BOX OFFICE: “Infinity War” devours another $115, “Overboard” hits its mark, “Bad Samaritan,” “Tully” bomb

box2Who knew there was a “best second weekend ever” record?

Apparently there is. And “Avengers: Infinity War” has it.

It’s falling off aout 45% first to second weekend (an average decline) and heading towards $115 million or so, based on’s Friday night estimates. Saturday could change that (Deadline is way off, on occasion, WAY underestimated “Infinity War” last weekend, for instance).

Pantelion’s latest Eugenio Derbez vehicle is finding its audience. It won’t hit the $15-16 million it was projected to unless Saturday’s Latino audience blows up. It might. But right now, $13 million looks like all the “Overboard” remake will manage.

“Tully” is enjoying some pre-Mother’s Day attention. Not much, though. It’s on a generous helping of screens, got overly generous reviews (“Hug your mother” is in several of them, the dizzy dears) but isn’t all that. Charlize Theron reminded me of her turn in “Monster,” which she filmed here. I walked by her on the set on that movie and she was so made up and dressed down I didn’t recognize the South African model/actress. At all. Here, she’s weighed down with pregnancy and the life she’s chosen, depicting Motherhood as the draining, stressful health-crushing burden it can be.

But Theron, writer Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman are not the draw Focus Features thought. A $3.5 million take from 1353 screens is a piddly $2586 average. Nothing to celebrate. They should have platformed it — five cities this weekend, WIDE next weekend. Oh well.

bad2Electric Entertainment’s great concept/weakly-executed Dean Devlin/David Tennant thriller “Bad Samaritan” did half the business on 700 more screens. Not enough “Doctor Who” fans out there to make this one hit. Under $2 million, based on Friday.

“Black Panther” should reach the $700 million mark by next weekend, and fall out of the top ten as it does.

“A Quiet Place” is rolling towards a $175-200 million take, all in.

“I Feel Pretty” is hanging in the top five, closing in on $50. “Rampage” probably won’t hit $100.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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