Three weeks out from its release, Deadline is reporting that official tracking on Marvel’s superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War is pointing to a domestic opening weekend in excess of $200 million.
This figure would comfortably surpass the previous April record holder Furious 7 ($147 million), and put it in line with the three-day weekend of Marvel’s previous release Black Panther, which debuted to a whopping $202 million in February.
Given the event feel of the movie – which brings together virtually the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe – Disney and Marvel must surely be hoping (and quietly confident) that Infinity War tops the $207.4 million opening weekend of 2012’s The Avengers, which remains the superhero studio’s biggest domestic opener to date, and the fourth biggest of all time behind Jurassic World ($208.8 million), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million).
What are your predictions for Infinity War’s opening weekend? Will it surpass The Avengers? Could it even challenge Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the biggest weekend of all time?
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.