'Infinity War' to set record, fastest to surpass $1 billion


Weekend Box Office – 'Avengers: Infinity War' Hits $1 Billion Worldwide In Fastest Time Ever

MGM and Lionsgate's Pantelion Films' gender-swapped remake of Garry Marshall's 1987 comedy, "Overboard" scored the highest-grossing opening weekend for Pantelion Films with a better-than-expected $14.8 million from 1,623 theaters.

"Avengers: Infinity War" is Marvel's sixth film to reach that number, including the second most recent installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe "Black Panther".

"It's great to have a large base especially in the wake of 'Avengers, '" Presburger said.

In North America, Infinity War commanded a mighty $112.5million from 4,474 screens, which brought its new total up to a dizzying $451 million. They gave Overboard an "A-" on CinemaScore.

"A Quiet Place" takes third with $7.6 million (cume now $159.9 million), while a weekend haul of $4.9 million positions "I Feel Pretty" at #4 (cume now $37.8 million).

"Tully", Jason Reitman's latest collaboration with "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody and "Young Adult" star Charlize Theron, took in $3.1 million. And Marvel has another potential blockbuster, "Deadpool 2", with Ryan Reynolds, arriving May 18. The global numbers for Friday through Sunday will also be contained where accessible.

The film also features Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland.

War will zip past Ultron's $459 million domestic total on Monday and the first Avengers' $623 million by the end of its run. Infinity War managed to slighly edge out fellow Marvel film Black Panther's $111.6 million second weekend. The film is receiving a splendid response in India too.

FILE - This file image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong in a scene from "Avengers: Infinity War".

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