We all knew it was going to be huge, but perhaps not this huge, as Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has shattered the record for the biggest opening weekend in history with a global haul of $630 million.
Domestically, Infinity War has grossed $257 million, itself a record, surpassing Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $248 million haul from 2015.
Add to this a staggering $382 million internationally and Avengers: Infinity War has comfortably topped the previous global record set by The Fate of the Furious ($541.9 million).
The eighth Fast & Furious does however still hold the record for biggest international opening on $444.2 million, although that figure included takings from China and Russia, two markets where Infinity War is yet to open.
Amazingly, Infinity War is now just $18 million shy of Justice League’s total box office run of $658 million, a figure it may well pass on Monday, if not Tuesday at the latest.
It has also overtaken the entire worldwide grosses of The Incredible Hulk ($263.4 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.6 million), Thor ($449.3 million), Ant-Man ($519.3 million), Iron Man ($585.2 million) and Iron Man 2 ($623.9 million) as well as taking the MCU’s total gross to $15.5 billion.
Now the question is, how big can Infinity War go? Is $2 billion a realistic possibility? Let us know in the comments below…
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 stars 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 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), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Terry Notary (Cull Obsidian), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Ebony Maw), Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight), Michael James Shaw (Corvus Glaive) and Peter Dinklage (Eitri).