Foreign Box Office: ‘Infinity War’ Hits Superhero-Best $1.6B Globally After Massive $200M China Debut


Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War finished its third weekend at the box office with $1.606 billion in global ticket sales after earning another $61.8 million in North America and launching in China to a near-record $200 million.avengers-infinity-war-lego-sets-spoilers


Infinity War‘s worldwide haul includes $546.8 million domestically and $1.059 billion overseas. It is now the top-grossing superhero pic ever at the global box office after passing The Avengers ($1.519 billion), as well as the No. 5 title of all time, not adjusted for inflation.


The movie’s domestic weekend take of $61.8 million was the fourth-biggest gross for a film in its third weekend behind Black Panther ($66 million), Avatar ($68 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($90 million) after racing past the first Avengers ($56 million), not adjusted for inflation. Also, Infinity War reached $500 million in just 15 days, the second-fastest of any pic behind Force Awakens (10 days).


Infinity War opened Friday in China, its final foreign market. Based on local currency, the mega-superhero mashup scored the second-biggest three-day debut ever in the Middle Kingdom behind last year’s The Fate of the Furious, according to Disney. Marvel and Disney have high hopes for the movie’s prospects in China. Put another way: Infinity War is just days away from surpassing the entire lifetime run of Avengers: Age to Ultron in China ($240.1 million).


Sans competition from another tentpole, Avengers: Infinity War has topped the box office for three consecutive weekends, a veritable eternity in summer, when Hollywood tentpoles generally open one on top of another. In this case, rival studios avoided Infinity War as much as possible. The pic’s reign is expected to end next weekend when Fox unfurl Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds.

Weekend Box Office 5/13/18

3-Day Weekend Box Office Estimates – Source: comScore
Weekend Cume Theaters Week
1. Avengers: Infinity War $61.8M $547.8M 4,474 3
2. Life of the Party $18.5M $18.5M 3,656 1
3. Breaking In $16.5M $16.5M 2,537 1
4. Overboard $10.1M $29.6M 2,006 2
5. A Quiet Place $6.4M $169.6M 3,144 6
6. I Feel Pretty $3.7M $43.9M 2,858 4
7. Rampage $3.4M $89.7M 2,548 5
8. Tully $2.2M $6.9M 1,356 2
9. Black Panther $1.9M $696.2M 1,370 13
10. Blockers $1.1M $58.1M 1,111 6
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Disney/Marvel
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