It was a feat that everyone saw coming from far away, even though the movie itself has been slowly inching towards it in the last few days. Avengers: Infinity War finally added another $2 million to its total to move past $2 billion worldwide. In doing so, it has become the fourth highest grossing movie of all time and only the fourth movie to achieve this feat behind Avatar ($2.8 billion), Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2 billion). It is also the second fastest to accomplish this feat at 48 days, taking just a day more than Avatar which crossed that milestone in 47 days. At this point, it seems all but a given that Infinity War will pass The Force Awakens in a matter of days and also has a shot at surpassing Titanic to claim the second highest grossing movie from James Cameron.
Domestically too, it looks like Infinity War will move ahead of Titanic in a day or two. The movie recently surpassed the $652 million domestic haul of 2015’s Jurassic World and has been steadily adding anything between $1 – $3 million every day to its North American total. Should it be able to continue this streak and should Marvel let it run in theaters throughout July, it could very well end up ahead of the record $699 million that Black Panther posted. It will however be difficult to beat Avatar at $760 million and even more so, The Force Awakens with its immense $936 million which is sure to remain untouched for quite a while.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe itself, the movie is the highest grosser among all 18 movies globally. When accounting for domestic totals, it is second only to February’s Black Panther which, as we just said, it could probably exceed if it continues its splendid run. What’s also notable is that Infinity War is now the only summer movie to move past $2 billion – all other movies released during the December fall season with Avatar in 2009, Titanic in 1997 and The Force Awakens in 2015 respectively. This makes Avengers: Infinity War the highest grossing summer movie of all time worldwide.
Its current split stands at $655 million domestic and $1.34 billion internationally. The movie’s release was pulled up by a week to allow it to open day and date with its international markets. The strategy worked well and Infinity War opened to a $258 million domestic and $630 million worldwide weekend, continuing a streak undeterred for three weeks until Deadpool 2 entered the fray. Among its top grossing markets are China ($357 million), the United Kingdom ($94 million) and South Korea ($92.5 million), Brazil ($64 million) and Mexico ($59 million). It has also grossed more than $40 million in several markets such as Australia, France, Germany and India. Repeat viewings, great reviews and positive word of mouth certainly helped the movie towards its grand total.
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Avengers: Infinity War is currently in theaters.