Avengers: Infinity War passes $2 billion at box office

13 June, 2018, 03:27 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • After Avatar and Titanic Avengers Infinity becomes fourth film to enter the $ 2 Billion club at the worldwide box office

Have you heard of this Avengers: Infinity War movie? It is only the fourth movie to hit that milestone and the first summer blockbuster to do so.

So can Infinity War catch Force Awakens?

Infinity War, which passed the $1 billion mark faster than any film, took only 48 days to double that, having grossed $2,001,136,398; a level that puts the film amongst rarefied film industry air of the $2 Billion Club, joining 2009's Avatar ($2.78 billion), 1997's Titanic ($2.18 billion) and 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06B).

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The epic superhero movie is now just behind Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in box office records - just six weeks after its global release. Domestically, Avengers: Infinity War stands as the fifth highest grossing film of all time with $656.1 million through June 11, 2018. Its $257.7 million domestic opening weekend set a new record.

Since being released in late April, the superhero film has broken multiple box office records. Its domestic and worldwide debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5M even without China. Its domestic and worldwide debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5 million even without China. The film opened to a massive $199.3M in China two weeks after the global debut and has gone on to become the third biggest release ever in the country with $369.7M to date. That said, Avengers 4 has the distinction of being a direct continuation of Infinity War, which will likely draw in a crowd who want to see the Infinity War story concluded. Indeed, Infinity War placed at 5 last weekend, having added $7.2 million to its total, even besting the debuting Hotel Artemis, which came in at a disappointing 8.

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