Weekend Actuals: Avengers: Endgame Falls Just Short of Second-Weekend Record w/ $147.3M, Crosses $2B Worldwide

Monday Update: After destroying the opening weekend record last frame, Disney’s Avengers: Endgame fell to “only” the second-best sophomore weekend ever.

The film earned $147.3M, which is the runner-up spot for a second weekend behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $149.2M. Endgame has the second-best such weekend even after adjusting for ticket price inflation.

The superhero fourth installment declined -58.7%, higher than the sophomore weekend drops for the original Avengers or third installment Infinity War, but a bit milder than for second installment Age of Ultron.

Elsewhere at the box office, the three new films were expected to open roughly equally in competition for the runner-up spot. Sony’s thriller The Intruder took the title, opening in second place with $10.8M.

Lionsgate’s romantic comedy Long Shot started in third place with $9.7M, while STX’s animated UglyDolls debuted in fourth with $8.6M. 

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $198.9M.

That’s -50.5% below last weekend but +17.4% above this same weekend last year, when predecessor Avengers: Infinity War led for a second frame with a $114.7M.

Year-to-date box office stands at $3.68M. That’s -9.6% behind this same date last year, up from -11.1% after last weekend.

Most analysts are still predicting 2019’s box office to ultimately beat 2018’s, on the strength of this year’s anticipated strong upcoming slate of films, especially sequels.

Demographics

A full demographic breakdown of the top 30 movies this weekend, courtesy of BoxofficeProfile by Vertigo, will be posted here once available.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, MAY. 3 – SUN, MAY. 5

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Avengers: Endgame $147,383,211 -59% 4,662 0 $31,614 $621,277,849 2 Disney
2 The Intruder $10,855,054 2,222 $4,885 $10,855,054 1 Sony / Screen Gems
3 Long Shot $9,740,064 3,230 $3,015 $9,740,064 1 Lionsgate
4 UglyDolls $8,603,407 3,652 $2,356 $8,603,407 1 STX Entertainment
5 Captain Marvel $4,282,244 -48% 2,243 -192 $1,909 $420,774,262 9 Disney
6 Breakthrough $3,906,900 -43% 2,884 -29 $1,355 $33,183,412 3 20th Century Fox
7 The Curse of La Llorona $3,702,607 -54% 2,540 -832 $1,458 $48,302,610 3 Warner Bros. / New Line
8 Shazam! $2,504,958 -55% 2,521 -1110 $994 $135,248,748 5 Warner Bros.
9 Dumbo $1,511,608 -57% 1,668 -712 $906 $109,788,200 6 Walt Disney Pictures
10 Little (2019) $1,420,165 -59% 1,359 -760 $1,045 $38,530,490 4 Universal Pictures
11 Penguins $328,976 -71% 1,052 -763 $313 $6,709,805 3 Disney / Disneynature

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 El Chicano $700,261 605 $1,157 $700,261 1 Briarcliff Entertainment
2 Pet Sematary $502,803 -62% 655 -1000 $768 $53,760,022 5 Paramount Pictures
3 Us (2019) $494,860 -58% 599 -656 $826 $173,920,550 7 Universal Pictures
4 Amazing Grace $377,245 -27% 263 16 $1,434 $2,781,578 5 Neon
5 Missing Link $289,507 -73% 707 -881 $409 $16,153,580 4 United Artists Releasing
6 Red Joan $256,119 61% 139 94 $1,843 $518,119 3 IFC Films
7 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $171,470 -28% 245 -37 $700 $159,938,530 14 Universal / DreamWorks Animation
8 The Mustang $155,405 -47% 229 -48 $679 $4,833,075 8 Focus Features
9 After (2019) $135,297 -66% 227 -380 $596 $11,965,231 4 Aviron Pictures
10 Wonder Park $114,835 -39% 195 -54 $589 $45,182,676 8 Paramount
11 Ask Dr. Ruth $93,128 104 $895 $93,128 1 Magnolia Pictures
12 Five Feet Apart $76,390 -45% 153 -106 $499 $45,524,526 8 CBS Films
13 Hellboy $68,593 -81% 179 -748 $383 $21,796,087 4 Lionsgate / Summit
14 Unplanned $63,506 -54% 134 -117 $474 $17,918,514 6 Pure Flix
15 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part $61,235 -28% 152 -27 $403 $105,794,228 15 Warner Bros.
16 The Best of Enemies $50,342 -60% 134 -93 $376 $10,128,316 5 STX Entertainment

