'Avengers: Infinity War,' buoyed by China, becomes the biggest superhero movie ever

15 May, 2018, 22:31 | Author: Julian Swanson
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that there are "plans" to bring Marvel's first teen Muslim superhero to the big screen, with a potential Ms. Marvel movie in the works after the release of Captain Marvel in 2019.

Avengers: Infinity War is already placed in the 24th position in China's all-time highest-grossing films list and is also the second highest-earning superhero film, only behind Avengers: Age of Ultron, which raked in a lifetime theatrical revenue of 1.46 billion yuan.

Infinity War even beat the previous record-holder Marvel's The Avengers, which grossed S$13.7 million in 2012. It's now the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, but that won't last. The IMAX domestic network reported multiple sell-out screenings with IMAX representing 8 of the film's top 10 North America engagements. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos, who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones. It's going to pass "Jurassic World" at No. 4.

Disney broke records when the superhero film was first release late last month when its global opening drew about $640.9 million in sales. On Saturday, it became the second-fastest film to cross the $500 million mark at the domestic box office. The box office is likely to see a boost in coming weeks as "Deadpool 2" opens May 18 and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" bows on May 25.

In the "lives" category, we have Howard the Duck (Seth Green), Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), and Nakia - though regarding Lupita Nyong'o's character, the Russos said that she is "deep undercover", which is why she wasn't in Infinity War, but wouldn't comment specifically on her status post-dusting.

The Disney/Marvel blockbuster is now also the top film of 2018, surpassing Black Panther's earnings of $9.7 million.

Now that Infinity War is entertaining fans in cinemas around the world, certain details regarding the film's inner workings are starting to come to light.

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