Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Infinity War's Directors Received Death Threats Over Hawkeye's Absence

Infinity War's Directors Received Death Threats Over Hawkeye's Absence

The film now stands alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic and Avatar as the only movies to hit this box office milestone!

Can "Infinity War" reach the rest of the pack?

Avengers: Infinity War was released nearly two months ago, but it continues to rake in billions at the box office. All of those films were released over the winter holidays.

Infinity War, which passed the $1 billion mark faster than any film, took only 48 days to double that, having grossed $2,001,136,398; a level that puts the film amongst rarefied film industry air of the $2 Billion Club, joining 2009's Avatar ($2.78 billion), 1997's Titanic ($2.18 billion) and 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06B).

Actor Josh Brolin played the supervillain Thanos
Actor Josh Brolin played the supervillain Thanos

Avengers: Infinity War has officially crossed the $2 billion mark worldwide. Domestically, Avengers: Infinity War is the fifth-highest grossing film of all time, with $656.1 million. It holds the record for biggest domestic debut ever with $257.7 million in its opening weekend on April 27 to April 29, topping "The Force Awakens" by almost $10 million. In China, the film's US$369.7 million gross to date ranks third all-time.

It was also the most successful Hollywood film ever released in India. Infinity War posted opening weekend numbers of over Rs 120 crore. Over its span of a decade, Marvel brought together nearly every superhero in its comics world onto the celluloid, to ultimately fight against the supervillain Thanos in the Infinity War.

Although he didn't appear in Infinity War, the Russo brothers previously claimed Hawkeye's absence is "tied into the story", so it's possible he'll appear in Avengers 4. Well, Thanos finally launched his primary attack in Avengers: Infinity War and Iron Man is going to have to think creatively to save the universe.

2019 will also see the release of Captain Marvel and a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and both films are expected to make close to $1 billion worldwide, according to a Forbes report.

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