Now they have directed one of the highest-grossing movies in history and they have another Avengers film on the way in May of 2019. The only real question that remained was could Avengers: Infinity War pull off a big enough second frame to break the second weekend record of $149.2 million set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015?
Even with that drop in mind, it's worth noting that the film hasn't even opened in China, where it potentially stands to earn even more.
With a domestic opening weekend haul of $257.7 million last time around, Avengers: Infinity War was always going to have a massive second weekend, and it didn't disappoint.
Internationally, Infinity War amassed another $162.6 million, thanks in part to a record breaking $17.6 million opening in Russian Federation, bringing the film's worldwide total to $713.3 million - with China still to come later this month. Not long ago, it was "Black Panther", but things have changed as the film crowded with superheroes became the fastest movie to hit $1 billion globally.
"This was not the strongest weekend ever regarding the official kick-off of the summer season, but we could be looking at a record May ultimately", Dergarabedian said, noting upcoming releases like "Deadpool 2" (May 18) and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (May 25).More news: Paine and Cummins named to Cricket Australia's player behaviour panel
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According to Deadline, this tape Anthony and Joe Russo took just 11 days, despite the fact that she was not shown in China - one of the largest film markets in the world. Internationally, the film earned an estimated $162.6 million this weekend, making for a current foreign total of $713.3 million.
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STX Films' comedy "I Feel Pretty", starring Amy Schumer as a self-conscious woman who suffers a head injury and then sees herself as ravishingly handsome, was fourth at $4.9 million.
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In sixth place, "Tully", starring Charlize Theron, launched on 1,353 screens with $3.2 million.