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‘Avengers: Endgame’ blows past $2 billion and more box-office records in 2nd weekend

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This image released by Disney shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

LOS ANGELES — “Avengers: Endgame” continued its theatrical reign into a second weekend, swallowing the bulk of the box office and leaving newcomers such as “The Intruder,” “Long Shot” and “UglyDolls” to fight for scraps.

Disney’s superhero blockbuster added $145.8 million in its second weekend (a 59 percent drop) for a cumulative $619.7 million, becoming the fastest movie ever to get to $600 million domestically, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore.

Globally, it surpassed the $2 billion mark, earning $2.189 billion after just 11 days of global release, a new record. (“Avatar,” the previous record-holder, took 47 days to reach the benchmark and grossed $2.788 billion over the course of its theatrical run.)

“Endgame” is among just five films ever to reach $2 billion, joining its predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War” ($2.048 billion) to become the second Marvel film on the list and the third Disney film, with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($2.068 billion), “Avatar” and “Titanic” ($2.187 billion) rounding out the list.

“Endgame” currently stands as the No. 2 film of all time behind only “Avatar.”

In second place, by quite a distance, Sony’s “The Intruder” premiered with $11 million.

The thriller stars Michael Ealy and Meagan Good as young homeowners who are terrorized by the house’s previous owner (Dennis Quaid). It earned a dismal 27 percent “rotten” score on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

In third place, Lionsgate’s “Long Shot” debuted with a lackluster $10 million.

Starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, the romantic comedy earned a B CinemaScore and an 83 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

At No. 4, STX Entertainment’s “UglyDolls” opened with a disappointing $8.5 million.

The animated musical comedy, based on a brand of toys of the same name, features the voices of Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas, among others. It earned mixed reviews with a B-plus CinemaScore and a 34 percent “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rounding out the top five, Disney’s “Captain Marvel” added $4.3 million in its ninth weekend for a cumulative $420.8 million.

At No. 6, Fox’s faith-based “Breakthrough” toted up an additional $3.9 million in its third weekend for a cumulative $33.2 million and Warner Bros.’ “The Curse of La Llorona” came in seventh, adding $3.5 million for a cumulative $48.1 million.

Among limited releases, IFC Films’ “Non-Fiction,” directed by Olivier Assayas and starring Juliette Binoche, opened with $29,056 in two locations for an average of $14,528.

This week, Warner Bros. releases the family-friendly “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” STX Entertainment opens the comedy “Poms,” Fox Searchlight debuts the drama “Tolkien” and United Artists Releasing reveals the comedy “The Hustle.”

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