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The White Crow $94,915 20% 19 14 $4,996 $206,509 2 Sony Pictures Classics
2 Kalank $84,217 -70% 85 -198 $991 $2,699,301 3 FIP
3 High Life $72,599 -45% 98 -48 $741 $1,086,577 5 A24
4 Hotel Mumbai $70,478 -58% 94 -76 $750 $9,421,681 7 Bleecker Street
5 Hesburgh $65,272 284% 36 34 $1,813 $85,783 2 mTuckman Media
6 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $62,405 59% 98 21 $637 $73,155,333 10 Lionsgate
7 Wild Nights with Emily $59,790 -35% 78 13 $767 $328,856 4 Greenwich Entertainment
8 Hail Satan? $56,093 16% 39 21 $1,438 $164,193 3 Magnolia Pictures
9 Always Miss You $46,720 14 $3,337 $46,720 1 China Lion Film
10 Savage $36,590 19 $1,926 $36,590 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
11 Long Day’s Journey Into Night $36,460 16% 17 4 $2,145 $244,892 4 Kino Lorber
12 Non-Fiction $29,853 2 $14,927 $29,853 1 IFC Films
13 Apollo 11 $29,709 -28% 58 -4 $512 $8,607,052 10 Neon
14 Alita: Battle Angel $29,253 -30% 61 -22 $480 $85,700,643 12 20th Century Fox
15 Isn’t It Romantic $28,109 -40% 80 -40 $351 $48,779,382 12 Warner Bros.
16 Shadow $27,474 4 $6,869 $27,474 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
17 Fighting With My Family $25,565 -6% 45 -15 $568 $22,935,900 12 MGM
18 Woman At War $24,013 -48% 37 -9 $649 $762,300 10 Magnolia Pictures
19 Gloria Bell $18,606 -41% 33 -6 $564 $5,573,984 9 A24
20 Meeting Gorbachev $18,128 2 $9,064 $18,128 1 1091
21 Never Look Away $15,623 -16% 6 0 $2,604 $1,283,436 15 Sony Pictures Classics
22 Sunset $15,571 29% 34 16 $458 $140,001 7 Sony Pictures Classics
23 Little Woods $10,358 -67% 16 -13 $647 $137,225 3 Neon
24 Transit $9,643 -59% 14 -14 $689 $786,662 10 Music Box Films
25 The Public $9,404 -52% 22 -6 $427 $539,208 5 Greenwich Entertainment
26 Sauvage / Wild $7,650 17% 7 5 $1,093 $41,714 4 Strand Releasing
27 Dogman $6,934 -39% 10 1 $693 $62,413 4 Magnolia PicturesMagnolia Pictures
28 Ramen Shop $5,985 -40% 10 1 $599 $64,568 7 Strand Releasing
29 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché $5,821 -32% 7 3 $832 $35,195 3 Zeitgeist Films
30 Diane $5,798 -77% 18 -41 $322 $326,556 6 IFC Films
31 The Beach Bum $5,407 -80% 14 -1 $386 $3,497,595 6 Neon
32 Carmine Street Guitars $5,346 -12% 2 1 $2,673 $17,739 2 Abramorama
33 Rafiki $5,258 -45% 9 2 $584 $57,826 3 Film Movement
34 Ash is Purest White $5,168 143% 10 5 $517 $402,713 8 Cohen Media Group
35 Fast Color $4,802 3% 7 1 $686 $68,373 3 Lionsgate
36 Arctic $4,621 -53% 19 -13 $243 $2,406,743 14 Bleecker Street
37 They Shall Not Grow Old $3,377 -10% 16 1 $211 $17,953,900 20 Warner Bros.
38 Mia and the White Lion $3,260 -55% 5 0 $652 $396,020 4 Ledafilms Entertainment Group
39 Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student’s Journey $3,046 107% 3 2 $1,015 $37,985 4 Kino Lorber
40 High on the Hog $2,703 -74% 3 -3 $901 $38,236 3 Indican Pictures
41 Babylon $2,623 2 $1,312 $83,618 9 Kino Lorber Films
42 The Brink $2,333 -40% 10 -4 $233 $101,437 6 Magnolia Pictures
43 Working Woman $1,852 -29% 1 0 $1,852 $37,926 6 Zeitgeist
44 Chasing Portraits $1,708 0% 1 0 $1,708 $3,952 2 First Run Features
45 The Invisibles $1,618 -43% 3 -1 $539 $404,224 15 Greenwich Entertainment
46 Capernaum $1,326 -61% 3 -6 $442 $1,656,120 21 Sony Pictures Classics
47 The Heiresses $1,286 174% 1 0 $1,286 $73,791 16 Distrib Films US
48 3 Faces $1,064 -15% 4 -1 $266 $67,578 9 Kino Lorber
49 Body at Brighton Rock $985 -43% 3 -5 $328 $3,773 2 Magnolia Pictures
50 Suburban Birds $577 1031% 3 2 $192 $7,352 5 Cinema Guild
51 Ruben Brandt, Collector $512 -19% 2 -1 $256 $115,517 12 Sony Pictures Classics
52 Made Me Do It $337 -62% 1 0 $337 $8,527 4 Indican Pictures
53 Knife+Heart $319 -47% 1 -2 $319 $31,969 8 Altered Innocence
54 Hagazussa $236 1 $236 $12,407 3 Doppelganger Releasing
55 The Last Resort $167 -82% 1 -1 $167 $158,424 20 Kino Lober Films
56 Stan & Ollie $166 -97% 2 -7 $83 $5,467,770 19 Sony Pictures Classics
57 Sorry Angel $98 1 $98 $30,584 12 Strand Releasing
58 Christ Stopped at Eboli $96 -98% 1 -1 $96 $48,159 5 Rialto Pictures

