“Avengers: Infinity War” has topped the $500 million mark at the North American box office in only its 15th day — the second-fastest movie to achieve that milestone.
Disney-Marvel’s superhero tentpole grossed $16 million on Friday at 4,474 locations to reach $502 million. Only 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit the half-billion dollar mark faster, needing just 10 days to do so. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” had held the second-fastest mark at 16 days.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is dominating domestic moviegoing and should finish its third weekend with about $60 million, making it the fourth-highest grossing third frame of all time.
The opening of Melissa McCarthy’s comedy “Life of the Party” is heading for around $18.5 million at 3,656 sites, followed by the launch of Gabrielle Union’s thriller “Breaking In” at about $15 million Iranian actresses Behnaz Jafari (left), and Marziyeh Rezaei pose as they arrive on May 12, for the screening of the film ‘3 Faces (Se Rokh)’ at the 71st edition of
the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (AFP)