Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary year got off to a great start last month with the release of Black Panther, which pulled in the second-biggest four day opening in history and will pass the $800 million mark this weekend.
And of course, there’s more success for Marvel on the horizon with next month’s hugely-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, with Box Office Pro predicting that – unsurprisingly – the movie is set to enjoy one of the biggest openings in box office history.
According to the site, Infinity War will debut to around $215 million in North American, which would put it ahead of The Avengers ($207.4 million) and Black Panther ($202 million) to give Marvel its biggest ever opening, and the third biggest of all time after Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 million).
The report also predicts that Infinity War will end up with around $540 million domestically, second to The Avengers on $623 million, as “if the film leaves moviegoers on a hard cliffhanger in combination with possible deaths of beloved characters that Marvel films have generally avoided up to this point, staying power could turn out to be more frontloaded like that of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, as opposed to the more widely crowd-pleasing first Avengers, Black Panther, first Guardians, first Iron Man, etc. that displayed incredible legs by tripling their already-massive opening weekend grosses.”
It is of course difficult to make accurate predictions at this point, as we saw with Black Panther, which was originally tracking just $90 million back in December according to the same source. Given the excitement for Infinity War, and the fact that it promises to have a “payoff for every narrative thread” established in the MCU so far, don’t be surprised if it manages to go higher than $215 million, and perhaps even put up a challenge to The Force Awakens?
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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.