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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Shatters Box Office Records

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Shatters Box Office Records‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Shatters Box Office Records

Disney and Marvel continue to push the superhero envelope at the box office, with “Avengers: Infinity War” delivering their latest victory.

The mega mashup smashed a number of records in its global debut over the weekend, less than three months after Marvel’s Black Panther began its own historic run, Hollywood Reporter wrote.

Directed by the Russo brothers, Infinity War is the most ambitious jamboree of superheroes ever on the big screen and comes as Marvel Studios celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Here are some of the movie’s box-office achievements. It earned $250 million in its first weekend, besting fellow Disney title “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($248 million).

The tentpole movie debuted to $380 million overseas for a global blastoff of $630 million, nearly $100 million more than the previous record holder, Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” ($541.9 million).

Thanks to a day-and-date debut in China where Infinity War does not open until May 11, “Fate of the Furious” still boasts the top international opening with $443.2 million (which included $184.9 million from the Middle Kingdom). Infinity War ranks as the No. 2 foreign bow of all time.

Marvel’s “The Avengers” was the previous record holder for top superhero launch in North America ($207.4 million), while Warner Bros. and DC’s “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” ($422.5 million) held the global crown.

Fueled by word of mouth, Infinity War took in $83 million on Saturday, well ahead of the previous record holder, Universal’s “Jurassic World” ($69.6m). The latter had the advantage of opening in the heart of summer, when kids were out of school.

Infinity War scored the highest debut ever in South Korea ($39.2m), Mexico ($25.1m), Brazil ($18.8m), the Philippines ($12.5m), Thailand ($10m), Indonesia ($9.6m) and Malaysia ($8.4m). In India ($18.6m), it was the biggest bow for a Western title ever and has already surpassed the entire runs of The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. It also has already topped the first Avengers and Ultron in the Philippines.

 

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