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Infinity War Breaks All-Time Record

'A Quiet Place' takes distant second
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 29, 2018 11:48 AM CDT
This image released by Marvel Studios shows, front row from left, Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson and Sebastian Stan in a scene from "Avengers: Infinity War," premiering...   (Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios via AP)
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(Newser) – A few dozen superheroes lifted Avengers: Infinity War to a record $250 million in ticket sales over the weekend, narrowly surpassing Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the highest opening weekend of all-time, the AP reports. According to Disney's estimates Sunday, the Marvel Studios superhero smorgasbord bested the previous record set by The Force Awakens. Accounting for inflation, the "Star Wars" reboot would still reign with about $260 million in 2018 dollars.

Infinity War also set a new global opening record with $630 million, even though it's yet to open in China, the world's second-largest movie market. It opens there May 11. The Fate of the Furious previously held the worldwide mark with $541.9 million. In a very distant second place was John Krasinski's A Quiet Place with $10.7 million, followed by I Feel Pretty ($8 million), Rampage ($7.1 million), and Black Panther ($4.6 million), Variety reports. With Infinity War, Marvel's 19 films have raked in $15 billion around the world.

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