Published: Sun, May 06, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Avengers: Infinity War sets record as fastest to surpass $1 billion

Avengers: Infinity War sets record as fastest to surpass $1 billion

Disney projects "Infinity War" will earn $112.5 million in its second weekend at US theaters, and earn $162.6 million internationally in the Friday-Sunday window.

"Avengers: Infinity War" set another record this weekend, destroying the box office competition and drumming up $1 billion faster than any other film on the books. Today we learned the answer to that question, which is no, with Avengers: Infinity War easily taking the top spot with $112.4 million.

What records is "Avengers: Infinity War" not going to break?

The film cruised past the cumulative total of numerous wildly successful predecessors in the Marvel cinematic universe, including "Spider-Man: Homecoming", "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2".

The Marvel flick opened in Russian Federation this weekend, where it scored a record $17.6 million.

Slipping to No. 3 in its fifth weekend is Paramount Picture's "A Quiet Place". The third weekend of Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" secured the fourth slot with $4.9 million from 3,232 theaters.

Rounding out the top five was Warner/New Line's Rampage with an estimated $4.6 million from 3,151 screens. The film has earned $18,464,603 million in India alone. Whether it has what it takes to pass Black Panther near $700 million domestic haul remains to be seen. Down 36%, the latest Dwayne Johnson hit has amassed $85 million domestically and an additional $293 million from global markets. Looking ahead to next weekend, only two movies will arrive in wide release, with Universal's thriller Breaking In, starring Gabrielle Union, and New Line Cinema's Life of the Party, starring Melissa McCarthy.

A 43-year-old man died while watching "Avengers: Infinity War" in Indian state Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district, Indian media reported.

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