Avengers: Infinity War passes $2 billion at box office


"Avengers: Infinity War" became the fastest film to hit the $1 billion worldwide mark, needing only 11 days to do so.

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The decade-long franchise-building exercise of MCU has reaped box-office wonders for the studio through the most ambitious superhero crossover film Infinity War - which has powered the franchise's cumulative grosses to $16.85 billion from 19 movies. Its domestic and worldwide debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5M even without China. The only thing he revealed was that "if you like Infinity War, there's some stuff to come". It broke a number of records when it debuted, including the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time with over $258 million - it was previously held by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". It is now Disney's second highest-grossing film after Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Marvel's biggest release of all time. That means it's unlikely that Infinity War will catch up to Titanic, and Avatar remains untouchable.

The Avengers: Infinity War now has a current worldwide box office gross of $2,002,059,331, with a US gross of $656,059,331, and a foreign gross of $1,346,000,000. It's now the third highest-grossing offshore release of all time behind Avatar ($2.027 billion), and Titanic ($1.528 billion). Its US$257.7 million domestic opening weekend set a new record. This makes Infinity War the fourth film in movie history to earn such a distinction. James Cameron is still, after all these years, king of the world. Actor Jeremy Renner told USA Today that Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo "got way too many death threats" for leaving Hawkeye out of the film.

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Other top territories include United Kingdom ($95.1M), South Korea ($92.8M), Brazil ($65.9M), Mexico ($59.9M), Australia ($46.3M), France ($45.3M), India ($43.6M), Germany ($43.4M), Russian Federation ($34.4M), and Japan ($33.6M).

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.

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