'Avengers: Infinity War' closes in on all-time weekend record


The film brought in $250M in the USA alone, besting the previous record-holder, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made just under $248M domestic upon its release. The previous record was held by "The Fate of the Furious" which has been surpassed and that too without the huge China market where it only opens this weekend. "Avengers: Infinity War" displayed a small drop from its Friday's collections, but the numbers could rise on Sunday (holiday), and followed by Monday and Tuesday, which are also non-working holidays in some parts of India. With a staggering figure of Rs 31.33 crore, "Avengers: "Infinity War" left behind the likes of "Padmaavat", ' Baaghi 2" and "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety", this year's biggest Bollywood hits. In its wake, the majority of films on the weekend box office chart fell dramatically, though fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe release Black Panther improved its position from eighth place last weekend to a spot in this weekend's top five, truly making this a Marvel-ous weekend.

Avengers: Infinity War unites almost all the Marvel superheroes in a quest to save half the universe from being destroyed by the Mad Titan, Thanos.

Marvel's big superhero mashup Avengers: Infinity War has exceeded every expectation and garnered an opening weekend collection of 250 million dollars in the United States. The movie not only features most of the Avengers and some of their sidekicks, but also bands them together with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Due to the film's monster success, Paramount's head Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel was in the works. The Warner Bros. actioner has made $77.9 million domestically in its three weeks of release.

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Rounding out the weekend is another Marvel title, "Black Panther". With "Infinity War's" massive debut, Marvel's 19 titles have collectively grossed $15 billion worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War has received highly positive reviews.

"'Avengers: Infinity War' demonstrated yet another Marvel superhero power", Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst at comScore, said.