Yes, you read that right. We all knew Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was gonna have a massive opening weekend at the box office. The only question was, “How massive?”
Most box office pundits seemed to agree it’d have no problem clearing the $191M mark established by Avengers: Age of Ultron, but would it be able to topple Black Panther‘s $202M opening? That seemed likely, sure, but how much higher could it go? For instance, was there any chance it could top the $247.9M raked in by Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
And now we know: according to Deadline, the Russo Brothers’ Avengers: Infinity War pulled in an estimated $248-250M this weekend, a figure that’d represent the biggest opening ever at the domestic box office. That’s an astounding amount of money, testament to both the enduring popularity of the MCU franchise and the loyalty of its fanbase.
Part of that cumulative haul was added by Australia’s highest ever opening for a Marvel film with $21 million at the local box office.
Lucasfilm Executive Kathleen Kennedy even took the time to congratulate Marvel on its epic achievement with this meme that went viral.
The Russo Brothers, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Kevin Feige and anyone else involved have helped pull off this incredible achievement: looks like you conquered the galaxy with this one.
Did you see Infinity War this past weekend? How many times? Does it hold up to repeat viewings? Sound off in the comments below, and let us know.