Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Passes ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Spider-Man’

Avengers Infinity War Wonder WomanMarvel’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.

 Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters, with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, 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, Paul Rudd, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Josh Brolin. Here’s the film’s official 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 newcomers like Brie Larson and Evangeline Lilly — and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Characters Ranked From Best To Worst

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Avengers-Infinity-War-1Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is nothing short of a triumph. The way that directors Anthony and Joe Russo along with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely managed to bring all of these larger-than-life characters from separate films together so cohesively and in such an entertaining manner is something to be praised. And given the epic scale of this project along with its massive ensemble, some characters get to have more satisfying arcs than others, but nonetheless – each character somehow gets to have their moment in the spotlight to shine.

Here are the majority of the characters from the remarkable ensemble of Avengers: Infinity War ranked from best to worst. Granted, none of these characters are put in the situation where the film reaches “bad” territory, but given the amount of characters involved, certain characters shine more than others. But even with that, this just goes to show how the Russo Brothers, Markus and McFeely knocked this out of the park. Start the list by clicking Next.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.