Turns Out Avengers: Infinity War Made More Money Than We Initially Thought
Much to the surprise of no one, Avengers: Infinity War is a force to be reckoned with at the global box office.
Ever since its U.S. bow last Friday, the Herculean event movie has reaped $250 million domestically for a worldwide cume in excess of $630 million – a cume big enough to catapult the MCU’s total box office gross beyond $15 billion.
That’s a staggering feat by anyone’s standards, but it turns out Infinity War made more money than we initially thought. Quite a bit more, in fact. According to Deadline, the sequel’s global total has now climbed to $641 million – $258 million of which was collected from North America – to become the biggest opening weekend of all time worldwide. For the sake of perspective, Universal’s Fate of the Furious was the previous record holder at $541.9M.
This last-minute boost for Avengers: Infinity War came after a record-shattering Sunday in which the Marvel epic added a further $69.2M to its tally. Only The Force Awakens ($60.5M) comes close to that record haul, while Infinity War‘s overseas debut ($382.7M) is the second biggest in box office history after The Fate of the Furious.
Fandango also has Infinity War to thank for a record weekend, one in which it sold around 33 percent (or $84M) of tickets. That’s considerably higher than the company’s sales for Black Panther, leading to this official statement from President Paul Yanover:
Thanks to Disney’s heroic kickoff to the summer movie season, fans are packing theaters and Fandango’s ‘Infinity’ sales shows no signs of slowing down this week. We look forward to continuing to serve moviegoers with our new Fandango VIP+ rewards program, designed to incentivize advance ticketing for the summer season’s hottest movies.
So, there you have it; Avengers: Infinity War continues to pulverize records left, right and center, and we’ll keep you right up-to-date as the Marvel tentpole braces for its second weekend.