Sun May 20, 2018 3:44 pm
The X-Force strikes again
Deadpool 2 has kicked Avengers: Infinity War off the US box office top spot.
The merc with a mouth's second outing was released in the US on Friday (May 18) to decent reviews and made $125 million in its debut weekend (via Box Office Mojo).
In comparison, the third Avengers film – now in the third week of its release – took $28.7 million to come in at a distant second place.
However, Avengers: Infinity War took double what Deadpool 2 made in its own opening weekend, with $250 million (via Box Office Mojo). And, unlike Infinity War, Deadpool 2 hasn't broken a single box office record, so we doubt Thanos is too worried.
Marvel is probably thrilled, though.
In third place at the box office is another debut in the form of Book Club.
The film, which doesn't come from the MCU and stars Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda as members of a book club that tackle the Fifty Shades book trilogy alongside lashings of wine, took a respectable $12.5 million in its own opening weekend.
Melissa McCarthy's middle age college outing Life of the Party came in fourth at the US box office this weekend with $7.75 million, while Gabrielle Union's home invasion thriller Breaking In took $6.5 million to round off the top 5.
Check out the May 18-20 figures below:
1. Deadpool 2 — $125 million
2. Avengers: Infinity War — $28.7 million
3. Book Club — $12.5 million
4. Life of the Party — $7.7 million
5. Breaking In — $6.5 million
6. Show Dogs — $6 million
7. Overboard — $4.7 million
8. A Quiet Place — $4 million
9. Rampage — $1.5 million
10. I Feel Pretty — $1.2 million