Avengers: Infinity War estimated to break global opening weekend record

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In its 11th weekend, the tentpole made $4.6 million, bringing its domestic total to $688 million. An estimated that $250 million was collected in USA and Canadian theaters, beating independent forecasts of about $230 million. That film opened to $248 million in sales in its opening weekend in December 2015.

Going into this weekend, the domestic box office was down about 3% compared to previous year, but thanks to the big opening from "Infinity War" the 2018 North American box office is now up 3%, according to comScore. Rivals avoided the weekend, meaning the Marvel superhero mash-up is facing little competition from other new releases.

Dwayne Johnson's Rampage and Black Panther round out the top five with £5.1 million and £3.3 million, respectively.

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On a global scale, the movie has already taken over $630million (£450m), and has broken the United States box offices by becoming the highest global opening weekend with a staggering $250m (£180m). What makes this particular box office record impressive is that the movie does not premiere in China until next week.

Official figures will come out on Monday, but this would put Avengers ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $248m take. The worldwide opening of the new Avengers movie also notches the top spot.

The single opening day for the Marvel sequel is now only second behind The Force Awakens as well. Those numbers are not easy when a film delivers a cliffhanger ending like Infinity War, and where moviegoers walk out of the theater sad, angry, frustrated, anxious, and maybe even confused. But now 2 days Avengers Infinity Box Office Collection is incredible. Thanos seeks a collection of Infinity Stones, which together will give him the power to destroy all life in the universe. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scarlett Johansson stars in the film as Black Widow. The movie is also the third biggest opener from Disney.

Most box office prognosticators seemed to agree it'd have no problem clearing the $191M mark established by Avengers: Age of Ultron, but would it have the juice to topple Black Panther's $202M opening?

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