Avengers: Infinity War was so last weekend, right?
As we head into another weekend, cinema chains up and down the country (and around the world) are bracing themselves for another busy couple of days as audiences head to their local multiplex to watch Infinity War. Some will be watching the movie for the first time, while others will be using this weekend as the perfect opportunity for a 2nd (3rd or 4th) viewing.
Last week I noted that on Saturday – two days after its opening – Infinity War was being screened 52 at my local Vue cinema. I’ve just done a quick check for tomorrow to see what the situation is this weekend and I can see that the movie has 40 screenings – which is very impressive!
Sunday is the same (another 40 screenings), while Bank Holiday Monday drops ever so slightly to 38 screenings. All pretty amazing stuff to have so many screenings, especially considering how many people have already seen the movie.
Analysts are predicting big numbers this weekend and as mentioned last night, the film is almost certainly going to pass the $1 billion mark within the next couple of days. This is hardly surprising as the movie is the No.1 talking point in cinema at the moment.
In anticipation of Infinity War‘s success, movie studios have wisely chosen to release very little this weekend. In fact, the next big films – Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story – aren’t due out for at least a couple of weeks yet.
On a separate note, while checking the screenings for Infinity War, I noticed that yep, you guessed it, The Greatest Showman is STILL playing.
Can you believe it?
The movie – which is already available to buy digitally – continues to hang on in there, with yet more weekend screenings. Sure, it’s only two screenings on each day, but that’s still more than the likes of Isle of Dogs, Wrinkle in Time and Unsane – three movies which came out long after The Greatest Showman made its debut.
Between success of The Greatest Showman and Infinity War and the awesomeness (yes, that’s a word) of films such as Black Panther and Love, Simon (both still playing) it’s shaping up to be a really interesting year for cinema.