'Avengers: Infinity War' crosses $2 billion in box office


'Avengers: Infinity War' crosses $2 billion in box office

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Becomes Fourth Pic To Cross $2 Billion Global Mark

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Becomes Fourth Pic To Cross $2 Billion Global Mark

Disney on Tuesday confirmed the film's remarkable box-office milestone in theatrical ticket sales. The supersized superhero hit has crossed the huge number in worldwide ticket sales, becoming another film that rarified the box-office milestone.

On the global stage, it's now sitting on $1.346 billion and kicked off that good fortune with the second biggest worldwide debut of all time with $382 million, bested only by The Fate of the Furious - the latter had the advantage of also opening in China and earning $185 million from the Asian market alone though. Rest of the 3 are - Avatar topping the list with USD $ 2.78 billion, on the second it's everyone's favourite Titanic with USD $ 2.18 billion and on the third, it's Star Wars: The Force Awakens with USD $ 2.06 billion. The film, as the outlet points out, is also Marvel Studios' highest-grossing release ever, smashing The Avengers' $1.5 billion worldwide pull, Avengers: Age of Ultron's $1.4 billion take-home, and Black Panther's $1.345 billion global gross.

It is just another milestone for Avengers: Infinity War.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Becomes Fourth Pic To Cross $2 Billion Global Mark

Infinity War now ranks as the fifth highest-grossing film in the U.S. and Canada with US$656.1 million thus far. That means it's unlikely that Infinity War will catch up to Titanic, and Avatar remains untouchable. This makes it the third-highest grossing film internationally, and the fifth-biggest stateside. It's the only the tenth film in China's history to earn more than 2 billion yuan in total and just the third import film to do so. It holds the record for biggest domestic debut ever with $257.7 million in its opening weekend. It's going to be a daunting task for Infinity War to outshine the grosses of other two films in China since the PRC moviegoers are gearing up for the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on 15 June, followed by Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles 2 on 22 June. It's also the highest-grossing Hollywood film in India and Thailand.

Other top territories include United Kingdom ($95.1M), South Korea ($92.8M), Brazil ($65.9M), Mexico ($59.9M), Australia ($46.3M), France ($45.3M), India ($43.6M), Germany ($43.4M), Russian Federation ($34.4M), and Japan ($33.6M).

Avengers: Infinity War has a mega star cast including Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Chris Pratt (Star Lord) and Zoe Saldana (Gamora) among many others. The actor spoke to USA Today in a recent interview in which he teased what fans can expect from next year's Avengers 4 and addressed some of the backlash his absence from Infinity War had inspired.