“The Intruder,” starring Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good and Michael Ealy, topped Lionsgate’s romantic comedy “Long Shot,” which opened with $660,000 at 2,500 locations during Thursday night preview showings. STX’s animated comedy “UglyDolls” took in $300,000 at 2,250 sites on Thursday night.
The trio of new titles is expected to battle for second place this weekend in the $9 million to $16 million range as counter-programmers while moviegoers remain focused on Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” which opened with a stunning $357 million last weekend. The blockbuster could set a record for biggest domestic second weekend of all time. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” currently holds that distinction with $149.2 million.
On Wednesday, “Avengers: Endgame” collected $25.3 million, bringing its North American haul to $452.3 million after only six days. It’s already the 17th-highest domestic grosser of all time and