Avengers: Infinity War smashes superhero box office record with £60m takings

Lewis Collier
May 16, 2018

The American superhero flick is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers and is produced by Marvel Studios.

Despite its huge opening, Infinity War still didn't beat out The Fate of the Furious for No.1 opening weekend in China.

Also hoping to benefit from the Mother's Day timing was Overboard, which earned $10.1 million to take fourth place after its debut at No. 2 behind Avengers last weekend.

The debut of Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) "Avengers: Infinity War" in China over the weekend drew in $200 million, which now ranks it in the top five worldwide film releases. But as massive and action-packed as the movie is, not every Marvel Cinematic Universe character actually appears on screen.

It also beat the £51.9 million taken in 2012 by Marvel Avengers Assemble to become the most successful Marvel movie ever in the UK.

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Now, AIW is the fifth highest-grossing film of all-time in global markets, only behind Avatar ($2.02 billion), Titanic ($1.52 billion), Furious 7 ($1.16 billion), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($1.13 billion). It's going to pass "Jurassic World" at No. 4. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

"Avengers 3" passed $500 million at the domestic box office over the weekend for a current domestic gross of $547,829,103. It stands at $696 million domestic and $645 million foreign for $1.34 billion.

Where do you think Avengers: Infinity War will end up on the all-time worldwide chart?

Nonetheless, as those who've already seen the film now know, Infinity War's deaths aren't created equal. It's now the third highest-grossing superhero film stateside, only behind The Avengers' $623 million and Black Panther's $696 million. It is now at $ 61.8 billion mark. Will you be watching Deadpool 2 this weekend?

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