Avengers: Infinity War crosses $1 billion at the worldwide box-office
The Marvel juggernaut accomplished the feat in a record 11 days
Avengers: Infinity War has entered the billion dollar club. In a milestone that seemed inevitable right from the get go, Infinity War has passed $1 billion at the global box-office. Furthermore, it has achieved this feat in a record 11 days, beating the previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens which took 12 days to attain that record (the days begin counting right from the movie’s first release which in the case of Infinity War happened on April 25, internationally). The movie looks set to take in more than $120 million in the current weekend which should also help push its domestic total past $450 million.
Already, the movie has raced past several films in the MCU and other Marvel properties owned by Fox and Sony while having beaten every DCEU film across the board. Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is now only sixth behind The Avengers ($1.5 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion), Black Panther ($1.3 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion), and Captain America: Civil War ($1.1 billion), the latter two of which it should easily sail past by the end of next week. It has also beaten all Spider-Man movies including the top performing Spider-Man ($890 million), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880 million) as also The Amazing Spider-Man ($758 million), while also having left every superhero film produced by Fox behind including their highest grossing movies X-Men: Days of Future Past ($748 million) and Deadpool ($783 million). Finally, it has now beaten every film in the DCEU including Man of Steel ($667 million), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873 million), Suicide Squad ($747 million), Wonder Woman ($822 million) and finally Justice League ($653 million) which it obliterated by a long shot. And all this, despite the fact that the movie has yet to open in China.
Avengers: Infinity War is also setting and breaking several other box-office records in its run. Besides being the fastest to the billion dollar club, it has helped Disney enter $3 billion in global ticket sales in 2018, beating their previous record in 2016 by two days. It already holds the best opening weekend records of all time. And it looks set for another strong weekend at a near 50% drop, although with no real competition in sight until the May 18 release of Deadpool 2, it’s hold on the box-office could be both longer and bigger. Clearly the movie looks all set to annihilate the box-office and we should hear several such interesting stories about it in the next few weeks.