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'Avengers: Infinity War' Box Office: A Rundown of the Records Broken


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A look at how the first tentpole of the summer performed around the globe.

Disney and Marvel continue to push the superhero envelope at the box office, with Avengers: Infinity War delivering up their latest victory.

The mega-mashup smashed a number of records in its global debut over the weekend, less than three months after Marvel's Black Panther began its own historic run.

Directed by the Russo brothers, Avengers: Infinity War is the most ambitious amassing of superheroes ever on the big screen and comes as Marvel Studios โ€” led by Kevin Feige โ€” celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Below is the breaks down of the movie's box-office achievements.

Biggest Domestic Opening of All Time

Avengers: Infinity War earned $250 million in its first weekend, besting fellow Disney title Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million).

Biggest Worldwide Opening of All Time

The tentpole debuted to $380 million overseas for a global blastoff of $630 million โ€” nearly $100 million more than the previous record holder, Universal's The Fate of the Furious ($541.9 million).

Thanks to a day-and-date debut in China โ€” where Infinity War doesn't open until May 11 โ€” Fate of the Furious still boasts the top international opening with $443.2 million (which included $184.9 million from the Middle Kingdom). Infinity War ranks as the No. 2 foreign bow of all time.

Biggest Superhero Opening of All Time

Marvel's The Avengers was the previous record holder for top superhero launch in North America ($207.4 million), while Warner Bros. and DC's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($422.5 million) held the global crown.

Biggest Saturday of All Time in North America

Fueled by word of mouth, Infinity War took in $83 million on Saturday, well ahead of the previous record holder, Universal's Jurassic World ($69.6 million). The latter had the advantage of opening in the heart of summer, when kids were out of school.

Infinity War's Friday haul was $106 million, the second-best showing ever behind Force Awakens ($119.1 million).

Biggest Sunday of All Time in North America

A final Sunday figure won't be released until Monday morning, but estimates show Infinity War earning $61 million, narrowly beating Force Awakens ($60 million).

Biggest Opening of All Time in Numerous Markets

Infinity War scored the highest debut ever 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 the biggest bow for a Western title ever and has already surpassed the entire runs of The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. It also has already topped the first Avengers and Ultron in the Philippines.

Among other notable accomplishments, Infinity War was the No. 2 debut of all time in Australia ($23 million), behind Force Awakens.
Infinity War notched the best start for a superhero pic in France ($17.7 million), Germany ($14.7 million) and Spain ($8.3), while it was the second-best superhero showing in Italy ($11 million).

Leading all foreign markets with $42.2 million was the U.K./Ireland, where Infinity War now boasts the third-biggest launch of all time, including the biggest Saturday ever.
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