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Box office: Infinity War is now the second-fastest film to reach $500 million domestically

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Jul 19, 2019, 5:01 PM EDT (Updated)

Avengers: Infinity War continues to assert its box office supremacy, having become the second-fastest movie in cinematic history to reach $500 million at the U.S. box office in just 15 days, reports Variety. On Friday, ticket sales brought the movie's domestic total to $502 million. The 19th entry from Marvel Studios beat out Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which took 16 days to achieve the same feat, although Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to hold the top spot, having needed only 10 days to break that figure.

By the end of the weekend, Infinity War is expected to take in $61.8 million domestically, the fourth-highest total for a feature in its third weekend (via Variety). Internationally, the major crossover event opened in China, its final overseas market, to somewhere between $65 and $76 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety respectively. If $65 is true, then Infinity War nabs the third-biggest opening in China after Monster Hunt 2 ($85 million) and The Fate of the Furious ($69 million). Conversely, it's the second-biggest opening if the $76 million is true. Early predictions are placing the total China haul in the range of over $200 million. 

On the global, stage, the movie has made more than $800 million in global markets and nearly reached $1.3 billion in little over two weeks in theaters in all markets, both domestic and international. Currently, it is the fifth-highest grossing film of all time in terms of international sales, behind Avatar ($2.788 billion), Titanic ($2.187 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion), and Jurassic World ($1.671 billion). With that said, it could still overtake any of these titles in the coming weeks.

Smaller projects like Warner Brothers' comedy Life of the Party and Universal's thriller Breaking In can't hope to stand toe-to-toe with Infinity War, but are still on course to take second and third place at the box office with $18.5 million and $15 million respectively. With less impressive hauls from Friday were A Quiet Place ($1.8 million), Rampage ($810,000), and Black Panther ($538,000).