'Avengers: Infinity War' assembles biggest box office opening ever

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As such, don't be surprised to see Infinity War's debut blossom come actuals on Monday afternoon.

Unsurprisingly, Infinity War obliterated everything else at the box office. The worldwide opening of the new Avengers movie also notches the top spot.

Friday's North American gross was $106 million, the second-best single day in history behind the $119.2 million earned by Force Awakens on its first day. Apart from achieving new milestones in the worldwide markets, the superhero flick has been on a record-breaking spree in the Indian circuit as well.

Industry experts are now tipping the movie for a three-day domestic weekend of $245.6 million, which would put it just short of the record $247.9 million set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. It dethroned the previous domestic victor from its own franchise - The Avengers (2012) and also decimated DCEU film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice which held the crown at $422.5 on its opening at the worldwide box-office. Globally, "Infinity War" hit a whopping $630 million, smashing the previous global opening weekend record of $541.9 million held by "The Fate Of The Furious". The studio also under-estimated The Avengers's performance by $7 million and under-estimated Avengers: Age of Ultron by $3.6 million. Analysts had earlier predicted that the film will earn around Rs 20 crore on its first day.

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Largest single Saturday gross, largest single Sunday gross, largest April opening, largest spring opening, widest PG-13 release, and fastest film to reach $150 million, $200 million and $250 million.

This year's other Marvel film, Black Panther, was released in February and now holds the all-time record for highest grossing domestic Marvel film at $684.9 million and rising. The lion's share belongs to "Black Panther", which returned to the top five this weekend with $4.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $688 million.

It comes as a shock to precisely no one who's paid attention that Infinity War is going to be the biggest movie of the year, barring a miracle elsewhere at the box office. In a very distant second place was John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place" with $10.7 million in its fourth week.