Avengers: Infinity War had the biggest opening weekend of all time!

Avengers: Infinity War had the biggest opening weekend of all time! 1

Did you see Marvel’s Avengers; Infinity War this weekend?  I did.  Apparently a lot of you did too, because the numbers are in, and the film set records!  Here’s the scoop from vox.com!

Avengers: Infinity War had the biggest opening weekend of all time! 2

It crushed domestic and worldwide box office records — and it hasn’t even opened in one of the world’s biggest markets yet.

It’s official: Avengers: Infinity War just had the best opening weekend of any movie in all of time.

In North America, the Marvel movie opened to more than $250 million, blowing past Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $247.9 million. When combined with $380 million at the foreign box office, that’s more than $630 million — the biggest opening of all time.

What’s more, the $380 million the movie made abroad is second only to Fate of the Furious, but there’s one big difference: Infinity War has not yet opened in China, while Fate did on its first weekend. It opens there on May 11.

That record-setting opening is impressive on its own, but even more so when you consider that Avengers: Infinity War is technically the 19th movie in the Marvel Studios franchise, if you count character-focused movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, and Black Panther.

In fact, combining those franchises may have boosted its appeal for various audiences — main characters from all three of those movies appear in Infinity War, along with Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and the various Avengers. (The credits for Infinity War, which seem to include every movie star on the planet, in fact verge on the absurd.)

But just because a movie combines superheroes — even beloved ones — doesn’t guarantee success. Warner Bros.’ Justice League, which opened last November, included Wonder Woman, who headlined her own record-breaking film earlier in the summer. But Infinity War has already crushed that film’s entire North American box office haul (about $229 million) — in its first weekend — and will almost certainly crush Justice League’s entire worldwide haul (about $658 million) when it opens in China next weekend.

Black Panther continues to do well, making $4.6 million over the weekend to add to its huge $688 million worldwide. It’s the first time since The Incredible Hulk opened in 2008 that two MCU films have been in theaters on the same weekend.

Marvel’s films have now collectively grossed $15 billion worldwide and show no signs of slowing down, even in the face of ongoing speculation about “superhero fatigue.” And Infinity War’s wild ending sets the stakes even higher for the next Avengers installment, as well as upcoming films like Captain Marvel. For now, at least, the Marvel juggernaut looks unbeatable.

Thanks to vox.com for the rundown!

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Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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