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"Avengers: Infinity War" Breaks $2 Billion At Box Office

Actor Jeremy Renner told USA Today that Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo "got way too many death threats" for leaving Hawkeye out of the film. It has also turned out to be the highest grosser among the Marvel films.

Infinity War reached the milestone in just 48 days. Infinity War now stands as Marvel's highest-grossing film ever - although Black Panther still has it beat domestically with $699.4 million.

It sounds like some fans may have taken Clint Barton/Hawkeye's absence from Avengers: Infinity War a little too seriously. Black Panther remains the top grossing Marvel title stateside and is fighting its way to the $700M finish line, now at $699.4M, third highest of all-time after Force Awakens ($936.6M) and Avatar ($760.5M). Its $257.7 million domestic opening weekend set a new record.

No title has been revealed so far, although the Russos and Marvel chief Kevin Feige have said that the title could have been a plot spoiler for Infinity War. Moreover, it was hardly a laborious line-cross for Infinity War, which opened back on April 27, and is still riding momentum.

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Internationally, it is the third-highest grossing release ever with $1.346 billion, and its combined domestic and worldwide debuts set a record of $640.5 million.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the third Avengers film, and the 19th film in the MCU, eked passed the $2 billion mark on Monday.

This is not the only record the film has broken though. If Disney's acquisition of Fox goes through in 2019, it would mean the House of Mouse owns 3 out of the top 5 highest-grossing films of all time with Paramount's Titanic being the only exception.

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.


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