Avengers: Infinity War secures second-highest opening weekend in Australian box office history

New Marvel film Avengers: Infinity War broke box office records on its first weekend in Australia, making more than $20m.

The film made $21.239m, making it Australia’s second-highest grossing film for an opening weekend. The only film to beat Avengers: Infinity War is 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $27.254m on its opening weekend.

The film features Marvel superheroes Spiderman, Thor, Vision, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Tony Stark, Dr Strange, Black Panther and Scarlett Witch. Together, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers attempt to stop Thanos from collecting the infinity stones.

The Marvel film’s performance overtook Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was sitting in second from December last year, when it made $20.977m.

In the US, it became the biggest opening to date, outdoing 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens by making US$250m on its opening weekend.

The last Avengers movie, which screened three years ago, made $15.7m on its opening weekend.

Its nearest competitor at the Australian weekend box office was Amy Schumer’s film I Feel Pretty, which made $1.502m over the weekend, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

Slightly behind Schumer’s film was Peter Rabbit, which achieved an additional $1.227m. Since its premiere, it has made just over $24m.

Horror film A Quiet Place added $894,408 to its total earnings over the weekend, making slightly more than new film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with $892,988.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) $21,239,893 940 $29,941,015
I Feel Pretty (Eone) $1,502,535 268 $5,878,458
Peter Rabbit (Sony) $1,227,543 304 $25,407,138
Quiet Place, A (Paramount) $894,408 248 $10,369,132
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (Studiocanal) $892,998 226 $2,867,086
Sherlock Gnomes (Paramount) $636,112 273 $5,991,451
Rampage (Wb) $623,861 254 $7,838,498
Isle Of Dogs (Fox) $249,841 104 $2,341,337
Ready Player One (Roadshow) $222,718 186 $13,616,770
Blockers (Universal) $186,653 123 $10,137,422
Early Man (Studiocanal) $185,028 175 $1,785,478
Truth Or Dare (Universal) $178,623 144 $2,588,641
Super Troopers 2 (Fox) $140,828 87 $736,442
Wrinkle In Time, A (Disney) $129,061 77 $4,186,311
The Death Of Stalin (Madman) $103,735 52 $2,061,652
Loveless (Palace) $95,418 19 $183,541
Love, Simon (Fox) $88,993 99 $5,547,490
Gurrumul (Madman) $84,704 25 $292,321
Unsane (Fox) $79,833 40 $101,721
The Party (Madman) $72,111 33 $720,178

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