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Avengers: Infinity War scores highest world and US opening weekends of all time

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War opens with US$630m, smashing global record

Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War broke both the domestic opening weekend box office record and worldwide opening record with a massive $250 million domestically and $630 million worldwide.

Infinity War, which brings together some two dozen superheroes in a 10-year climax of Marvel Studio’s “cinematic universe”, has become the first movie to earn $250m in its first three days of domestic release. That’s the biggest opening weekend of all time, and second only to The Force Awakens if adjusted for inflation.

Moreover, even this worldwide debut doesn’t include Russia (May 3) or China (May 11), so pieces of the puzzle are indeed missing.

Infinity War posted the highest opening weekend in industry history in Korea, India (non-local), the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Central America, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, South Africa, Turkey (non-local), the UAE and West Africa.

The Top 5 openings were in the UK ($42.2M), Korea ($39.2M), Mexico ($25.1M), Australia ($23M) and Brazil ($18.8M). China, which opens on May 11, is already showing very strong pre-sales.

Avengers: Infinity War ends with a startling cliffhanger and now fans are looking towards Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Ant-Man & The Wasp releasing in July and Captain Marvel in March 2018

Five all-time biggest US openings

  1. Avengers: Infinity War — $US250 million
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens — $US247 million
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi — $US220 million
  4. Jurassic World — $US208 million
  5. Marvel’s The Avengers — $US207 million
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