‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breaks Records With Planet Sized Box Office Haul

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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April 29th, 2018

Content Editor, Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

Avengers: Infinity War has now joined the record books with an estimated global haul of $630 million, making it one of the highest grossing worldwide weekends in box office history. All these numbers do not include event count China, which has been granted a May 11th release date.

Domestically, the film debuted with $106 million on Friday (No. 2 of all time), continued with $83 million on Saturday (No. 1 of all time), and an estimated $61 million on Sunday (No. 1 of all time), for a domestic opening of $250 million, which marks the highest opening weekend of all time (beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ $248 million.

The international opening of $380 million represents the second-highest international opening weekend ever after only The Fate of the Furious‘ $443 million, which included $185 million from China. Avengers: Infinity War posted the highest opening weekend in industry history in Korea, India (western), Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Central America, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, South Africa, Turkey (non-local), UAE and West Africa.

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The international highlights so far include: UK ($42.2M); Korea ($39.2M); Mexico ($25.1M); Australia ($23.0M); Brazil ($18.8M); India ($18.6M); France ($17.7M); Germany ($14.7M); Philippines ($12.5M); Italy ($11.0M); Thailand ($10.0M); Indonesia ($9.6M); Taiwan ($9.5M); Japan ($9.0M); Malaysia ($8.4M); and Spain ($8.3M).

The $630 million means the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grossed a whopping $15.39 billion to date since Iron Man released in 2008. Black Panther also has passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi claiming the No. 9 spot on the all-time global list with $1.333 billion.

Bravo Marvel Studios! Ten years of build-up has paid off big time with the critical acclaim and overall box office numbers. But have you seen the epic? Let us know in the comment section below.

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too significant for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in U.S. theaters nationwide. It runs 149 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references.

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