Sunday Update: In one of the year’s least surprising developments, Avengers: Endgame continued to dominate the North American box office in its sophomore frame, shattering yet more records in the process and making every other film in the marketplace look like small potatoes by comparison. Indeed, the Marvel epic’s overwhelming drawing power left little room for a trio of new wide releases aimed at disparate audiences — Long Shot, Uglydolls and The Intruder — all of which struggled to register under Endgame‘s super-sized shadow.

With an estimated $145.8 million, the latest installment in the MCU franchise continued toppling records over the weekend, including fastest film to $600 million in North America (reached in just 10 days, breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ 12-day record) and fastest to $2 billion worldwide, leveling The Force Awakens‘ 47-day record. That said, it dipped a bit more than expected in the U.S. (59%) and as a result fell short of breaking The Force Awakens’ $149.2 million second-weekend record despite an opening weekend ($357.1 million) that came in 44% higher than The Force Awakens‘ $248 million.

With $619.7 million after just ten days of release Endgame is now the ninth highest-grossing movie of all time in North America, just below Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($620.1 million) as well as the first Avengers, which brought in $623.3 million back in 2012.

Overseas, Endgame continued its explosive run with an estimated $282.2 million in its second weekend of release. In China, it’s now the highest-grossing Western release of all time with $575.8 million and third overall behind Wolf Warrior 2 ($854.2 million) and The Wandering Earth ($691.6 million). Its overseas total now stands at $1.569 million, putting it at No. 2 on the list of highest-grossing movies internationally (surpassing Titanic’s $1.548 million). Its total worldwide gross of $2.189 billion also makes it the second highest-grossing film of all time globally, just surpassing Titanic ($2.187 billion) and behind only Avatar ($2.788 billion).

With Endgame continuing to dominate multiplexes, Sony/Screen Gems’ The Intruder finished a distant second with in an estimated $11 million in its opening frame. The domestic thriller starring Meagan Good and Michael Ealy was produced on a reported budget of just $8 million, similar to other inexpensive Screen Gems thrillers like When the Bough Breaks, No Good Deed and The Perfect Guy. That said, those films opened considerably higher with $14.2 million, $24.2 million and $25.8 million, respectively — though of course none had to compete with a giant like Endgame. Nonetheless, this is a decent result that was roughly in line with studio expectations.

Just a hair behind The Intruder in third place was the R-rated Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen comedy Long Shot, which brought in an estimated $10 million in its opening weekend. That was at the conservative end of expectations for the Lionsgate/Summit release, which barely cracked the double-digit millions despite two popular stars and mainly positive reviews (83% on Rotten Tomatoes). The film was clearly being viewed as a counter-programming option to Endgame, but it’s hard not to wonder how this one would have performed had it been a bit further removed from the Marvel behemoth’s opening weekend. The audience here skewed female (56%) and older, with 68% over the age of 35. The latter in particular suggests the film has potential to hold well in the weeks ahead given that older audiences tend not to rush out on opening weekend the way younger moviegoers do.

The third of the weekend’s new releases, STX’s UglyDolls, finished in fourth place with an estimated $8.5 million. That counts as a disappointing result for the animated musical-comedy, which suffered in part from lackluster reviews (34% on Rotten Tomatoes) despite a bold-faced voice cast that includes Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monae and Pitbull. Budgeted at a reported $45 million, the film received a reasonably-good “B+” Cinemascore from opening day audiences, but next weekend’s Pokemon Detective Pikachu looks likely to steal away a good portion of its audience. Co-financed and co-produced by Chinese film company Alibaba Pictures, UglyDolls will be released in China this summer.

In fifth place, Captain Marvel continued to benefit from Endgame’s presence in the marketplace with an estimated $4.3 million in weekend number nine, bringing its total to $420.8 million. Meanwhile, the faith-based drama Breakthrough held well in sixth with an estimated $3.9 million for a total of $33..2 million, while seventh place went to Warner Bros./New Line’s The Curse of La Llorona, which brought in an estimated $3.5 million for $48.1 million after three weeks.

