Avengers: Infinity War

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Just Had The Biggest Opening Weekend Ever At Worldwide Box Office

Bringing the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe together for one giant movie seems to have paid off, as Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War not only destroyed the competition to become the highest-grossing movie of the weekend, but now stands as the biggest worldwide opening in history.

Infinity War made an estimated $630 million at the global box office, easily besting the previous record held by Universal’s The Fate of the Furious, which debuted with $541 million last year.

Even more impressive is the fact that Infinity War just narrowly managed to have the biggest opening weekend domestically as well, edging out the $248 million made by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 with an estimated $250 box office haul.

This means that Disney now holds 9 of the top 10 biggest openings in North American history and with Infinity War’s sequel due out in 2019, there’s a very good chance the studio will soon have a stranglehold on all 10 spots.

Avengers: Infinity War also proved to be a hit with critics, holding a 84% certified “fresh” rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, though the film wasn’t quite as well-received as it’s most recent release, Black Panther, which still stands as one of the best reviewed superhero movies ever made.

For more on Avengers: Infinity War, be sure to check out our review and our biggest questions that we hope get answered in next year’s Avengers 4.

Source: CNN Money

Nick Steinberg (@Nick_Steinberg)

Nick Steinberg (@Nick_Steinberg)