As our weekend readers probably know by now, your Saturday/Sunday blogger is a big ole’ comic book nerd. This means that Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of all my comic book nerd wet dreams. It has THIRTY PLUS Marvel superheroes battling evil death god Thanos. And without spoiling it, it’s completely devastating! I needed a moment afterward! The majority of you are probably giving me the “really, grown-ass man?” look right now. It’s understandable. And yes – REALLY. Anyway, it’s made a fuck ton of money since it opened late Thursday night and it’s set to make waaayyy more. Possibly all of it! So, if you can’t get a mortgage or student loans in the near future, blame Marvel.
Variety reports that the early estimates from Friday indicate that Infinity War will probably clear $225 million this weekend alone and it might even hit $250 million. This would make it the second largest domestic opening in film history, topped only by Star Wars: The Force Awaken’s $248 million.
“Avengers: Infinity War” opened Friday in 4,474 North American venues in the second-widest domestic release ever, behind only “Despicable Me 3” at 4,529 locations. It’s been forecast to open between $225 million and $245 million, with a possibility of crossing the $250 million mark.
In other record-breaking news, Infinity War’s Thursday night preview netted 39 million. This won it fourth place in that category, only trailing behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.
It already made 95 million oversees, and will probably become the sixth film in history to hit the 200 million mark in its domestic opening weekend. The top five are the two most recent Star Wars flicks, Jurassic World, Marvel’s first Avengers and Black Panther flicks
The film is the culmination of a decade’s worth of Marvel Cinematic Universe films that began an interconnected story in 2008 with the first Iron Man flick. Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige has said that this film (and the sequel which comes out next year) are the official end of their first story. They’re reportedly going to switch everything up for the next decade of Marvel flicks with a new storyline, new characters, etc. Yes, your unborn children will probably live in a world where Marvel has it’s own country and prints its own currency. Oooo, I hope She-Hulk’s on the new $5 dollar bill!
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