The only other movies in the US$2 billion club are Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Its domestic and worldwide debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5 million even without China. Now that ambition is paying off like few others out there as Infinity War has officially earned more than $2 billion globally.
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Avengers: Infinity War now ranks as the fifth highest-grossing film in the United States and Canada with $656.1 million thus far.
The worldwide takings of Infinity War at $1.346 billion has contributed almost 67% of the film's global ticket sales. That figure places it third on the list of all time foreign earners behind Titanic and Avatar.More news: Vienna possible venue for Putin-Trump summit
Infinity War is now the highest-grossing import film of 2018 and the third highest-grossing film in China this year, only behind local blockbusters such as Operation Red Sea and Detective Chinatown 2. The same report predicts a sure-shot $2 billion gross for Avengers 4. It also holds the record for biggest domestic debut, raking in $257.7 million during its opening weekend.
The license for the movie in the Middle Kingdom has been extended until 9 July. This makes Infinity War the fourth film in movie history to earn such a distinction. It's also the highest-grossing Hollywood film in India and Thailand.
Infinity War posted the biggest opening days 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). That said, Avengers 4 has the distinction of being a direct continuation of Infinity War, which will likely draw in a crowd who want to see the Infinity War story concluded.
In theaters now, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin.