'Avengers: Infinity War' Is The Highest Grossing Superhero Movie Of All Time

Rosalie Gross
May 14, 2018

Put another way - Infinity War is just days away from passing up the entire lifetime run of Avengers: Age to Ultron in China ($240.1 million).

Disney/Marvel Studios' plan to bump up the release of "Avengers: Infinity War" (or was it Robert Downey Jr.'s idea?) a weekend earlier than originally planned has worked out perfectly. On Saturday, it became the second-fastest film to cross the US$500 million mark at the domestic box office.

Internationally, Life of the Party opened in eight markets and grossed an estimated $2.9 million including a $1.5 million second place debut in Australia and an $858k fourth place opening in the UK.

The film has earned over Rs 200 crore in India itself.

The Anthony and Joe Russo directorial earned 257.69 million dollars in its opening weekend, breaking the previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens that had opened at 248 million dollars. "Black Panther" still holds the domestic superhero title with $696 million.

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This was inevitable really, given that it has been shattering box office records left, right and centre these past couple of weeks, but Avengers: Infinity War has now surpassed 2012's The Avengers to become not only the biggest Marvel movie of all time, but also the highest-grossing superhero movie in history.

The final weekend opener, Universal's "Breaking In", bowed with $1 million in five markets, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.

You can view this weekend's full box office results (via Box Office Mojo) below.

Rounding out the top five this weekend are Overboard, which brought in $10.1 million, and A Quiet Place, which brought in $6.4 million. The movie, which has received mostly negative reviews from critics with a 41 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, performed on the lower side of $17 to $22 million expectations. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Union's "Breaking In" launched in third with $16.5 million in 2,537 locations. The movie's domestic total through Sunday is $29.6 million.

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