‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion at the box office

Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2018

The supersized superhero hit has crossed the very large number in worldwide ticket sales, becoming another film that rarified the box-office milestone.

The House of Mouse has had a huge year with its Marvel Studios brand thanks to "Infinity War" and the cultural phenomenon "Black Panther".

Much like Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye didn't feature in Avengers: Infinity War whatsoever, and it turns out the Russo Brothers never had any intention of including Marvel's wayward archer to begin with.

Infinity War is just the fourth film in industry history to reach this milestone, the third to do so in its initial run, and the second to do so from The Walt Disney Studios (joining Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Internationally, it is the third-highest grossing release ever with $1.346 billion, and its combined domestic and global debuts set a record of $640.5 million. Domestically, Infinity War still trails Black Panther by nearly $50 million and does not look like it will have the legs to beat that number by the time its run is over. The only other movies in the US$2 billion club are Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It holds the record for biggest domestic debut ever with $257.7 million in its opening weekend. The film opened to a massive $199.3M in China two weeks after the global debut and has gone on to become the third biggest release ever in the country with $369.7M to date.

It is also the most successful Hollywood film ever released in India.

The mega film is the culmination of all the events put together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which began with Iron Man in 2008. After Thanos (Josh Brolin) acquires the Infinity Stones, he erases half of all sentient life in the universe. 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.