I don’t think there’s anyone in the world who would think that Avengers: Infinity War is going to be a really bad movie. I mean, this is combining 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it may be the biggest movie milestone of our generation.
Now, the question remains: how much money will Marvel rack in? Well after the unbelievable runaway success of Black Panther, it seems like Marvel Studios can still be surprised by just how well their films do. Well, Box Office Pro has reported the opening weekend numbers and they are huge, and you can see the predicted numbers below:
- Domestic Opening Weekend: $200 million – $235 million
- Domestic Total Gross: $490 million – $590 million
While the report won’t go into worldwide projections just yet, there are early estimates that Infinity War is going to put in the ring for a possible upset of the opening weekend record, which is currently being held by Fate of the Furious, which that movie brought in $443.2M overseas, and $541.9M worldwide when it was released. Now, that’s not surprising, considering the fact that FotF was a pivotal installment in one of the world’s top movie franchises and the first one since Paul Walker’s death, but Infinity War is a bonafide cinematic milestone and event, and it’s going to be pulling viewer interest from across 10 years of previous films.
The real question is: Will Disney be able to outdo Disney? Currently, the record for opening domestic weekend is being held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $248M. It is followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which made $220M. It’s also been mentioned that Jurassic World’s domestic opening weekend number of $208.8M may be an easier hurdle to get over.
Avengers: Infinity War will bring together the last ten years of MCU storylines, as the Mad Titan Thanos tries to gather the fix Infinity Stones spread across the universe, to form the godly Infinity Gauntlet, with which he can remake the universe. We recently got spoiler hint about some major character deaths, along with Marvel announcing that Infinity War would be releasing a week early so that fans across the world can enjoy it at the same time.