Chris Smith writes: Avengers: Infinity War just set a new box-office record, opening at $250 million. That probably surprises nobody, especially fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It’s mission accomplished for Disney, which spent $300 million to make the biggest superheroes movie of all time. And we’re looking at part one of the Infinity War. A sequel is scheduled for the first half of 2019.
Disney now holds nine of the top 10 biggest box-office domestic openings of all time per The Wall Street Journal. The former record holder was Disney’s 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $248 million during the opening weekend.
Globally, Infinity War grossed $630 million, and that’s without including China, where the movie launches only on May 11th. The previous record holder was The Fate of the Furious which took home $541 million globally during its launch weekend last year … (read more)