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.
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.
|2015||The Force Awakens||$936,662,225|
|2017||The Last Jedi||$620,181,382|
|2008||The Dark Knight||$534,858,444|
|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.
|Film||Year||Domestic gross adjusted for inflation|
|Gone with the Wind||1939||$1,872,953,700|
|Sound of Music||1965||$1,320,190,500|
|The Ten Commandments||1956||$1,214,370,000|
|The Force Awakens||2015||$1,002,227,000|
|The Empire Strikes Back||1980||$910,134,500|
|Return of the Jedi||1983||$871,930,700|
|The Phantom Menace||1999||$837,192,900|
|The Lion King||1994||$826,387,300|
|Raiders of the Lost Ark||1981||$820,797,700|
|The Dark Knight||2008||$690,276,700|
|The Jungle Book||1967||$683,012,800|
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.
*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:
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/ (all specific links are in the article above)
All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets