The Marvel mega-superhero movie has now made more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office (not adjusted for inflation). "Infinity War" nabbed a record $640 million global opening and reached the $1 billion mark in a record 11 days.
Disney announced Tuesday that Infinity War reached the milestone in its 48th day of release, with a domestic total of $656.1 million and an worldwide total of $1.35 billion. Domestically, Infinity War still trails Black Panther by nearly $50 million and does not look like it will have the legs to beat that number by the time its run is over.
While all the MCU films have had post-credits scenes that teased upcoming installments in an ever-expanding cinematic universe, Infinity War was the first film to end on a straight-up cliffhanger. Its US$257.7 million domestic opening weekend set a new record. Domestically, Avengers: Infinity War is the fifth-highest grossing film of all time, with $656.1 million.
A still from Avengers: Infinity War. It's the only the tenth film in China's history to earn more than 2 billion yuan in total and just the third import film to do so. Internationally, it is the third highest grossing release ever with $1.346 billion. If Disney's acquisition of Fox goes through in 2019, it would mean the House of Mouse owns 3 out of the top 5 highest-grossing films of all time with Paramount's Titanic being the only exception. James Cameron is still, after all these years, king of the world. The glut makes it challenging for any one film to dominate the box office. Anthony and Joe Russo have brought the story alive on the big screen with actors like Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johansson.
Inevitably, with a gap in knowledge and unprecedented hype for Avengers 4, speculation on what we are going to see in the sequel has been rife.