Not surprisingly, Avengers: Infinity War has been smashing records left and right – and the film only just opened! In fact, The Hollywood Reporter has handily broken down which box office records Marvel Studio’s latest blockbuster has smashed around the globe:
• Biggest Domestic Opening of All Time
• Biggest Worldwide Opening of All Time
• Biggest Superhero Opening of All Time
• Biggest Saturday of All Time in North America
• Biggest Sunday of All Time in North America
• Biggest Opening of All Time in Numerous Markets
Prior to the opening weekend, the latest Avengers film was already projected to have one of the biggest openings of all time. On Sunday (before the day was done), it was reported that the Russo Brothers-directed Marvel film was projected to rake in $250 million or more for its opening weekend, This would in fact make it the highest domestic opening of all time, beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $248 million during its first weekend in 2015.
Once all the final weekend grosses are tallied, that figure could reach up to $257 million.
In addition to having the biggest U.S. opening of all time, Avengers: Infinity War also wound up enjoying the biggest global opening of all time, debuting to $380 million internationally, for a global opening of $630 million. This outpaces the previous record-holder – The Fate of the Furious (which opened to $541.9 million globally) – by nearly $100 million. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s equivalent of It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World also broke the record for having the biggest superhero film opening ever, beating The Avengers, which brought in $207.4 million domestically.
Infinity War also broke several other global records, becoming the highest debut in South Korea ($39.2 million), Mexico ($25.1 million), Brazil ($18.8 million), the Philippines ($12.5 million), Thailand ($10 million), Indonesia ($9.6 million) and Malaysia ($8.4 million). In India ($18.6 million), it was not only the biggest opening for a Western title ever, but it has already eclipsed the entire theatrical runs of The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War in the country.
And the film isn't just breaking box office records. As previously reported, the Marvel movie broke Fandango's record for "best-selling superhero movie in the first 24 hours of presales" in just six hours, sold more in advanced ticket sales two weeks out than the last seven Marvel films combined, and had the largest preview opening for any Marvel or superhero film Thursday night (the fourth-highest preview opening ever) with $39 million.
Heck, even its trailer unseated Stephen King's It as the most-viewed trailer ever.
And while we're talking records, at 2 hours and 36 minutes, it's even the longest Marvel movie to-date, beating Captain America: Civiil War by eight minutes.
Update: Here's another record the film just broke (or at least tied): Infinity War has tied with Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the fastest film to reach $300 million domestically (at five days), Deadline is reporting.
Folks? We’re beginning to think this film may have some legs.