Avengers: Infinity War smashes box office records

Avengers: Infinity War smashes box office records

Though Padmaavat had enjoyed the extended weekend of 4 days excluding paid previews on Wednesday plus the screen count of Ranveer Singh's film was nearly double than Avengers.

Saturday saw the film cash in £9.2million, and saw 78% of movie goers flock to the cinema for the film, which broke the United Kingdom box office making it the biggest Saturday opening ever. The previous record of $247.9 million was made by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" three years ago. J.J. Abrams grossed $248 million in 2015.

The Marvel movie 10 years in the making brought in $630 million in box-office returns worldwide in its debut weekend, ComScore estimated-more than any movie ever released. We'll just have to wait and see what happens in the coming weeks.

Its Thursday night preview opening was the largest-ever for a Marvel movie, and the 4th-largest Thursday ever with $39 million. In fact, the movie directed by Joe and Anthony Russo has claimed six records in its opening weekend.

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Comebacks include Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. "Avengers: Infinity Wars" is already on its way to become the second highest grossing Hollywood film in India, after 2016 animated film "The Jungle Book". Due to the film's monster success, Paramount's head Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel was in the works.

Speaking of Black Panther, almost 3 months after its release, it is still No. 5 in theaters with $4.4 million this weekend so far. That brings the North American tally on Amy Schumer's latest comedy to $29 million. Combined with its $7.1 million in North America this weekend, the Dwayne Johnson-starrer has earned $334.6 million.

Rounding out the weekend is another Marvel title, "Black Panther". After ten years, 18 prior films and some $15 billion in box office, the weekend was an assured and long-awaited coronation for Kevin Feige's Marvel, the most dominant force in a Hollywood with precious few sure things.

As to the reaction from critics and fans, Infinity War Part I has received great reviews.

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It has also been performing spectacularly at the worldwide box office.

Disney had 26 percent of the domestic box office heading into the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

"He tweeted: "'Avengers: InfinityWar" smashes records.

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