'Avengers: Infinity War' becomes fastest film to earn $1 billion globally

07 May, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Rita Burton
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Avengers: Infinity War casually crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office sales over the weekend, and its dominance was further bolstered by one of the biggest second-weekend openings of all time. It earned $14.8 million in its first frame. Whether it has what it takes to pass Black Panther near $700 million domestic haul remains to be seen.

The Marvel flick opened in Russian Federation this weekend, where it scored a record $17.6 million. To put the success of Infinity War in perspective; the nine zero plateau was, at best, a pipe dream for Justice League, which earned just under $658 million over 119 days.

The movie won the domestic weekend box office for a second-straight weekend and now has a domestic total of $450.8 million.

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Even though critics weren't particularly gained over by "over board", crowds gave the picture an even positive A- CinemaScore. Down 30%, the John Krasinski directed feature has scared up a terrific $160 million after five weeks of release.

The latest juggernaut from Disney/Marvel studios took in an estimated $112.47 million over the weekend, according to boxofficepro.com, on over 4,400 screens. Down 36%, the latest Dwayne Johnson hit has amassed $85 million domestically and an additional $293 million from global markets. We projected that, if Avengers: Infinity War dropped 40%, it would end up eclipsing the second weekend record, with our projections for the second weekend coming in at $154.5 million, but its second weekend drop was much more significant than expected, dropping 56.4%.

Next weekend sees the arrival of Life of the Party starring Melissa McCarthy and the thriller Breaking In starring Gabrielle Union.

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