Avengers: Infinity War is drawing in that money in record time.
Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens cracked $US1 billion in worldwide box office receipts in a then-record 12 days. Well, step aside Star Wars, Marvel will take it from here. Avengers: Infinity War has climbed to the $US1 billion mark in 11 days, the fastest any film has earned that whopping figure.
This isn’t too much of a shock considering Infinity War started out the gate with huge numbers, earning an astonishing $US640 million in its worldwide opening weekend.
The big winner is of course Disney. Infinity War‘s $US1 billion cross is the studio’s 17th to cross the milestone (only 34 films have ever crossed $1B) and pushes Disney past the $US3B mark in box office earnings in just 2018.
It’s a feat all-round for the film, and all the more impressive seeing as it hasn’t hit China yet. The film opens there on May 11; expect a huge jump in numbers after that.
Infinity War is the sixth film in the MCU to cross $US1B. The cinematic universe’s five top-grossing films, as it currently stands, are as follows:
- Marvel’s The Avengers – $US1.5 billion
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – $US1.4 billion
- Black Panther – $US1.3 billion
- Iron Man 3 – $US1.2 billion
- Captain America: Civil War – $US1.15 billion
And this year’s far from over for the House of Mouse: Solo: A Star Wars Story is breaking records for early ticket sales and the 2018 line up includes Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Mary Poppins Returns.