It saw a solid holdover in North America, making $10 million in its second weekend, for a domestic tally of 29.6 million. But we doubt if Big B would have the time to do that! A market that has grown so large, that the only reason we are still seeing Transformers and Fast & Furious films is because China loves that shit. The film is set to quickly break the $200 million mark, which puts it on pace to beat Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is now the highest grossing MCU film in China. In this case, rival studios avoided Avengers as much as possible.
The follow-up, Deadpool 2, is due to be released in the United Kingdom on 16 May. Both films drew overwhelmingly female audiences, too. The Warner Bros. and New Line comedy also opened domestically with $18.5 million for a combined weekend of $21.4 million.
McCarthy, who co-wrote the script with director Ben Falcone, stars as a newly divorced mother who returns to college, only to find herself in class with her daughter. The comedy stars McCarthy as Deanna Miles, who, shortly after her dropping her daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) off at college, learns that her husband (Matt Walsh) is leaving her for another woman (Julie Bowen). Molly Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen and Matt Walsh co-star. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Union's "Breaking In" launched in third with $16.5 million in 2,537 locations. That's well behind the $24.3 million launch of Packer's thriller No Good Deed in 2014.
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Coming to the global market, the film is now the highest worldwide grosses of the year and holds the ninth position in the list of highest grossers of all time. The movie's domestic total through Sunday is $29.6 million.
Number five at the box office was Paramount's sci-fi horror film "A Quiet Place", which stars actor-director John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple silently struggling to protect their family from blind aliens that track their prey by sound. The pic is likewise impressing overseas, where it jumped the $100 mililon mark over the weekend. Internationally, it added a further $281 million this weekend - thanks in no small part to a $200 million debut in China.