“Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the North American box office for a third consecutive weekend, making $61.8 million.
According to reports on Sunday, the Disney blockbuster, starring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the globe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has had a cumulative take over three weeks of $547.8 million.
Returning to their Marvel roles are Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
Coming 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.
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 $6.4 million.
Rounding out the top ten were: “I Feel Pretty” ($3.71 million) “Rampage” ($3.38 million) “Tully” ($2.24 million) “Black Panther” (1.932 million) “RBG” ($1.165)