'Avengers: Infinity War,' buoyed by China, becomes the biggest superhero movie ever

15 May, 2018, 22:37 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
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"Infinity War" has set the Box Office on fire.

It was certainly a powerful moment in the film, especially for Peter and Gamora's relationship, which now spans three movies. That total puts Avengers: Infinity War in the worldwide top 5 films of all time. It's now the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, but that won't last.

Domestically, "Infinity War" grossed $61.8 million last weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, to win its third straight weekend. In North American currency, that makes the film the highest opener for a Hollywood film. Its direct sequel, the still-officially-untitled Avengers 4, is due out in theaters May 3, 2019.

Incidentally, the previous all-time movie record-holder was from the same franchise, with the original Marvel's The Avengers grossing S$13.7 million in 2012.

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Infinity War' grossed $200 million its opening weekend in China, making it that nation's second-largest debut of all time.

Disney/Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War", which introduces reigning baddie Thanos (Josh Brolin) in full, is the biggest superhero movie ever, before adjusting for inflation. The Saturday gross of $77.49 million is the best single day gross ever of all-time for a foreign film in China. Within 11 days, it became the fastest film to hit $1 billion in global sales, besting "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which hit $1 billion in global sales. The third week and fourth-weekend run would be crucial to the film's final results since 20th Century Fox's Deadpool 2 is slated to release on 18 May in 4,250 locations. 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. I'm not saying it can't happen (the movie has defied all expectations at every turn) I just don't think it will.

Infinity War continues to dominate box offices worldwide and has broken records in Singapore with its impressive haul.

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