Box office performance – Avengers: Infinity War

On April 27th, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters building on over a decade of movies in the various Marvel franchises. The film became one of the biggest box office hits in history, having had one of the best opening weekends ever. This article will take a look at how Infinity War stacks up historically using information from BoxOfficeMojo.

Domestic gross

Avengers: Infinity War is currently the second highest grossing superhero film at the domestic box office, only behind Black Panther which came out earlier this year. Currently, Infinity War has been in theaters for 130 days (18.6 weeks). If it sticks around as long as Black Panther did (175 days – 25 weeks) it might be able to pass it.

Lifetime domestic gross for films that have made at least $500,000 (Sept. 4, 2018).png

Year Film Lifetime gross
2015 The Force Awakens $936,662,225
2009 Avatar $760,507,625
2018 Black Panther $700,059,566
2018 Infinity War $678,778,164
1997 Titanic $659,363,944
2015 Jurassic World $652,270,625
2012 The Avengers $623,357,910
2017 The Last Jedi $620,181,382
2018 Incredibles 2 $602,326,913
2008 The Dark Knight $534,858,444
2016 Rogue One $532,177,324
2017 Beauty and the Beast (2017) $504,014,165

When looking at the all-time domestic gross list and accounting for ticket price inflation, Infinity War comes in at number 34. This puts it $1,194,175,536 behind Gone with the Wind on the non-adjusted list.

Top 35 movies all-time in terms of adjusted domestic gross adjusted as of Sept. 4 2018 .png

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Film Year Domestic gross adjusted for inflation
Gone with the Wind 1939 $1,872,953,700
Star Wars 1977 $1,651,168,600
Sound of Music 1965 $1,320,190,500
E.T. 1982 $1,314,989,700
Titanic 1997 $1,256,546,800
The Ten Commandments 1956 $1,214,370,000
Jaws 1975 $1,187,290,600
Doctor Zhivago 1965 $1,150,735,700
The Exorcist 1973 $1,025,254,300
Snow White 1937 $1,010,430,00
The Force Awakens 2015 $1,002,227,000
101 Dalmatians 1961 $926,232,900
The Empire Strikes Back 1980 $910,134,500
Ben-Hur 1959 $908,460,000
Avatar 2009 $902,059,800
Return of the Jedi 1983 $871,930,700
Jurassic Park 1993 $849,334,300
The Phantom Menace 1999 $837,192,900
The Lion King 1994 $826,387,300
The Sting 1973 $826,354,300
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 $820,797,700
The Graduate 1967 $793,297,200
Fantasia 1941 $769,813,000
Jurassic World 2015 $732,786,100
The Godfather 1972 $731,612,200
Forrest Gump 1994 $728,757,600
Mary Poppins 1964 $724,745,500
Grease 1978 $713,504,500
The Avengers 2012 $712,688,900
Black Panther 2018 $700,059,566
Thunderball 1965 $693,396,000
The Dark Knight 2008 $690,276,700
The Jungle Book 1967 $683,012,800
Infinity War 2018 $678,781,267
Sleeping Beauty 1959 $673,707,000

Worldwide gross

Avengers: Infinity War had the best worldwide weekend opening of all-time, earning a whopping $640.5 million. It earned $328.8 million (59.8%) of that from its combined overseas openings.

In terms of all-time worldwide gross, Infinity War is fourth at $2,046.4 billion, with $1.367.6 billion (66.8%) of that coming from its overseas earnings. The film is one of only four to cross the two billion mark worldwide and one of only 36 to cross the one billion mark worldwide.

Lifetime worldwide gross for films that have made at least $1.3 billion (Sept. 4th, 2018).png

*Films over the $500 million mark domestically but not the $1.3 billion worldwide: Beauty and the Beast (13th: $1,263.5), The Incredibles 2* (17th, $1,166.3)  Rogue One (25th: $1,056.1) and The Dark Knight (34th, $1,004.6)

*The Incredibles 2 has only been in theatres for 81 days (11.6 weeks)

Other marks that Infinity War set 

Avengers: Infinity War has the second highest opening day gross of all time at $106.3 million only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. ($119.1 million)

Avengers: Infinity War has the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time at $257.6 million.

Avengers: Infinity War has the second biggest opening week of all time at $338.3 million only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. ($390.8 million)

Avengers: Infinity War tied as the fastest film to cross the $100 million mark domestically, doing so in one day. It joined Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Going back to 1982 Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing film for the month of April ($678.8 million).

Notes and Info:

Featured Image: “Avengers: Infinity War wallpaper” by Eman Rahman is licensed under  Public Domain Mark 1.0 (all specific links are in the article above)

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets