‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Surpasses ‘Age of Ultron’ Domestically; Global Cume Past $1.2B
Avengers: Infinity War has surpassed its predecessor at the box office in a mere 11 days. In addition, the movie has cleared the $1.2B mark on an international level.
Box Office Mojo is reporting that in the past two days, Infinity War has made $18.957M in the United States and Canada, bringing the total up to $472.064M. The movie’s not even close to running out of steam just yet and it’s already outgrossed Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459.005M) by a significant amount in the domestic market alone; and at the current rate, surpassing the domestic gross of The Avengers seems all but guaranteed. Overseas, it brought in $40.296M in the same two-day frame, upping the international total to $754.9M.
The movie opens in China this weekend, and based on early projections, the movie is going to have the biggest “midnight screening” total ever in that region, along with a shot at having the single-biggest opening weekend ever (for a non-Chinese movie, anyway). As of today, the movie is at $1,226.964M, making it the fourth-highest-grossing installment in the greater MCU franchise on a global scale (a title previously held by 2013’s Iron Man 3) and the fourteenth-highest-grossing movie ever. Global weekend projections are that China’s opening will be so huge, the film has the potential to cross the $1.6B mark instead of the $1.5B mark (which in and of itself would match or surpass the total that The Avengers assembled). The final total is expected to be anywhere in the ballpark of $1.8B to $2B+.
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.