Avengers: Infinity War which is the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has broken a lot of records set by popular superhero movies such as Black Panther, Fate of the Furious, and Star Wars. It is a sequel to 2012 Avengers and 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron. The movie which was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen Mcfeely surpassed all expectations to become one of the best and biggest movies ever to grace the silver screen.
Pre-Sale Tickets of the Movie
There were high expectations regarding the movie, because of the expensive budget that was used in producing the movie. With an estimation of around $320 million, and was referred to as the most expensive movie ever made. Most movie lovers expected a lot of production budget since the movie united Earth’s mightiest heroes and the Guardian of the Galaxy against the Mad Titan Thanos. The pre-sale tickets of the movie surpassed the last seven Marvel Cinematic Universe movie combined together on Fandango. There were also reports that the movie induced the biggest amount of pre-sales at the AMC Theatres. It was also noted by AMC that the advance ticket sales were 250 percent ahead of Black Panther and 1000 percent ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
It was also revealed by The Wall Street Journal that the movie has sold $50 million advance ticket more than Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens a week before its release. The movie was greatly applauded with positive reviews from movie critics due to the visual effects, cast, emotional weight and action scenes. The movie grossed $641 million in its opening weekend and grossed over $808 million worldwide making it the second highest grossing movie in 2018 after Black Panther.
Avengers: Infinity War
The movie generated $106.million in the United States and Canada on its opening day. The movie also induced a total of $39 million on its Thursday night preview, making it the highest Thursday night preview for an MCU movie and fourth behind The Force Awakens ($57 million), The Last Jedi ($45 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($43.5 million). The Saturday gross of the movie $83 million was the best ever surpassing Jurassic World $69.6 million. The Sunday gross of the becomes even better with $69.2 million beating The Force Awakens’ $60.5 million. The movie total domestic gross was viewed to gross $490-590 million, though it was finally summed up to $600 million.
Worldwide Box Office
The movie generated $382.7 million outside of Canada and United States and became the number two movie opening internationally behind the Fate of the Furious ($444.2 million). The best opening weekend records were set in South Korea ($39.2 million), Mexico ($25.4 million), Brazil ($19.1 million), India (for a Western release, $18.6 million), the Philippines ($12.5 million), Thailand ($10 million), Indonesia ($9.6 million), Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Central America, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and West Africa. France earned $17.7 million after generating $3.9 million in its opening day alongside Italy and it was referred to as the largest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ever and also the highest movie ever for the month of April. The United Kingdom had the highest grossing Saturday movie ever. It must be noted that the film’s top markets are the United Kingdom ($41.4 million), South Korea ($39.2 million), and Mexico ($25.4 million).
The gross of the movie could have increased if it had released in China in its opening weekend, but it would eventually be released on May 6 in that country and it tends to do well because of its major superhero movie success such as Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie also recorded a total of $25.2 million on April 30, 2018, surpassing Fast and Furious 7 $10 million in Monday overall gross releases. Black Panther maintain the first position with a total of $40.151 million, followed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a total of $40.109 million. Avengers: Infinity War ended in the 10th position. The movie also became highest grossing Tuesday for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ever on May 1, 2018, with a total of $23.42 million, surpassing Black Panther $20.85 million which makes Infinity War the highest-grossing single Tuesday movie ever.