The final number is in, and “Avengers: Infinity War” now owns the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time with $257.6 million, according to Exhibitor Relations.
That also means that the Marvel film holds the record for the biggest opening Sunday in box office history with $68 million, breaking the $60.6 million record made by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015. “Avengers” also took the opening Saturday record from “Force Awakens” with $83 million.
Disney also reports that their estimates for the film’s global launch have reached $640 million, up from the $630 million estimated on Sunday. At this pace, “Infinity War” will take another record from “Force Awakens” this week: the fastest film to gross $1 billion worldwide. “Force Awakens” reached that mark in 12 days, finishing with $2.06 billion grossed worldwide.
In total, the Marvel Cinematic Universe owns six of the top ten biggest opening weekends in box office history and has a lifetime worldwide gross of $15.5 billion. “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” are expected by analysts to join “The Force Awakens” and “Avatar” as the only films to gross over $700 million domestically, and the juggernaut is expected to continue through the summer as the next installment in the series, “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” hits theaters July 6.
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