Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

"Avengers: Infinity War" reaches new milestone at weekend box office

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Ginger Lopez | 15 May, 2018, 22:34

Infinity War' grossed $200 million its opening weekend in China, making it that nation's second-largest debut of all time. The fourth "Avengers" film is due out next year.

$200 million opening weekend haul in China powers Avengers: Infinity War's global total to $1.05 billion. It's now the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, but that won't last.

Well, the aforementioned The Fate of the Furious opened to $190 million in China and went on to gross about $383 million there when all was said and done.

The film has supplanted the lifetime worldwide total of films such as Jurassic World ($1.019 billion) and The Fate of the Furious ($1.010 billion), courtesy of the extraordinary opening in China, as of May 13. Count on it. Will it reach "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at No. 3?

In an interview with HuffPost over the weekend, Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussed the fates of several popular characters following the tragic finale. On Saturday, it became the second-fastest film to cross the $500 million mark at the domestic box office. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.




During the weekend, AIW raced past the lifetime domestic total of films such as Beauty and the Beast ($504 million), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532 million) and The Dark Knight ($534 million) to become the eighth-highest domestic release of all-time. In the video, Brolin, unfamiliar with Fortnite, notes that he didn't remember Thanos flying at any point in Infinity War, but he gladly would have done the motion capture for the dancing.

The Disney/Marvel blockbuster is now also the top film of 2018, surpassing Black Panther's earnings of $9.7 million.

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.

Now that Infinity War is entertaining fans in cinemas around the world, certain details regarding the film's inner workings are starting to come to light.

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