It’s been an amazing weekend for Marvel Studios and Disney. Avengers: Infinity War has exceeded all box office estimates to become the highest grossing opening weekend of all time both in North America and worldwide!
In it’s opening domestic frame the latest Marvel outing was forecast to make anywhere from $230-$250m. It’s been able to reach that upper limit as Disney today announced that the film hit the $250m mark. That storms past the $248m made by Star Wars: The Force Awakens to take the record for highest grossing opening weekend of all time.
That figure also puts the Avengers way ahead of Black Panther which opened to $202m earlier this year.
Internationally Avengers: Infinity War also exceed expectations taking a stupendous $380m. That figure is without China which opens in the coming weeks.
Worldwide the film has opened to $630m again a record. The previous record for highest grossing opening weekend was held by one of the Fast & Furious movies which took $534m. Avengers: Infinity War has been able to blast past that record and then some.
All eyes now turn to how the film will perform in its second weekend next week!
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay. “Avengers: Infinity War” releases in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2018.
Starring in Avengers: Infinity War is BAFTA Award nominee Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin as Thanos, Saturn Award Winner Chris Pratt as Star Lord / Peter Quill, Teen Choice Awards nominee Sebastian Stan as Bucky, four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, ALMA Award winner Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Empire Award winner Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, two-time Saturn Award nominee Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, BAFTA Awards nominee Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet, four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Vin Diesel as Groot, Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, British Independent Film Awards nominee Benedict Wong as Wong, Action on Film Award winner Dave Bautista as Drax, BAFTA Film Award nominee Paul Bettany as Vision, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award winner Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, three-time Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / The Hulk, and two-time Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man.
Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas on April 27, 2019 and is direct by Joe and Anthony Russo from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.