Avengers: Infinity War Breaks Domestic and Worldwide Records in Its Opening Weekend

Everyone knew Avengers: Infinity War would open big but the question was, how big? We’ve got that answer with a record opening weekend. The film has opened with a record $250 million domestically which bests the previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awaken‘s $247.9 million. The film also earned a record $630 million worldwide. Disney has a habit of underestimating these types of things, so it’s possible that number could go even higher.

Addition records include:

  • Largest single Saturday gross
  • Largest single Sunday gross
  • Largest April opening
  • Largest Spring opening
  • Widest PG-13 release
  • Fastest film to $150, $200, and $250 million

Internationally the film opened with an estimated $380 million from 72% of the international marketplace. That’s the second largest. Fate of the Furious holds the record with $442 million but it had the benefit of China which earned $185 million of that. The film will open there May 11th. It was #1 in all territories.

Infinity War received an “A” CinemaScore with audience that was 58% male and 58% over the age of 24. With this opening the 18 Marvel Cinematic Universe films has amassed nearly $15.5 billion combined.

In second place was A Quiet Place which earned $10.65 million domestically to bring that total to $148.2 million and it now has $235.4 million worldwide off of a $17 million budget.

I Feel Pretty remained in third place with $8.13 million. It has now earned $29.6 million domestically off of a $32 million budget after two weeks.

Rampage dropped from second to fourth with an estimated $7.1 million to bring its domestic total to $77.9 million. The film has been a monster at the foreign box office where it has earned 76.7% of its grosses with $256.7 million for a worldwide total of $334.6 million.

Rounding out the top five was Black Panther which improved from last week’s eighth place. The film added $4.4 million to its domestic total and clearly has gotten a boost from Avengers: Infinity War. This is the first time since 2008 that Marvel has had two films in the top ten.

In other comic movie news…

The Death of Stalin held steady at #21 with $210,478 to bring its domestic total to $7.2 million after eight weeks.

The next comic adaptation to come to theaters is Deadpool 2 on May 18th followed by Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the comic film adaptation numbers.