Looks like Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and company are the box office’s mightiest as well. Avengers: Infinity War set a new box office opening weekend record with $250 million.
If Sunday’s estimates hold up, Infinity War will dethrone the $248M mark set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. It’s looking more likely that Sunday’s numbers will be higher driving the new record to a larger haul.
Infinity War joins the elusive club (Avengers, Black Panther, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) to open with at least $200 million.
Earlier this year, Black Panther became Marvel Studios’ second $200 million opening in February with $202 million. Black Panther is still a force at the box office with $4.5 million. That takes its box office haul to $688 million.
Walt Disney announced today that Infinity War’s $250 million opening contributed to a worldwide record breaking global tally of $630 million. That doesn’t include China.
Like the first Avengers film, Infinity War set a slew of box office records including the largest April opening, largest single Saturday and Sunday gross, biggest Spring opening and fastest film to $150 million, $200 million and $250 million.
Infinity War also earned an A CinemaScore, which bodes well for strong word of mouth and a solid sophomore week. There is no real competition coming next week so Infinity War will likely have a mammoth second weekend.