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Well, it’s officially here.
The biggest [Marvel] movie of all time, Avengers: Infinity War, landed this past week, and, as anyone could have predicted, has absolutely smashed all records.
Within its opening weekend, Infinity War brought in a whopping $250 million at the domestic box office – overtaking the previous record of $248 million held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The margin is ever so slight, of course, but it is now official; Infinity War has the biggest domestic opening of all time.
This goes alongside the other records Infinity War broke this weekend;
- Biggest Saturday ever with $83 million (beating both Jurassic World and The Avengers‘ $69.9 million)
- Biggest Sunday ever with $61 million (beating The Force Awakens $60.6 million)
- Biggest international opening ever with $630 million worldwide (beating The Fate of the Furious‘ $541.9 million)
- Only the third superhero movie to have passed the $200 million mark in their opening weekend (The Avengers and Black Panther pulled in $207.4 million and $202 million respectively)
- Disney now owns the top three biggest openings ever, with Infinity War, The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming in first, second and third, respectively.
And all of this is taken into consideration without the highly lucrative Chinese market (Infinity War doesn’t open in China until 11th May)
For anyone who still hasn’t seen it (and is working so hard to avoid any and all spoilers on social media), Avengers: Infinity War is currently showing in cinemas up and down the country.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillen, Pom Klementieff, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Hiddleston, Josh Brolin, and many, many, many more.