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Avengers: Infinity War Crosses $2 Billion Worldwide

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War surpassed the $2 billion mark at the global box office yesterday in its 48th day of release. It’s just the fourth film in industry history to reach this milestone, the third to do so in its initial run, and the second to do so from The Walt Disney Studios (joining Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Domestically, Avengers: Infinity War stands as the fifth highest-grossing film of all time with $656.1 million through June 11, 2018. It holds the record for biggest domestic debut ever with $257.7 million in its opening weekend. It was the No. 1 film for three consecutive weeks and remains in the top five.

Internationally, it is the third highest-grossing release ever with $1.346 billion. Its domestic and international debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5 million even without China. The film opened to a massive $199.3 million in China two weeks after the global debut and has gone on to become the third biggest western release ever in the country with $369.7 million to date.

PHOTOS: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Cast Visit Shanghai Disney Resort

Ahead of the film’s highly anticipated debut in China this Friday, stars from Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” and Marvel fans from around the world visited Shanghai Disney Resort for an exclusive preview at Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Disneytown.

The film’s directors, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, were joined by stars Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland on the red carpet, greeting fans and signing autographs. Media and fans in the theatre enjoyed a sneak peek of the movie.

Check out the photos below to see images from the “Avengers: Infinity War” event at Shanghai Disney Resort!

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Since its U.S. debut on April 26, “Avengers: Infinity War” has already set several records, including the fastest film ever to cross the $1 billion mark in the box office.


Marvel Studios Caps First 10 Years With ‘Avengers: Infinity War’’s Race to $1 Billion

This weekend, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War crossed the $1 billion threshold at the worldwide box-office on Saturday, just 11 days after its release, becoming the fastest film in history to reach that mark. The previous record was held by Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned $1 billion in its first 12 days.

Also over the weekend, Avengers: Infinity War posted $115 million domestically, the second highest second weekend ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and just the fifth film ever to post over $100 million in its second frame. It has already surpassed $714 million internationally and $453 million domestically for a global total of $1,167.3 million.

These latest milestones follow Infinity War’s record-shattering global opening weekend of $640.4 million, the highest ever—and this did not include China or Russia. The film also posted the biggest domestic opening weekend ever with $257.7 million, which included $82.1 million Saturday and $69.2 million Sunday, the highest-ever grosses for those days of the week.

The success of Infinity War caps off a remarkable decade, with all 19 films opening at No. 1, starting in 2008 with the very first Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular hero. “The fun thing about the history of our 10 years so far at Marvel Studios is there were not a lot of expectations when we started,” said Marvel Studios President and Producer Kevin Feige. “Iron Man was our first one, where we put all of our instincts and all of our beliefs and all of what we thought would make for a good Marvel Studios movie into that and the expectations were low.”

“People weren’t sure if we’d be able to do it,” he continued. “Over the course of the years, expectations keep getting bigger and bigger, and I still would rather surprise people by having something like Guardians of the Galaxy, like Doctor Strange, like the first Ant-Man, like Black Panther. We need to keep ourselves interested and excited and surprise ourselves; and so far—10 years in—every time we’ve done that, the audience has responded in the way we’ve wanted them to. We keep things fresh, keep things unexpected.”

Robert Downey Jr. shared his unique perspective on what sets the films of Marvel Cinematic Universe apart. “This is a miracle that has occurred,” he said at the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War on April 22. “And for any of us to take credit for that miracle would be heresy. This is an isolated incident in the history of motion pictures because none of us [in the cast] are in competition against each other. We’re all competing for each other, for you [the audience]… These movies are metaphors for the way our world should be, and one day it might be, if we’re willing to fight for it.”

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Has Highest Domestic and Global Opening of All Time

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War enters the record books with a global opening of $640.4 million, making it the highest global opening weekend of all time.

The film also shattered domestic records, amassing $257.7 million over three days in the U.S. and Canada for the biggest-ever opening weekend. Avengers: Infinity War followed a $106.3 million domestic Friday—No. 2 of all-time—by breaking records on both Saturday and Sunday. The film’s $82.1 million Saturday and $69.2 million Sunday represent the highest-ever grosses for those days of the week. Marvel now holds six of the top 10 opening weekends of all time, and The Walt Disney Studios holds nine of the top 10.

The international opening of $382.7 million represents the second highest international opening weekend ever posted, even without any grosses from China, where Avengers: Infinity War is set to open May 11, or Russia, where it opens May 3. Avengers: Infinity War posted the highest opening weekend in industry history in Korea, India (western), Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Central America, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, South Africa, Turkey (non-local), UAE and West Africa.

With the $640.4 million opening weekend, Marvel Studios’ 19 releases have now amassed a staggering $15.48 billion to date. This weekend also marked a new milestone for Black Panther, which passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi to claim the No. 9 all-time global spot with an estimated global cumulative box office of $1.333 billion.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is Biggest Marvel Preview Ever

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War posted an incredible $39 million in Thursday evening previews, the fourth biggest preview gross ever and the biggest preview gross for a Marvel title, ahead of Captain America: Civil War ($25 million), Black Panther ($25.2 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($27.6 million).

With great momentum from February’s $1.3 billion hit Black Panther, this third Avengers film is the culmination of the first 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has released 19 films to critical acclaim and commercial success.

Internationally, Avengers: Infinity War has earned an outstanding $95 million in its first two days. It began rolling out April 25 in 21 material markets, followed by an additional 22 yesterday. The film has so far registered the highest opening day in industry history in Korea, Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Central America, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and UAE. Today, in addition to its North American debut, the film opens in Spain, Mexico, Japan, India, Turkey and South Africa. The film opens in Russia on May 3 and in China on May 11.

Highly anticipated by fans around the world, Avengers: Infinity War has also earned an 85-percent critic review from Rotten Tomatoes.