It’s no surprise that Avengers: Infinity War is climbing up the ranks of highest grossing films as it was known all along that the film was in for a phenomenal run at the box office.
Marvel Studios’ superhero films have always raised the bar at the box office and their latest entrant in the universe has proved again why they are the biggest film franchise across the globe.
Avengers 3 is going super-strong at the box office and after its much awaited release in China the film has collected a whopping $200 mn in this short span of time.
The film’s 17-day collection (worldwide) has broke several records and has solidified its position among the highest grossing films ever.
How? Let’s take a look.
Avengers: Infinity War is the latest film to cross the $1.6 billion mark and in doing so has become one of the few films of Hollywood to get the job done in less than a month. The film is now the highest grossing film in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, surpassing the lifetime collections of its predecessors; Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Going by the books, Avengers 3 is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time as its recent record breaking spree in China skyrocketed the film’s position by surpassing the lifetime collections of films like Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 2, Avengers 1 and 2, Furious 7 and Frozen.
The film’s historic run was kickstarted by a never-before-seen record as the film became the fastest to collect $1 billion across the globe to its earth-shattering collections in the second biggest market for films, China.
Avengers 3 is just a few inches away from grabbing the fourth spot in the list of highest grossers as the film is all set to dethrone Jurassic World in the coming days.
However, the bigger picture here is to come at par with the three kings sitting atop the mountain. We are talking about Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awaken.
The three films are the only films ever to gross the $2 billion mark in their lifetime run and that is something where Avengers 3 will need to struggle to accomplish the milestone. But why?
Well, the answer is simple. Summers are here which means that more Hollywood releases are in line to make their way to the big screen.
Avengers: Infinity War is going to face a stiff competition from major Hollywood films like Deadpool 2 and Jurassic World 2, which will put a roadblock in its way to go for the $ 2 billion mark. No spoilers here but Avengers 3 surpassing Avatar’s lifetime collection is pretty much out of the equation.
Nonetheless, the film had its fair share of making history at the box office by setting the bar for other films in countries like China, India and Uk.
#AvengersInfinityWar continues to add to its BIG, FAT TOTAL… [Week 3] Fri 2.21 cr, Sat 3.42 cr, Sun 4.37 cr. Total: ₹ 213.94 cr NettBOC. India biz… #Avengers #InfinityWar #AvengersInfinityWar biz at a glance… Week 1: ₹ 156.64 cr Week 2: ₹ 47.30 cr Weekend 3: ₹ 10 cr Total: ₹ 213.94 cr NBOC India biz. Note: English + Hindi + Tamil + Telugu. BLOCKBUSTER.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War featuring an ensemble cast was released worldwide on April 27 in 2D and 3D formats.