'Avengers: Infinity War' Becomes the Highest Grossing Superhero Movie of All Time

'Avengers: Infinity War' Becomes the Highest Grossing Superhero Movie of All Time

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With the film's haul in China, "Infinity War" is now the fifth biggest film in history, globally.

Variety reports that by 10 p.m. Friday in China, Infinity War already earned $66 million on its first full day of release.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and made for close to $300 million, Infinity War marks the third Avengers film and the 19th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The box office is likely to see a boost in coming weeks as "Deadpool 2" opens May 18 and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" bows on May 25.

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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.

The film narrowly managed to beat out Breaking In, which performed just below expectations with $16.5 million. Breaking In and Life of the Party both received a B CinemaScore. The movie now sits at $1.606 billion worldwide and $547.8 million domestic. We were anticipating a little more out of this title, but it still managed to outperform the studio's expectations and almost triple its reported $6 million budget in its first three days of release. The result follows Marvel Studios' recent phenomenon Black Panther which has made over £50M in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Outside the top five, and landing in the top ten for the 13th consecutive week, is Disney and Marvel's Black Panther. The mega Marvel mashup continues its iconic run by becoming the second fastest film to reach $500 million at the domestic box office. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page. The film will expand to 350 theaters next weekend. And it didn't match the $19.5 million opening of Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's Snatched over Mother's Day weekend past year. There is no word on whether it will also release in China after a minor delay or not. This must have definitely gone OTT over the superstar, having not watched any of the previous movies, we assume.

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