Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Avengers assemble at top of the box office

Avengers assemble at top of the box office

The box office record triumphed for not just the entire weekend but also independently for the biggest Saturday and Sunday with $83 million and $61 million respectively.

The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought Marvel's worldwide tally to $15 billion.

Final weekend numbers will be released on Monday. "Infinity War" carries an 87 percent on the Tomatometer, which means over the course of 10 years, the MCU still doesn't have a film that's been deemed "rotten" on the review aggregator site - even though this two-hour sleep aid came mighty close. Infinity War ranks as the No. 2 foreign bow of all time. If it does that, Marvel will be just behind The Force Awakens for the second-biggest opening weekend of all-time. Apart from achieving new milestones in the global markets, the superhero flick has been on a record-breaking spree in the Indian circuit as well. All-in-all, Avengers: Infinity War was only a few bucks away from the 100 crore club with the 94.33 crores collection over the weekend.

After Force Awakens, the biggest North American openings belong to Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 million) and Jurassic World ($208.8 million). The film will soon cross the coveted Rs 100 crore mark in the opening weekend itself. A $300 million plus haul is expected from the global markets, meaning it would topple The Fate of the Furious' $541.9 million for the biggest worldwide opening in history. The Burbank, California-based company is already far ahead of rivals this year thanks to the $1 billion-plus generated by "Black Panther", a fresh hit from the company's Marvel superhero library.

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While Disney began with a more cautious forecast of $210 million for the three-day opening weekend, the company on Friday raised that estimate to $225 million. That total includes a Marvel domestic record of $22.5 million.

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Falling to No. 2 this week is "A Quiet Place", bringing in an estimated $10.6 million in its fourth week out. Looking at the current, we are expecting the film to collect around Rs 150 crore in its first week at the box office.

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