Disney: 'Infinity War' Draws $200M in China Debut

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Its direct sequel, the still-officially-untitled Avengers 4, is due out in theaters May 3, 2019. That debut finally took place this weekend and the numbers were absolutely extraordinary. The IMAX domestic network reported multiple sell-out screenings with IMAX representing 8 of the film's top 10 North America engagements.

Infinity War's $257 million (Rs 1700 crore) tally broke Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $248 million opening weekend record in the USA, and The Fate of the Furious' $540 million worldwide opening record with a huge $641 million (Rs 4300 crore) haul. In the meantime, while Thanos' dancing may be restricted to Fortnite, you can get a taste of his destructive power right now in Avengers: Infinity War.

So far, the film has earned $1.6 billion dollars worldwide.

During the weekend, AIW raced past the lifetime domestic total of films such as Beauty and the Beast ($504 million), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532 million) and The Dark Knight ($534 million) to become the eighth-highest domestic release of all-time.

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Infinity War even beat the previous record-holder Marvel's The Avengers, which grossed S$13.7 million in 2012. Within 11 days, it became the fastest film to hit $1 billion in global sales, besting "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which hit $1 billion in global sales. It's now the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, but that won't last. That means that the opening weekend for The Fate of the Furious represented roughly 49% of it's overall China gross. Beware, there are spoilers for Infinity War below.

Infinity War' grossed $200 million its opening weekend in China, making it that nation's second-largest debut of all time.

"This is a typical Mother's Day weekend with a big blockbuster in the mix and some counter programming thrown in for good measure as we await the arrival of "Deadpool 2" next week", said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

As for cracking the top two, I don't envision Infinity War pulling it off.