Rounding out the Top 10, Warner Bros.’ Shazam! finished in eighth place with an estimated $2.4 million in its fifth weekend and $135.1 million to date, Little came in ninth with an estimated $1.47 million for $38.5 million after four weeks, and Dumbo grossed an estimated $1.43 million in tenth, bringing the Disney remake to $109.7 million after four weeks in theaters.

Debuting just outside the Top 10 was Briarcliff Entertainment’s Latino superhero movie El Chicano, which grossed an estimated $700K from 605 locations.


Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, MAY. 3 – SUN, MAY. 5

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Avengers: Endgame $145,804,000 -59% 4,662 0 $31,275 $619,698,638 2 Disney
2 The Intruder $11,000,000 2,222 $4,950 $11,000,000 1 Sony / Screen Gems
3 Long Shot $10,025,000 3,230 $3,104 $10,025,000 1 Lionsgate
4 UglyDolls $8,510,000 3,652 $2,330 $8,510,000 1 STX Entertainment
5 Captain Marvel $4,276,000 -49% 2,243 -192 $1,906 $420,768,018 9 Disney
6 Breakthrough $3,948,000 -42% 2,884 -29 $1,369 $33,224,512 3 20th Century Fox
7 The Curse of La Llorona $3,500,000 -56% 2,540 -832 $1,378 $48,100,003 3 Warner Bros. / New Line
8 Shazam! $2,450,000 -56% 2,521 -1110 $972 $135,193,790 5 Warner Bros.
9 Little (2019) $1,474,000 -58% 1,359 -760 $1,085 $38,584,325 4 Universal Pictures
10 Dumbo $1,433,000 -59% 1,668 -712 $859 $109,709,592 6 Walt Disney Pictures
11 Penguins $344,000 -70% 1,052 -763 $327 $6,724,829 3 Disney / Disneynature

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 El Chicano $700,432 605 $1,158 $700,432 1 Briarcliff Entertainment
2 Pet Sematary $500,000 -62% 655 -1000 $763 $53,757,219 5 Paramount Pictures
3 Us (2019) $496,000 -58% 599 -656 $828 $173,921,690 7 Universal Pictures
4 Missing Link $278,048 -74% 707 -881 $393 $16,142,121 4 United Artists Releasing
5 Red Joan $253,814 59% 139 94 $1,826 $515,814 3 IFC Films
6 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $182,000 -23% 245 -37 $743 $159,949,060 14 Universal / DreamWorks Animation
7 The Mustang $151,000 -48% 229 -48 $659 $4,828,670 8 Focus Features
8 After (2019) $145,000 -64% 227 -380 $639 $11,974,934 4 Aviron Pictures
9 Wonder Park $110,000 -42% 195 -54 $564 $45,177,841 8 Paramount
10 Five Feet Apart $80,000 -42% 153 -106 $523 $45,528,136 8 CBS Films
11 Hellboy $65,000 -82% 179 -748 $363 $21,792,494 4 Lionsgate / Summit
12 The Best of Enemies $50,000 -60% 134 -93 $373 $10,127,974 5 STX Entertainment

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The White Crow $98,495 25% 19 14 $5,184 $210,089 2 Sony Pictures Classics
2 Kalank $97,000 -65% 85 -198 $1,141 $2,712,084 3 FIP
3 High Life $79,000 -41% 98 -48 $806 $1,092,978 5 A24
4 Hotel Mumbai $69,740 -59% 94 -76 $742 $9,420,943 7 Bleecker Street
5 Hesburgh $67,925 299% 36 34 $1,887 $88,436 2 mTuckman Media
6 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $60,000 53% 98 21 $612 $73,152,928 10 Lionsgate
7 Wild Nights with Emily $58,014 -36% 78 13 $744 $327,080 4 Greenwich Entertainment
8 The Chaperone $47,310 -34% 46 -4 $1,028 $416,471 6 PBS Distribution
9 Her Smell $31,483 1% 63 23 $500 $218,204 4 Gunpowder & Sky
10 Shadow $30,100 4 $7,525 $30,100 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
11 Non-Fiction $29,056 2 $14,528 $29,056 1 IFC Films
12 Apollo 11 $26,700 -35% 58 -4 $460 $8,604,043 10 Neon
13 Alita: Battle Angel $21,000 -50% 43 -40 $488 $85,692,390 12 20th Century Fox
14 Gloria Bell $20,500 -34% 33 -6 $621 $5,575,878 9 A24
15 Never Look Away $15,013 -20% 6 0 $2,502 $1,282,826 15 Sony Pictures Classics
16 Little Woods $10,700 -66% 16 -13 $669 $137,567 3 Neon
17 Carmine Street Guitars $5,430 -11% 2 1 $2,715 $17,823 2 Abramorama
18 The Beach Bum $5,325 -80% 14 -1 $380 $3,497,513 6 Neon

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