The juggernaut that is Marvel Studios can’t be stopped. The highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War — the beginning of the culmination of 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies — took in a whopping $640.9 million globally in its opening weekend. Definitely an ambitious title reuniting the Avengers with other Marvel superheroes including Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War cost around $300 million to make.
It’s opening global take smashes the previous $541.9 million record held by The Fate of the Furious by almost $100 million. The movie also took in $258.2 million in North America edging out Star Wars: The Force Awakens by $10 million to take the record for the biggest domestic opening weekend. Interestingly enough, the global numbers don’t include China — a huge feat in itself — as the movie doesn’t come out there until May 11th.
Other records that the movie broke include the biggest Saturday box office take in North America with $83 million and the biggest Sunday at $69 million.
Given its impressive opening weekend, Avengers: Infinity War could be on track to easily overtake the recently released Black Panther as the highest grossing superhero movie in North America which currently sits at $688 million at the box office. Interestingly enough, Black Panther climbed up three spots this weekend from 8 (last weekend) to 5, taking in another $4.4 million. The opening weekend take for Avengers: Infinity War also means that Disney now has the top three spots for highest opening weekends of all time, and rounds out the top 10 with six total movies in the list.
The fourth, and final, as of yet untitled Avengers movie will hit theatres in May 2019 and round out Phase 3 of the MCU, making way for Phase 4 with new stories and new characters. It will definitely be interesting to see what the next 10 years of the MCU brings…
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