Avengers: Infinity War Exceeds Expectations After Opening in China

Avengers: Infinity War Exceeds Expectations After Opening in China

Avengers: Infinity War hopes to set a new opening weekend record by trumping both categories by Sunday.

A lot of people suggested him to watch all the films in Marvel Cinematic Universe to understand Infinity War.

For the uninitiated, Avengers: Infinity War is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that started nearly 10 years ago with Robert Downey Jr-starrer Iron Man.

"Avengers: Infinity War" collected $61.8 million in theaters in the US and Canada this weekend, ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday.

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The success of "Infinity War" in China is a reminder of the importance of the world's fastest-growing market to Hollywood. It opened in its final foreign market with $200 million.

Monster Hunt 2 earned the box-office record for an opening weekend in February, when it rang up US$185 million. The comedy stars McCarthy as Deanna Miles, who, shortly after her dropping her daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) off at college, learns that her husband (Matt Walsh) is leaving her for another woman (Julie Bowen). The performance comes in on the lower end of industry expectations as the PG-13 comedy became Melissa McCarthy's smallest opening as a film's lead behind Tammy's $21.57 million opening back in July 2014.

As of Wednesday, Infinity War has grossed $1.251 billion, with $479 million made in the USA and $772 million in worldwide markets. The thriller starring Gabrielle Union was only made for around $6 million, but it took in $16.5 million. That's a solid start for a film that cost a modest $6 million to make. Breaking In features Union as single mother Shaun Russell, who takes her two children (Seth Carr and Ajiona Alexus) to her family's Malibu estate after her father's death. Additional releases include Paramount's Book Club into ~2,500 theaters; Global Road's animated release Show Dogs into approximately 3,000 theaters; and Focus will debut their documentary Pope Francis - A Man of His Word into ~350 theaters.

Among holdovers, MGM and Pantelion Films' remake Overboard placed No. 4 in its second outing with $10.1 million after declining a narrow 31 percent.

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