Avengers: Infinity War Is Marvel's Highest-Grossing Film of All-Time

Avengers: Infinity War Is Marvel's Highest-Grossing Film of All-Time

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Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

  • Infinity War added $200 million in China opening
  • Total now stands at $1.606 billion
  • More than The Avengers, fifth worldwide

Avengers: Infinity War continued to break records over the weekend, becoming Marvel's highest-grossing film of all-time, topping The Avengers which had held the record for six years. In doing so, Infinity War has become the fifth highest-grossing film of all-time.

The latest Marvel get-together, which brings together Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and the rest, opened in China to an estimated $200 million (CNY 1.266 billion), making it the second largest debut for a film in the Asian country behind Fast and Furious 8 (CNY 1.352 billion). Infinity War added another $61.8 million in the US, though that figure is expected to rise come Monday when actual figures are released.

Put together, Infinity War has now grossed $1.606 billion (about Rs. 10,794 crores), lifting it above Marvel's previous most successful film to date, The Avengers ($1.518 billion). The Disney-Marvel movie is now the fifth highest-grossing film of all-time, behind Avatar ($2.788 billion), Titanic ($2.187 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion), and Jurassic World ($1.671 billion).

Infinity War should easily cross Jurassic World during the week, though whether it can hit the highly-coveted $2-billion figure worldwide will depend on how upcoming films, Deadpool 2 (May 18) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25), fare with critics and fans.

Last week, Infinity War also became the highest-grossing Hollywood film of all-time in India, besting The Jungle Book, and has since become the first Hollywood movie to enter the Rs. 200-crore club. As of Wednesday, the total stood at Rs. 256.91 crores ($38.2 million).

If you haven't seen Infinity War, here's our spoiler-free review of the film. And if you've already seen it, check out our spoiler-filled discussion, plus an explanation of the post-credits scene.

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Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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