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Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit a new box-office record

Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit a new box-office record

Avengers: Infinity War starring the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Scarlett Johansson and Elizabeth Olsen, among others, was released worldwide on April 27 in 2D and 3D. (Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" was mostly shot on IMAX.) IMAX screenings accounted for a record $41 million of the weekend's global ticket sales. A Quiet Place keeps rolling and landed in the #2 spot with a cumulative total of $148 million, which is pretty awesome for a movie with a $17 million budget. And the weekend numbers are proving that "Infinity War" accomplished its mission. "Having them all come together in this was what created a must-see moviegoing event".

At this point, it's hard to see any film on the horizon possibly dethroning Infinity War's opening weekend title with the exception of Avengers 4 and/or Star Wars: Episode IX because in both cases people want to see how the story ends. It is the sequel to 2012's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The blockbuster film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige.

Previously, The Fate of the Furious held the record with $541.9 million. Moving up the date put some distance between the picture, another Marvel film called "Deadpool 2" set for May 18 and another "Star Wars" movie due May 25.

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In third place, STX's "I Feel Pretty" scored $8 million from 3,440 theaters in its second weekend. The worldwide tally now stands at $414.5 million, bringing its global total to $545.1 million.

Last week's number two, Rampage, dropped into fourth place, earning $7.1m for a total of $77.9m in three weeks. The Warner Bros. title has been a force overseas, making $256.7 million internationally.

Rounding out the weekend is another Marvel title, "Black Panther".

The super studio has already earned over $1 billion domestically at the 2018 box office. Its day 2 collection was no less. "The ability to reverse a downtrending box office year with a single knockout punch and literally change the box office fortunes of Hollywood nearly overnight".


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