‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to Blast Past ‘Jurassic World’ as Summer’s Biggest Box Office Hit Ever

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“Avengers: Infinity War” is hauling in box office records the way Thanos hauls in Infinity Stones. On Wednesday, after just over three weeks in theaters worldwide, the Marvel crossover film will pass the $1.67 billion global theatrical run of “Jurassic World,” making it the fourth-highest grossing movie of all time (without inflation adjustment) to become the biggest summer blockbuster in box office history. avengers-infinity-war-ht-ml-180511_hpMain_4x3_992

On Tuesday, “Avengers” added just under $27 million to its global total, with half of that revenue coming from China, where the film is coming off of an astounding $200 million opening weekend.  “Infinity War” currently has a global total of $1.665 billion, about $6 million shy of “Jurassic World’s” global mark. Overseas, the film has grossed $1.1 billion, becoming only the seventh film ever to gross over $1 billion outside North America.

 

 

The other films that have reached that mark are “Avatar” ($2 billion); “Titanic” ($1.5 billion), “Furious 7” ($1.165 billion); “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($1.131 billion); “Jurassic World” ($1.019 billion); and “The Fate of the Furious” ($1.009 billion).

“Infinity War” is also now expected to become only the fourth film in box office history — and the first to do so with a release outside of December — to gross $2 billion worldwide. If and when it does so, it will join “Avatar,” “The Force Awakens,” and “Titanic” — the latter of which passed $2 billion after two anniversary re-releases — in the most exclusive of all box office clubs.

 

Prior to the film’s Chinese release, it was uncertain whether “Infinity War” would have the legs to reach $2 billion.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Disney/Marvel
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