Abroad, the tentpole has won $ 95 million in its first two days; in other places, & # 39; Black Panther & # 39; go back up the list in a superhero bonanza for Marvel.
Disney and Marvel Avengers: Infinity War is on its way to a national debut of $ 225 million – $ 235 million, the second best performance of all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($ 248 million), according to the first results. Grosses could easily climb as the weekend progresses for a possible new record, or close to it.
Friday will only shine between $ 100 million and $ 107 million, converting Infinity War only in the third story film to clear $ 100 million in a single day behind Force Awakens of Disney / Lucasfilms ($ 119.2 million) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($ 104.7 million). So far, Avengers: Age of Ultron looked the biggest day for a superhero photo ($ 84.4 million).
It's a Marvel superhero bonanza in every way Black Panther moves up the graph from No. 8 to No. 5 on its ninth weekend.
Infinity War – receiving an A CinemaScore – is opening in most of the major territories of the world with its launch in the United States, excluding Russia (May 3) and China (11 May), and could approach the 500 million dollars worldwide by the end of Sunday. It has already won $ 95 million in its first two days, setting industrial records in many territories.
To date, The Avengers ($ 207.4 million) holds the record for the biggest superhero release, followed by Black Panther ($ 202 million). They are the only two superhero titles that have crossed $ 200 million in their first weekend.
After Force Awakens the largest openings in North America belong to Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($ 220 million) and Jurassic World ( $ 208.8 million).
Directed by the Russo brothers, Infinity War brings together the band of the Avengers and friends, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), as they join forces with Guardians of the Galaxy to stop the evil intergalactic despot Thanos (Josh Brolin) .
The success of Disney and Marvel Black Panther could be a big boost for Infinity War . Black Panther has earned $ 681 million in North America to become the No. 3 movie of all time behind Force Awakens ($ 936.7 million) and Avatar ($ 760.5 million). Globally, it has won $ 1,325 billion to rest in the No. 10 of the greatest winners of all time.
Abroad, Infinity War won the first day of opening in a number of markets, including South Korea, where it has earned $ 11.4 million in its first two days: Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Central America, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and the United Arab Emirates.
April 27 12:15 p.m. Updated with revised estimates.
April 27, 9:30 p.m. Updated with revised estimates.