Avengers: Infinity War Just Broke the Box Office Record for Biggest Opening Weekend of All Time

Despite James Cameron’s pleas for superhero movie fatigue, Avengers: Infinity War just had the biggest opening weekend of all time at the box office, bringing in an estimated $250 million at the North American box office and an estimated $630 million globally. That was enough to earn the title of biggest domestic opening weekend and biggest worldwide opening, though the movie’s $380 million international take (excluding the North American box office) fell short of Fate of the Furious’s $442 million.

The previous biggest domestic opening record was held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $247 million in its first weekend and went on to earn $936 million at the domestic box office alone. The Fate of the Furious held the worldwide record at $541.9 million. If strong word of mouth continues to drive ticket sales, Infinity War could potentially top a billion in both domestic and foreign takes. Currently, the movie has an 84% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 93% audience score.


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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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