Magazine article Screen International

'Avengers: Infinity War' Races to $1.16Bn Worldwide

Magazine article Screen International

'Avengers: Infinity War' Races to $1.16Bn Worldwide

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Superhero mash-up races to number 15 in all-time global pantheon.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Having set a world speed record to the $1bn worldwide mark after 11 days on Saturday, Avengers: Infinity War brought in a further $275.1m to boost the running total to $1.164bn.


A spectacular box office performance after two weekends promises plenty more to come for the Marvel Studios release. Through Sunday the tentpole had grossed $713.3m internationally (and $450.8m in North America) - with China to come on Friday (May 11).

Avengers: Infinity War has overtaken the final global tallies of Captain America: Civil War ($1.153bn), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.085bn) and The Dark Knight ($1.004bn) to rank as the fifth highest superhero release in history and the 15th highest overall.

Itset a $17.6m opening weekend record in Russia, where in a handful of days it has already overtaken the lifetime total of Captain America: Civil War.

South Korea edged ahead of the UK in the latest round of an entertaining contest between the two markets and now ranks top on $69.1m, followed by the UK on $67.2m. More extraordinary results have seen the superhero behemoth excel in Mexico on $48.7m, Brazil on $44.3m, India on $35.7m, and Australia on $34.5m.

France has delivered $31.5m, Germany $28.8m, Japan $23.9m, Indonesia $20.6m, Philippines $19.7m, Italy $18.9m, Spain $17.7m, Taiwan $17m, Hong Kong and Thailand $15.8m apiece, and Malaysia $14.3m.

Avengers: Infinity War now ranks as the highest release of all time in Brazil, Indonesia and the Philippines, and the second highest in India (western) and Mexico. Internationally it ranks at number 24 in the pantheon.

IMAX contributed $20m globally as the running total vaulted to $80.2m including $40.2m from North America. The Russian debut set a $2.2m opening weekend record.


Taiwanese singer-actress Rene Liu’s Us And Them added $27m for $191m. A Or B added $11.1m for $47.m.


Action tentpole Rampage added $13.7m from 63 territories to reach $293.1m and $377. …

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