Avengers: Infinity War opens to $106 million on Friday domestically!
Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Infinity War started with a domestic opening day of $106 million, including $39 million from Thursday previews, marking the second-largest domestic first day in history, topping Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($104 million) and trailing Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($119 million). Disney is estimating an opening weekend in the $225 million – $240 million range, good for the second-biggest opening weekend ever behind The Force Awakens‘ $248 million.
Internationally, Avengers: Infinity War has grossed $178.5 million since it started opening overseas on Wednesday. That brings the worldwide total up to $284.5 million through Friday.
Infinity War‘s opening day performance has pushed Disney over the $1 billion mark domestically in record time, 117 days, which is quicker than the previous industry and Disney record of 128 days in 2016.
The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. 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.