In a mere 11 days, Avengers: Infinity War has surpassed the entire domestic gross of 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Marvel movie may reach the global milestone of $1.6B by the end of the week.
According to box office projections, the movie has just surpassed its predecessor’s total at the domestic box office, and is well on its way to topping $1.2B globally:
#AvengersInfinityWar will cross $1.2B #boxoffice today. MON added another $31.2M worldwide putting new totals at $461.4M domestic (passing #Avengers Ultron), $737.5M intl and $1.199B global. Massive China debut just days away as #InfinityWar may soar to $1.6B+ by SUN.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) May 8, 2018
Combine this good news with the fact that the movie doesn’t have to worry about any significant competition for about a week and a half, and you’ve got the perfect storm for the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time.
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters, with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Terry Notary, Carrie Coon, and Josh Brolin. Here’s the official Infinity War synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
The currently-untitled Avengers 4 features a cast made up of many of the key players in Infinity War — alongside returning actors Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and Evangeline Lilly, and newcomers like Brie Larson, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Emma Fuhrmann — and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.