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story.lead_photo.caption Melissa McCarthy stars as Deanna in New Line Cinema’s comedy Life of the Party. It came in second at last weekend’s box office and made about $18 million.

LOS ANGELES -- Avengers: Infinity War easily retained the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office for a third straight weekend, adding about $62 million in ticket sales. What's more, the Disney/Marvel film launched to more than $200 million in China, giving it a global haul of more than $343 million over the weekend.

All told, Infinity War's to-date North American total stands at $548 million. It continues to set records, as its global tally of about $1.608 billion makes it the highest-grossing superhero film at the worldwide box office.

The Warner Bros. comedy Life of the Party had a respectable landing, even if no piece of Mother's Day weekend counter-programming challenged the superheroes.

Heading into the weekend, the movie, which follows a middle-aged woman (Melissa McCarthy) who begins attending her daughter's university after a divorce, earned about $18 million. The picture earned relatively lackluster reviewers -- it holds a 44 percent rotten rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes -- but audiences graded it a B, according to polling firm Cinemascore.

The weekend's other top 10 newcomer, Universal Pictures' PG-13 suspense film Breaking In, bowed with about $17.6 million. The movie, starring Gabrielle Union as a mother who must rescue her two children from a hostage situation, ever-so-slightly bested pre-release predictions of $15 million. Yet reviewers were unkind, as its Rotten Tomatoes ranking stands at a paltry 27 percent.

The Universal release is just the latest in a long string of successful collaborations with producer Will Packer, who also produced Girl's Trip and the Ride Along films.

Coming in at No. 4 was the lighthearted comedy Overboard, which added about $10 million in its second weekend for a total of $29.3 million.

In the fifth spot is Paramount's A Quiet Place, which has now survived six weekends in the top five. Over the weekend, the thriller directed by John Krasinski added $6.4 million to bring its to-date tally to $169.6 million. The film, a steady and somewhat unexpected hit, already has a sequel in the works; it's also been parodied by Saturday Night Live.

STX's I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer, landed at No. 6 after bringing in an additional $3.8 million. Now in its fourth weekend, the movie has earned about $44 million.

Warner Bros.' video game-inspired vehicle Rampage, which stars Dwayne Johnson, earned about $3.5 million, for about $90 million.

The Diablo Cody-scripted and Jason Reitman-directed Tully from Focus Features, in its second week, sits at No. 8 after bringing in $2.2 million for about $7 million total.

Black Panther, despite already being available digitally, is managing to hang around in the top 10, finding itself at No. 9 over the weekend, where it brought in an additional $2 million. In 13 weeks of release, the movie has tallied an incredible $696 million.

Because of the massive success of Infinity War, the box office is up 4.9 percent for the year, and a slew of blockbusters coming up are hoping to continue the success, including Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story just one week later.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

  1. Avengers: Infinity War, Disney, $62,078,047, 4,474 locations, $13,875 average, $548,090,150, 3 weeks.

  2. Life of the Party, Warner Bros., $17,886,075, 3,656 locations, $4,892 average, $17,886,075, 1 week.

  3. Breaking In, Universal, $17,630,285, 2,537 locations, $6,949 average, $17,630,285, 1 week.

  4. Overboard, Lionsgate, $9,864,415, 2,006 locations, $4,917 average, $29,358,392, 2 weeks.

  5. A Quiet Place, Paramount, $6,455,396, 3,144 locations, $2,053 average, $169,608,030, 6 weeks.

  6. I Feel Pretty, STX Entertainment, $3,805,437, 2,858 locations, $1,332 average, $43,952,013, 4 weeks.

  7. Rampage, Warner Bros., $3,462,442, 2,548 locations, $1,359 average, $89,827,105, 5 weeks.

  8. Tully, Focus Features, $2,248,945, 1,356 locations, $1,659 average, $6,992,005, 2 weeks.

  9. Black Panther, Disney, $2,077,207, 1,370 locations, $1,516 average, $696,331,818, 13 weeks.

  10. RBG, Magnolia Pictures, $1,188,186, 179 locations, $6,638 average, $2,025,953, 2 weeks.

  11. A Wrinkle in Time, Disney, $1,156,780, 1,984 locations, $583 average, $96,812,656, 10 weeks.

  12. Blockers, Universal, $1,115,025, 1,111 locations, $1,004 average, $58,126,660, 6 weeks.

  13. Isle of Dogs, Fox Searchlight, $1,072,567, 1,046 locations, $1,025 average, $29,951,941, 8 weeks.

  14. Super Troopers 2, 20th Century Fox, $982,594, 1,379 locations, $713 average, $27,383,171, 4 weeks.

  15. Truth or Dare, Universal, $916,100, 1,269 locations, $722 average, $39,727,000, 5 weeks.

  16. Raazi, Zee Studios International, $894,284, 132 locations, $6,775 average, $894,284, 1 Week.

  17. Ready Player One, Warner Bros., $892,682, 804 locations, $1,110 average, $134,563,601, 7 weeks.

  18. Nothing to Lose (Nada A Perder), Independent, $679,531, 69 locations, $9,848 average, $679,531, 1 week.

  19. Bad Samaritan, Vertical Entertainment, $518,597, 1,546 locations, $335 average, $3,088,522, 2 weeks.

  20. Disobedience, Bleecker Street, $420,895, 100 locations, $4,209 average, $1,189,096, 3 weeks.

MovieStyle on 05/18/2018

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