Avengers: Infinity War Just Missed Out On A Huge Box Office Record

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It’s conquered box office charts all across the globe and defied expectations with its breathtaking finale, and now, after six full weeks on the market, Avengers: Infinity War is teetering on the verge of a $2 billion gross.

Forbes has the latest figures, revealing that after 47 days of release, Infinity War has racked up precisely $1.998 billion in box office receipts – $654.7M of which was collected in North America, placing the Marvel sequel comfortably ahead of Jurassic World ($642M), but behind Black Panther ($699M), Avatar ($760M) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($937M). Not only that, but the pic also just missed out on a huge box office record, for if it had hit $2 billion today, it would’ve become the fastest film to do so (a record the aforementioned Avatar holds).

The question, now, is whether Avengers: Infinity War has what it takes to trump the lifetime cume of The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion) when all is said and done. It’s certainly possible, and the month-long extension in China ought to help give those numbers one last push before the film’s theatrical run comes to an end.

Because make no mistake, even if Infinity War falls just short of Black Panther‘s domestic total, a $2 billion gross is an incredible, near-unprecedented feat for a franchise that’s now in its 10th year of existence. And we simply can’t wait to see how Avengers 4 fares next year, given all that pent-up excitement.

At this point, it’s really a question of when, rather than if, Avengers: Infinity War will cross the $2 billion mark, and when it does, we’ll be there to bring you the news. Until then, you can check in on the Russo Brothers, after the directors were recently quoted as saying that some of the film’s staggering deaths may be permanent, after all. Yikes!

Source: Forbes

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