel Union’s Breaking In (Universal Pictures) in fifth place.
The week’s other newcomer, Global Road Entertainment’s family comedy Show Dogs, opened in sixth place with a $6 million from 3,145 cinemas. Rated PG, the talking police dog movie stars Will Arnett and Natasha Lyonne and features the voices of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci. Both Book Club and Show Dogs garnered an A CinemaScore.
Check out the rest of the top 10 for May 18–20 below, and come back next week when Disney and Lucasfilm roll out Solo: A Star Wars Story.
1. Deadpool 2 — $125M (Debut)
2. Avengers: Infinity War — $28.7M ($595M Overall)
3. Book Club — $12.5M (Debut)
4. Life of the Party — $7.7M ($31M)
5. Breaking In — $6.5M ($28.8M)
6. Show Dogs — $6M (Debut)
7. Overboard — $4.7M ($37M)
8. A Quiet Place — $4M ($176M)
9. Rampage — $1.5M ($92M)
10. RGB — $1.28M ($3.9M)
(Via Box Office Mojo)