'Avengers: Infinity War' becomes fastest film to reach $1 billion

Posted at 10:25 AM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 13:25:39-04

(KGTV) - Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" is set to become the fastest film to earn $1 billion worldwide at this weekend's box office.

The Marvel Studios film will rake in an estimated $122 million this weekend in North America which, combined with its international total, will send the film over the $1 billion mark in just 11 days, Variety reports.

The superhero blockbuster opened to the tune of $257.6 million last weekend, setting the highest opening weekend of all time, passing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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The film still has yet to open in China, the second biggest movie market in the world. It will be released there on May 11.

The latest Marvel installment is the studio's sixth film to reach the $1 billion mark, the most recent being Marvel's "Black Panther." "Infinity War" unites "Panther" actors Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, and Letitia Wright with the rest of the MCU heavy-hitters: Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, and numerous others.

"Infinity War" follows the titular heroes built over the last decade as they come together to defeat Thanos, a cosmic being set on his own agenda of galactic destruction.

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Dinsey's flick joins other notable superhero films in the $1 billion club, including "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises," "Captain America: Civil War," and the two previous "Avengers" installations.

"Avatar" currently sits at the top of the heap (of money) with a $2,788,000,000 total revenue.