‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Sets A New Domestic And Global Box Office Records
Variety.com: At the decade mark, the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows no sign of losing momentum.
In fact, its latest installment — “Avengers: Infinity War” — supercharged to not just the biggest opening for a Marvel movie, but the best domestic and global debuts of all time.
“Infinity War” bowed to a heroic $258 million in North America this weekend, along with $382 million internationally for a grand total of $640 million globally. And the tentpole hasn’t even opened in China yet. That’s a towering pinnacle for any franchise to reach, let alone a film series in its 19th installment.
The haul easily surpassed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — which bowed with $248 million in 2015 — as the biggest domestic opening ever. It also tops “The Fate of the Furious” as the highest global opening weekend of all time. The eighth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise previously held the top spot for its $542 million worldwide debut.
Its domestic opening also flies ahead of its Marvel predecessors. Prior to “Infinity War,” the original “Avengers” had the highest opening to date for a Marvel film, debuting with $207.4 million. Its sequel, “Age of Ultron,” launched with $191 million. In total, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has earned over $15 billion worldwide.