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.
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