A lot of superheroes leads to a lot of ticket sales, which Avengers: Infinity War accomplished, raking in over $250 million in sales on its opening weekend, surpassing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and setting the highest opening weekend of all time.Infinity War had high ticket sales over its opening weekend, which is not a shocker, but I am shocked that it set the all-time high after showing in 4,474 theaters in North America alone. The latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe also set a new global record opening at $630 million.
To sum it up, Avengers: Infinity War gathers about two dozen superheroes together from the ten-year culmination of Marvel films and provides probably the most action we've ever seen in a two hour and 40-minute runtime.
The movie was shot over 18 months back-to-back with a sequel due out next summer and was the first film shot entirely with IMAX cameras. And, after ten years and 18 prior films, some $15 billion has been made in the box office on MCU movies alone.
Dave Hollis, distribution head at Disney stated:
"To have now the biggest movie of domestic history as one of the Marvel cinematic universe films seems like a fitting tribute to the Marvel Studios team which has had just an astounding, unmatched run in the last decade."
If Infinity War lives up to its fans expectations, it can almost be guaranteed that its currently untitled sequel will have either a matched or greater box office outcome when it releases next summer.