AVENGERS INFINITY WAR Shatters IMAX Opening Weekend Record In China

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The Marvel-Disney superheroes' mega-haul now stands at $547.8 million domestically and over $1.6 billion globally in its third week of release.

In fact, the series now holds the title of All-Time Top 3 films in Singapore: the middle installment, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, is in third place with its $13.1 million box office gross.

With these opening weekend numbers, AIW has already surpassed Marvel's previous best finishes including Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Iron Man 3 and Doctor Strange.

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"It was the biggest superhero film opening ever, the film continues to smash records left right and centre".

All told, things look highly encouraging for Ryan Reynolds and crew, who set records with the first Deadpool's The Merc with a Mouth may not make all the moolah compared to the might of Infinity War, but at least he'll be siphoning a little bit of our summer blockbuster money to someone other than the invincible House of Mouse. "Audiences worldwide are embracing the film in a huge way, with exceptional word-of-mouth driving new records across our network - including this weekend's phenomenal China performance".

Just two and a half weeks after opening in cinemas here, Avengers: Infinity War has become the highest-grossing movie in Singapore box office history, raking in $14.3 million at the box office. Like all the MCU films post-Avengers 4, don't expect any news on what will be coming in Phase 4 anytime soon.

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Avengers: Infinity War brought many heroes to their demise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now, AIW is the fifth highest-grossing film of all-time in global markets, only behind Avatar ($2.02 billion), Titanic ($1.52 billion), Furious 7 ($1.16 billion), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($1.13 billion). That means that the opening weekend for The Fate of the Furious represented roughly 49% of it's overall China gross. To date, the film has generated $118 million in IMAX theatres worldwide. That total puts Avengers: Infinity War in the worldwide top 5 films of all time.

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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Blockbuster Black Panther hung on with an nearly $2 million take in its 13th week on release to take ninth spot, boosting its worldwide haul to a mega $1.34 billion.

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