WASHINGTON: Marvel’s latest film to hit theaters is shattering records. “Avengers: Infinity War” is contributing to April’s worldwide box office sales of $1 billion. As per data sourced from Box Office Mojo, the latest movie from Marvel Cinematic Universe led the pack with receipts of $282.4 million from Avengers: Infinity War after just four days. As of May 6, the superhero buddy movie topped $450 million domestically and the $1 billion mark worldwide in a record 11 days.
The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie is swiftly catching up with the highest grosser of the year, Black Panther worldwide receipts of $1.33 billion since its release in February. Black Panther is the ninth highest-grossing-film of all time.
'Avengers: Infinity War' is the first summer pic in history to have a shot at nearing $2 billion in global ticket sales after hitting $1.164 billion in its first dozen days. | THR News
Posted by The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, May 7, 2018
Box Office Mojo reported that the movie overcame box office competition during its opening weekend. For its second week, Infinity War also conquered, grossing $112.4 million. The film has received major praise. Film, and comic, fans are going to the movies to see this epic adventure, ten years into the making. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
When you add up totals from the overseas and the United States, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ has earned $1.16 billion dollars. The film recently debuted in Russia and surpassed Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
South Korea grosses are $69 million dollars. The United Kingdom grossing $67.2 million and Mexico at $48 million. Marvel’s latest hit is the sixth movie to reach the billion-dollar mark in box office sales.
Avengers: Infinity War – A record-breaking team fifty-five years old
Speculation has begun on whether ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ has a shot at hitting the $2 billion dollar mark. Only two movies
have done so, “Avatar” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Hollywood Reporter says “Jurassic World” is the top-grossing summer film earning $1.67 billion at the box office.
With a movie as popular as this latest Marvel film, it is possible that it will dethrone prior record-holders. Many people continue to watch the film multiple times. The longevity of a generational fan base who was first introduced to the Avengers in 1963.
Nonetheless, Avengers: Infinity War has become one of the most popular Marvel films to date.
The Avengers teams came from a stable of superhero characters created by comic legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, making their debut in The Avengers #1 (cover-dated Sept. 1963). Originally “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, the Avengers first ensemble featured Ant-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp.
The original Captain America was discovered trapped in ice in issue #4, and joined the group after they revived him.
A rotating roster became a hallmark of the series, although one theme remained consistent:
Avengers fight “the foes no single superhero can withstand.”
The Avengers: A multicultural team of Superheroes
The team, famous for its battle cry of “Avengers Assemble!”, features humans, mutants, androids, aliens, supernatural beings, and even some former villains turned good guys. The initial series, published bi-monthly through issue #6 (July 1964) and monthly thereafter ran through issue #402 (Sept. 1996), with spinoffs including several annuals, miniseries and a giant-size quarterly sister series that ran briefly in the mid-1970s .
The Avengers have appeared in a wide variety of media outside of comic books, including a number of different animated television series and direct-to-video films. The Avengers, the 2012 live-action feature film The Avengers, set numerous records. The film’s opening North American debuts had a first weekend gross of $207.4 million. Avengers: Age of Ultron was released on May 1, 2015.
A sequel to Infinity Wars is set for release in May 2019.
It’s now a waiting game to see whether it will shatter even more records.