Marvel Studios set a new record this weekend. Its latest film, the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, opened to the tune of an astonishing $250 million, beating out Disney’s own Star Wars: The Force Awakens which previously held the record at $247 million during its opening weekend in 2015. It did extremely well overseas as well, opening to $380 million and making for an overall $630 million opening weekend around the world.
From the moment the first screenings of the film began to play, it was clear Infinity War would have a big weekend. On Thursday night alone, it pulled in $39 million. On Friday, it did $106 million. On Saturday, it set another record by attracting $83 million domestically. I guess when you jam-pack more than 20 different superheroes from Marvel comic books into a two-hour 40-minute film, you simply get numbers like this.
It remains unclear when another film could break the new record, however, as other movies such as Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool 2 are both opening in the very near future. Therefore, we could see Infinity War lose its place on the opening weekend records list, but since we’re not Nostradamus, we’re left with guessing whether it’s true or not. We’ll, of course, let you know of any developments in this regard.