[Updated with latest figures]
Everyone knew that Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War would be a massive hit. The superhero epic assembles almost every hero in the entire MCU, making it the most ambitious crossover event in history. Now, the film has surpassed even the highest of expectations.
Per THR, Infinity War has opened this weekend with $257.7 million. This passes 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million) as the biggest North American opening in box office history. It also blows away every other superhero movie ever, including The Avengers ($207.4 million) and Black Panther ($202 million).
Worldwide, Infinity War fared even better. The movie took in $382.8 million overseas, bringing its worldwide debut to a staggering $640.5 million. This easily surpasses the previous record-holder, The Fate of the Furious, which opened to $541.9 million last year. And Infinity War did this without China, where it will release on May 11th.
Infinity War‘s massive success has also given one last boost to Marvel’s other big blockbuster, Black Panther, which is now in its 11th weekend of release. The Ryan Coogler-directed movie jumped up from #8 back to #5 with an estimated $4.4 million. It’s crazy to see that not only does Marvel currently have two movies playing at once, but each movie has opened to over $200 million and will have made well over $1 billion by the end of its run.
Stay tuned for more box office updates as we have them.
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