'Infinity War' beats Star Wars for opening weekend record

'Infinity War' beats Star Wars for opening weekend record

'Infinity War' beats Star Wars for opening weekend record

For months, the million dollar question has been predicting the box-office collections forf Avengers: Infinity War. Bringing together superheroes from across the Marvel Universe, Infinity War keeps you hooked till the end and leaves you gasping for more. The number is expected to rise significantly this weekend.

By any measure, the 2-hour-and-40 minute-long "Infinity War" is one of the largest films ever assembled.

As to the reaction from critics and fans, Infinity War Part I has received great reviews.

There's more awareness about Marvel over in Asia and China so there's a chance the third Avengers movie could go on to break even more records. It now stands as the fourth highest preview total in history after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

"'Avengers: Infinity War' demonstrated yet another Marvel superhero power", Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst at comScore, said.

An image released by Marvel Studios shows, front row from left, Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson and Sebastian Stan in a scene from "Avengers: Infinity War'". The previous worldwide opening record holder was The Fate of the Furious with $541.9 million. The film had an higher occupancy on day one than Dangal, PK, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tubelight, Bodyguard, Dilwale, Raees and recent releases like Baaghi 2 and Padmaavat. The movie is expected to make $250 million by the end of Sunday in the USA and Canada, which would be a new first-weekend record, surpassing Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million).

And Marvel's still-strong superhero smash Black Panther held in at No. 5 in its 11th week in theaters with $4.4 million ($688 million total and $1.3 billion worldwide).

Adarsh had also tweeted some stats on Infinity War's opening Friday, in which he listed the top five openings of the year in India.

The film now has a fairly good 84% freshness score on the aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, with the audience score resting at 93%, but those numbers will fluctuate greatly throughout opening weekend.

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