Avengers: Infinity War,
debuted as the biggest opening for a Marvel film and the best domestic and global debut of all time, according to Variety.
, the latest in a back-to-back rollout of Marvel films, brought in $258 million in North America and $382 million internationally for a total of $640 million globally. The film has not reached China yet, where is expected to set additional records.
The weekend numbers surpassed
Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
which bowed at $248 million domestically and was the previous highest grossing domestic open as well as
The Fate of the Furious
, which formerly held the highest global opening weekend of all time.
Industry professionals cite the success of Marvel’s films, including
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Black Panther ,
as launch pads for the film, which includes all of the recent films’ characters.
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