Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Crosses $500 Million In The US Alone, $1.5 Billion Globally

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“Avengers: Infinity War” became the second-fastest film in box office history to make $500 million domestically after its third Friday in theaters, when it grossed $16 million, bringing its U.S. total to $502 million and its worldwide total to over $1.5 billion.

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“Infinity War” hit the half-billion domestic mark after 15 days in theaters, one day faster than “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and five days slower than “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” “Avengers” also passed the global run of “The Last Jedi” on Friday thanks to a robust opening day in China, where strong pre-sales pushed the film to a $76 million start. “Infinity War” will look to break the Marvel opening weekend record in China, which is held by “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with $156 million.

 

Back in the U.S., industry estimates currently project the Marvel film to finish its third weekend with $60 million, a 48 percent drop from its $114 million haul last weekend. That would bring the domestic total by Sunday’s end to $548 million.

Behind “Infinity War” is Warner Bros./New Line’s “Life of the Party,” which, after making $4.9 million on opening night, is in danger of becoming the worst opening weekend for lead star Melissa McCarthy with an estimated $18 million from 3,656 screens against a $32 million budget. That’s down 24 percent from her previous career low, “The Boss,” which opened to $23.6 million in 2016 and, like “Life of the Party,” was directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone.

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