'Avengers: Infinity War' Becomes the Fifth Biggest Film in China
By Faith Magbanua, May 16, 2018 00:05 AM
After weeks of waiting, the much anticipated film hits the Chinese theatre, the freshest installment from the Marvel Universe has grabbed China by storm.
China was the last market where "Avengers: Infinity War" opened, and Earth's mightiest heroes has made their premiere count. Opening its primer last Thursday, May 10, 2018, the Marvel film certainly did not disappoint.
'Infinity War' took in an estimated US$77.6 million last Thursday night previews and Friday grosses in China, according EntGroup Inc., a market research firm. While Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, declined to confirm the numbers, it said in a statement that "early indications are very strong as we look to have one of the biggest opening days of all time."
The Marvel and Disney blockbuster earned $200 million just for its opening in China this weekend. The film, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, is the second biggest 3-day weekend opening ever in China, when measured in local currency, according to Disney.
With the film's haul in China, "Infinity War" is now the fifth biggest film in history and globally.
It passed other hit films on the all-time worldwide list like "The Avengers," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Furious 7," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," "Frozen" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The film has also already passed Marvel's last cinematic phenomenon, "Black Panther."
Four of the top ten films on the all-time global list belong to Marvel Studios.
On the other hand, back in the states, the film took the top spot at the box office once again nabbing an estimated $61.8 million. "Infinity War" has now made $548 million in North America, which makes it the eighth biggest domestic release of all time.
The next stop for "Infinity War" in the coming weeks looks to be the $2 billion mark around the world. If "Infinity War" gets there it would become the first summer film to ever reach that milestone.
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