Note: As with all new Disney/Marvel/Star Wars Movie releases, I’ve set up this post to be a running story as to how Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is doing at the box office. I will be adding updates weekly, if not more often, as news and new stats become available, so be sure to subscribe below and check back often…
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War opened for previews on Thursday night and posted the 4th biggest preview gross ever (and biggest for a Marvel movie).
According to Disney, Infinity War earned $95 million in its first two days in theaters. It is now in 43 markets with debuts scheduled for Russia on May 3 and China on May 11. Already, it has logged the highest opening day ever in Korea, Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Central America, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and UAE.
So how will Infinity War do for its entire opening weekend? Deadline has reported projections at, or slightly below $500 million for global box office. That level will place it 5th all time for an opening weekend. They also mention that the all-time domestic opening weekend record of $247.9 million (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) could be in play as well.
We’ll have to wait until late Sunday or possibly Monday to really know how Marvel did for the weekend, but needless to say, they will come out of this with yet another mega-hit on their hands.
Update 4/30/18: Avengers: Infinity War has exceeded even the loftiest of projections this weekend. The movie closed out opening weekend taking in $257.7 million domestically and $382.7 million overseas ($640.4 global). The domestic total eclipses the previously mentioned Star Wars: The Force Awakens record. Marvel now holds 6 of the top 10 domestic opens and Disney holds 9 of the top 10. The $382.7 million international represents the 2nd highest international box office take all time.
Update 5/2/18: Infinity War has officially claimed the top box office opening of all time and, of course, Marvel released a video to celebrate:
Update 5/6/18: Another record for Infinity War as the movie officially hit $1 billion in global box office faster than any other movie in history. It took just 12 days to cross $1 billion!
Update 5/12/18: Avengers: Infinity War now stands at $1.268 billion total after a monster 2 day opening in China ($76 million)
Update 5/13/18: Infinity War is now #5 all time in sales climbing to $1.554 billion after a $200 million opening in China. Currently, the movie’s splits are $1.06 billion international, $548 million domestic.
Update 5/22/18: There is no quit in this movie! While it was (finally) knocked out of the top spot by Deadpool 2, Infinity War still took in another $114 million and now stands as the 4th highest grossing film of all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic and Avatar. The blockbuster now stands at $1.817 billion global ($1.221 billion international, $595 million domestic).
More to come…