'Avengers: Infinity War,' buoyed by China, becomes the biggest superhero movie ever
- Author: Marlene Weaver May 16, 2018,
May 16, 2018, 5:31
Sadly, Indian film industry does not make many superhero films but Hollywood fills the gap by making some fascinating films that rule the hearts of Indians.
Box office figures of that size would probably be enough to stop Avengers: Infinity War ending up as 2018's biggest film in the UK.
With Thursday previews bringing in $39 million (Rs 263 crore), Infinity War crossed the previous Marvel record of $27 million, set by Age of Ultron.
"Star Wars The Last Jedi", "Frozen", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Fate of the Furious", and "Iron Man 3" are right behind those titles.
Coming from Feige, that could easily mean a whole lot of nothing, but the truth is that the MCU is going to need to introduce a new era of heroes to the world in order for it to move forward.
Now, AIW is the fifth highest-grossing film of all-time in worldwide markets, only behind Avatar ($2.02 billion), Titanic ($1.52 billion), Furious 7 ($1.16 billion), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($1.13 billion). With a domestic gross of almost $553 million, Avengers: Infinity War has made almost $1.639 billion dollars in less than three weeks.
China's opening helped it make $281.3 million internationally just over the weekend.
Beware, there are spoilers for Infinity War below.
The film has also become the fastest film to cross US$1 billion (S$1.34 billion) globally, with the possibility that it could hit US$2 billion by the end of its theatrical run, according to Forbes. It's now the third highest-grossing superhero film stateside, only behind The Avengers' $623 million and Black Panther's $696 million. It crossed the big billion-dollar threshold in record time, and it looks like Deadpool 2 is eyeing a solid opening weekend for itself.