Thanos might have gone out with the intention of destroyed half the universe, but now, his assault on Earth’s mightiest heroes has smashed the box office.
Avengers: Infinity War has not only been able to boast the biggest ever opening weekend at the domestic box office – it has now taken the record for the largest global opening of all time.
The Marvel-ous movie team-up broke Disney’s own record, as Infinity War took in an estimated $250 million across almost 5,000 theatres in the USA and Canada, according to Deadline. This shattered the previous record held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which raked in $247.9 million on its opening weekend in 2015.
But, that wasn’t enough for Marvel, as this third Avengers instalment brought in $380 million internationally, making for a $630 million total global debut – the largest opening in history, surpassing The Fate of the Furious’ $543 million. It also had the best Saturday in movie history, taking $83 million, ahead of Jurassic World’s $69.6 million.
In more major news for Marvel, Infinity War isn’t just the studio’s biggest debut, but it has been pointed out that this film has made more in its debut weekend than six MCU movies have made in their entire box office run – Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Ant-Man, Thor, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk.
Avengers: Infinity War is in cinemas now. Check out our SPOILER-FREE review here.