Avengers: Infinity War opened this weekend (in case you live under a rock), and pretty much every movie fan out there went and saw it. That shows, as it’s now been revealed that the film has had the biggest opening weekend of all time, with an estimated $250 million domestically, narrowly beating 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $248 million. Worldwide, Infinity War has made $630 million, beating The Fate of the Furious‘s previous record of $541 million.
It’s not exactly a surprise, as this is a movie that has been hyped up for years now, all starting 10 years ago, when the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuted. As far as what’s next, it has a pretty big hill to climb to take the highest grossing film ever domestically, as The Force Awakens currently sits at $937 million. Worldwide, the record is held by 2009’s Avatar, which made $2.7 billion.
With the film’s budget reportedly at close to $300 million, it should recover that, and be viewed as a success in Disney’s eyes. After all, these are just estimates, and the film could close out with more once the estimates turn into actual numbers. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on everything Infinity War as we get it.
The film is currently playing in theaters everywhere.
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