AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Hitting $1 Billion Worldwide in Record Time

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Everyone knew that Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War would easily pass $1 billion at the worldwide box office. But what people (probably) didn’t expect was just how fast it’d achieve that benchmark.

Per Deadline, Infinity War hit $974.5 million worldwide on Friday, and it will pass the billion mark sometime today. It took the film 11 days to do so, setting a new record – and it’s not out in China until the 11th. The previous record holder, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, took 12 days to reach a billion.

Infinity War marks Marvel’s sixth movie to hit a billion. The other titles were Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and the first two Avengers films. At this rate, Infinity War should end up being Marvel’s highest grossing film of all time – but could it reach $2 billion? Time will tell.

Infinity War is projected for a big second weekend, grossing an estimated $120.2 million. If it holds, that would give the film the second-biggest sophomore weekend ever, behind The Force Awakens‘ $149.2 million. It is also the second fastest film to pass $400 million in North America with 9 days of release; The Force Awakens did that in 8 days.

Stay tuned for more box office updates as we have them.

Paul Romano

Editor-In-Chief at WOBAM! Entertainment
Founder and EIC of WOBAM! Entertainment. Christian. Student. Watcher of movies and TV, reader of comics, all that good stuff.
Founder and EIC of WOBAM! Entertainment. Christian. Student. Watcher of movies and TV, reader of comics, all that good stuff.