Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

'Avengers: Infinity War' Is Setting All Kinds Of Box Office Records

'Avengers: Infinity War' Is Setting All Kinds Of Box Office Records

It was a record-breaking weekend for the North American box office as Avengers: Infinity War steamrolled the competition with heroic takings of $250m, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

Domestically, Infinity War grossed $250 million over the weekend, shattering the opening-weekend record previously held by another Disney film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That film opened to $248 million in sales in its opening weekend in December 2015. It was lauded for its diverse cast and focus on African culture. Only "The Fate of the Furious", which had a day-and-date global release with China included, scored more with $443 million internationally, though that film had the previous global launch record with a "mere" $541.9 million. That would give Infinity War the second largest domestic debut in cinematic history. The film premieres there May 11. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

We could spend an infinity discussing and analyzing Avengers: Infinity War, but this week we just settled for an entire episode of Cinemaholics devoted to the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Despite, collecting the staggering amount, the film has failed to beat the opening weekend collections of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, which had raked in Rs 114 crore.

The movies such as Iron Man, Thor, and Balck Panther have brought in roughly $15.3 billion globally.

This article will be updated with time as more records and milestones are set.

Avengers Infinity has become the biggest Thursday gross and earns $95 million in 43 countries. The movie features a litany of brand-name stars - Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt and dozens more - as the heroes assemble to take down Thanos (Josh Brolin), the series' biggest baddie yet. The list is led by "Avengers: Infinity War" (English and dubbed versions), followed by "Baaghi 2", "Padmaavat", "PadMan" and "Raid".

Not only does Avengers: Infinity War presume that viewers have seen all the preceding films in the Marvel series but, worse, it presumes that they've thought about them afterward.

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