The most ambitious crossover ever to date Avengers: Infinity War has just passed its third weekend and is still checking off records like it’s a hobby for the film.
Domestically, the film only dropped around 46%, earning $61.8 million and surpassed $500 million domestically this past Friday, the 15th day of the film’s domestic showing. With 15 days, Avengers: Infinity War has the second fastest time to achieve this landmark. The previous record for second best was held by Star Wars: The Last Jedi which did it in 16 days. The fastest time is held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens which reached $500 million in only ten days during 2015. Disney’s only threat is itself.
This movie is also now the eight biggest movie ever in America with a total gross of $547 million. It has recently surpassed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532 mil) and The Dark Knight ($534 mil). The only competitors left against it are Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($620), The Avengers ($623), Jurassic World ($652), Titanic ($659), Black Panther ($696), Avatar ($760) and The Force Awakens ($937). It is one of the six Disney releases in the top 10.
There is much speculation on where the film will peak at, particularly whether it will be overcome the $696 million of Black Panther which is still in theatres domestically despite the DVD for the film being released this Tuesday. In fact, Black Panther is still in the domestic top 10, earning $1.9 million this past weekend. Avengers: Infinity War might overcome $696 but it won’t be easy with Deadpool 2 premiering this weekend and Solo: A Star Wars Story opening the next weekend. The summer is packed indeed.
Meanwhile, the team-up film opened in China, grossing about $200 million. Not adjusting inflation rates, this is a phenomenal achievement for Disney, considering two years ago Captain America: Civil War only made $180 million during its entire span in the country and Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed approximately $240 million in its 2015 run. Avengers: Infinity War probably will become the biggest super hero movie in China.
Avengers: Infinity War is also now the second film to achieve over $200 million openings in two different territories, according to Forbes. It made $250+ in North America and $200+ in China.
Internationally, this movie is the 5th biggest of all-time with a current total of 1.606 billion in 19 days. This also makes it the biggest super hero film of all time. $65 million more will allow it to takedown Jurassic World leaving only the movies that have grossed over $2 billion above it: Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068), Titanic ($2.187) and Avatar ($2.788).
Avengers: Infinity War might beat Jurassic World but probably won’t tangle with the other films due to the stiff competition it has this summer. The pack of films with at least $2 billion were all released during the December holiday seasons of 2015, 2009 and 1997 respectively. Will Avengers: Infinity War be hot enough to burnout its opponents?
Though the film does have a good chance at having the largest gross ever for a summer movie release (even though it technically was released during the spring). If Avengers: Infinity War beats Jurassic World, it will be the biggest summer blockbuster of all-time, a record it would probably maintain at least until next year before Avengers 4 is released to the world.
Other Records for the Massive Hit
It is the biggest Hollywood movie ever in Brazil ($55.6m), Central America, Bolivia ($1.517m), Venezuela ($1.371m), Latin America as a region, the Philippines ($21.8m), Indonesia ($28m), Malaysia ($16.6m), Singapore ($8.96m), India ($41m) and Vietnam, according to Forbes.
It has the fourth largest third-weekend total gross 61.8 million which is behind Black Panther ($64), Avatar ($68) and The Force Awakens ($90m). Adjusted for inflation, it’s the seventh largest third-weekend total gross, according to Forbes.
Right now, the universe belongs to Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War.
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