Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War Has Officially Surpassed Titanic At The Domestic Box Office

Avengers: Infinity War is without a doubt the box office story of the year, earning over $2 billion worldwide since its release last April. However, while Infinity War will go down as the highest-grossing movie of 2018, it’s not actually the highest-earning film of the year domestically. That honor goes to another Marvel Studios production, Black Panther, which earned a staggering $700 million in North America, beating out Infinity War’s $678.8 million figure. While no 2018 release is likely to match Black Panther’s domestic haul, Infinity War’s run is still impressive when you consider that it has officially moved pass another box office legend.

In the all time domestic box office charts, Avengers: Infinity War has overtaken Titanic, dropping James Cameron’s 1997 historical epic to fifth place. Infinity War’s theatrical run just came to an end on Thursday, September 13 and the final tally puts it nearly $20 million over Titanic’s $659.3 million run (not adjusted for inflation). As if that wasn’t enough, another Disney-produced film was able to crack the top 10 domestic charts this year, as Pixar’s Incredibles 2 currently sits at #9 with $605.6 million in box office receipts.

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That means that with the exception of Jurassic World and The Dark Knight (#6 and #10, respectively), the entire top 10 is now comprised of either James Cameron films or Disney productions. With Disney gaining more and more box office dominance with each passing year, that percentage is likely to only increase in the coming years.

For more on Avengers: Infinity War, check out our list of questions for next year’s sequel.

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