Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continues its record-breaking run at the box office, having now passed last year’s Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok as well as Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man movie worldwide.
On Thursday, Infinity War crossed the $857 million mark globally, beating Wonder Woman and Ragnarok, two of the biggest comic book movies of 2017 with lifetime grosses of $822 million and $854 million, respectively. The film arrives in Russia today, but has yet to open in China, the world’s second-largest box office territory.
This past weekend, Avengers: Infinity War opened with $257.6 million at the North American box office, beating the previous opening weekend record of $247.9 million set by The Force Awakens in 2015. Overseas, Infinity War launched with $382.87 million for a global start of $640.5 million.
Infinity War is the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and features the fractured Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on Thanos and his army. The Marvel Studios film was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo from as script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.