Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War has officially joined one of the most exclusive clubs in box office history, becoming just the fourth film ever to earn $2 billion at the box office.
Avengers: Infinity War achieved the milestone after 48 days in theaters, one day longer than it took Avatar to achieve the same goal.
Avengers: Infinity War is the fourth highest grossing movie of all time, behind only the other three members of the $2 billion club: Avatar ($2.788 billion), Titanic ($2.18 billion), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06 billion).
Avengers: Infinity War was the fastest movie to ever reach $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It is the sixth Marvel Studios film to earn at least $1 billion and is the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time.
Domestically, Avengers: Infinity War was the second-fastest film to reach $500 million and its domestic box office total is now $655.1 million, making it the fifth highest grossing movie ever at the domestic box office, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million), Avatar ($760.5 million), Marvel's own Black Panther ($699.3 million), and Titanic ($659.3 million).
Based on its current momentum - Monday was the first day that Infinity War made less than $1 million worldwide, and that was just barely - the film is expected to surpass Titanic at the domestic box office, but whether it can pass Star Wars: The Force Awakens worldwide is less certain.
Avengers: Infinity War had the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time at the domestic box office, earning $257.6 million. The film earned $112.5 million in its second weekend at the domestic box office, the second-highest second weekend of all time behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $149 million.8comments
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Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel opens on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.