Avengers: Infinity War officially crosses $2 billion mark worldwide

13 June, 2018, 16:42 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Becomes Fourth Pic To Cross $2 Billion Global Mark

It's a bit interesting that this list of $2 billion movies now strictly belongs to either Disney films or films directed by James Cameron. It speaks volumes about the marketing campaign that Marvel waged for this movie and it validates their decision to move Infinity War's release up a week.

The superhero tent pole opened to $257.6 million last weekend, attaining the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time.

Infinity War is just the fourth film in industry history to reach this milestone, the third to do so in its initial run, and the second to do so from The Walt Disney Studios (joining Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Of Infinity War's current $2.002 billion total, $656 million comes from the USA, making it the fifth-biggest domestic film of all time. The other three films came out during December, when studios tend to release their prestige films in time to qualify for Oscar consideration.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo received death threats from fans due to Hawkeye's absence in "Avengers: Infinity War", Jeremy Renner revealed. In China, the film's biggest overseas territory, and the second highest-collecting region after North America, Infinity War has raked in an excellent gross of $369.7 million until 12 June. Infinity War posted opening weekend numbers of over Rs 120 crore.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Becomes Fourth Pic To Cross $2 Billion Global Mark
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Soars to $2 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

He may not be the most powerful hero, but Iron Man is clearly the heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Actor Josh Brolin played the supervillain, Thanos.

2019 will also see the release of Captain Marvel and a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and both films are expected to make close to $1 billion worldwide, according to a Forbes report.

However, there are still some elements of Infinity War that fans are having a hard time getting over, like the fact that Thanos isn't even the most disliked character in the movie. The same report predicts a sure-shot $2 billion gross for Avengers 4.


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