Avengers: Infinity War crossing the $1 billion mark in a record 11 days
Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Infinity War is crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office today in a record 11 days. The record was previously held by Disney’s own Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which surpassed the mark in 12 days. Out of 34 films that have reached this milestone in industry history, this is Marvel Studios’ sixth and Disney’s 17th.
Avengers: Infinity War earned $31.4 million at the domestic box office on Friday and added $38.1 million internationally, for a global day of $69.5 million. That means the film has grossed $369.7 million in North America and $604.8 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $974.5 million through Friday, May 4th. It will open in China on May 11th.
In addition, on Friday, May 4, The Walt Disney Studios surpassed $3 billion in global grosses for the calendar year ($1.292 billion domestic, $1.727 billion international). This is the fastest this mark has been reached, surpassing the previous record set by Disney on May 6, 2016.
The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. 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. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.