$284.5 million globally so far.
Avengers: Infinity War is off to a strong start both domestically and around the world with a global total that currently stands at $284.5 million.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film earned $178.5 million in its first three days of release in international markets and $106 million opening day (including $39 million from Thursday showings) in North America. Infinity War’s Friday opening is the second biggest of all time in North America, not far behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $119.2 million opening day haul.
Worldwide, it’s possible the film will have the biggest box office debut ever, potentially passing current record holder The Fate of the Furious, which earned $541.9 million in its global debut.
Avengers: Infinity War is expected to have the second largest domestic opening weekend of all time. The film is projected to make $240+ million in North America this weekend, which would put it ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s $220 million debut and very close to The Force Awakens’ opening weekend record of $248 million.
The film broke international box office records earlier this week, earning $39 million in its debut across 21 overseas markets on Wednesday. Infinity War the biggest opening day of all time in South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand.
If you haven’t yet seen Marvel Studios’ latest, check out our spoiler-free review of Infinity War. If you have, don’t miss our spoilercast, detailed breakdown of the ending, a look at the film’s 7 biggest WTF questions, and our explanation piece on Infinity War’s end credits scene.
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