Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was expected to have a massive opening weekend, and it turns out the superhero-packed action film surpassed most pre-release estimates. The much-anticipated – and critically acclaimed – comic book-inspired movie scored the biggest domestic opening weekend in history. Avengers: Infinity War rang up an incredible $250 million domestically over its first weekend, pushing Star Wars: The Force Awakens into second place.
Additional records shattered at the domestic box office include the biggest Saturday at the box office and the largest Sunday in history. Avengers: Infinity War also now holds the worldwide opening weekend record at $630 million. And, obviously, it’s at the top of the list among all April openings.
The film’s Rotten Tomatoes score stands at 84% fresh, with 226 critics awarding it a fresh score. Moviegoers were slightly more enthusiastic about the mega-superhero film, with Cinemascore reporting the result of polling among ticket buyers was an A average.
Box Office Top 10: April 27-29, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War – $250,000,000
- A Quiet Place – $10,650,000
- I Feel Pretty – $8,130,000
- Rampage – $7,105,000
- Black Panther – $4,381,000
- Super Troopers 2 – $3,600,000
- Truth or Dare – $3,210,000
- Blockers – $2,945,000
- Ready Player One – $2,435,000
- Traffik – $1,620,000
The Plot: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
The large ensemble cast of Avengers: Infinity War also includes Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, and Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord. Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karen Gillian as Nebula, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Paul Bettany as Vision, and Josh Brolin as Thanos are also featured in the much-anticipated superhero extravaganza.