"Avengers: Infinity War" is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business.
Disney and Marvel's latest collaboration earned $112.5 million from 4,474 locations in its second frame. The second-highest North American grosser, new rom-com "Overboard", trailed in its distant wake at just $14.8 million.
"Infinity War" only barely edged out Disney's "Star Wars: The power Awakens", which spanned the milestone in 12 days.
Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others.
As it stands, Infinity War is crushing it at the box office and earning mostly positive reviews, which may have turned out differently had they tried to use some of the characters from the Marvel TV series. The decrease was lower than the 59% encountered by Age of Ultronin its second weekend but a bit steeper than the 50% experienced by The Avengers. The film stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez as unlikely lovers, and was produced by MGM and Pantelion Films, a Lionsgate-backed production company aimed at Latino audiences.
"Overboard" is now averaging a bleak 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Hanging tough in third place was Paramount's A Quiet Place with an estimated $7.6 million from 3,413 screens.
In fourth place was STX's I Feel Pretty with an estimated $4.9 million from 3,232 theaters. Its North American tally now sits at $37.8 million. Disney has had two films reach that already in 2018 with Infinity War and Black Panther.
Rounding out the top five is Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage". In four weeks, its domestic total is $84.7 million.
The new "Avengers" movie has helped turned around the year's box office fortunes, turning from negative territory to up 5.1 percent over the same period last year, according to ComScore.
The final weekend opener, Electric Entertainment's "Bad Samaritan" launched with $1.6 million from 2,007 locations.