After just 48 days in theaters, Avengers: Infinity War joins a very exclusive group of movies that have made more than $2 billion across the globe. It holds the record for biggest domestic debut ever with $257.7 million in its opening weekend.
While all the MCU films have had post-credits scenes that teased upcoming installments in an ever-expanding cinematic universe, Infinity War was the first film to end on a straight-up cliffhanger. It's also, it should be said, Disney's second film to crack $2 billion after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which completed its run with $2,068,223,624 worldwide.
Marvel's superhero blockbuster is currently the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time (for now).
While the Ryan Coogler-directed flick is perched atop the MCU domestic chart at almost $700 million, a figure the Anthony and Joe Russo-directed blockbuster can consider a pipe dream at best, the fact that the third Avengers installment is about to make cinematic history by becoming the fourth feature ever to cross the $2 billion plateau alone is enough to dwarf any and all of T'Challa's achievements.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Soars to $2 Billion at Worldwide Box Office
Avengers: Infinity War is one step closer to making infinity dollars. Domestically the film notched $6.8 million this last weekend, and internationally the film pulled in another $10.9 million. The film opened to a massive $199.3M in China two weeks after the global debut and has gone on to become the third biggest release ever in the country with $369.7M to date. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality.
The Avengers will assemble again for the still-untitled fourth film, set for May 3, 2019.