While the other three top worldwide grossers released in the month of December to capitalize on the year-end holidays -Avatar and The Force Awakens on 18 December, and Titanic on 19 December - Infinity War is the only summer/spring film to pull in $2 billion in global earnings in history. The Marvel Cinematic Superhero film has entered the $ 2 Billion club at the ticket windows.
Infinity War worldwide is Marvel's highest release ever topping 2012's Avengers ($1.5 billion), and followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) and Black Panther ($1.345 billion).
Though Hawkeye is not in the Avengers: Infinity War, his status is addressed in the movie.
Interestingly enough, Infinity War still trails behind Black Panther at the USA box office, as Black Panther grossed $699,407,298.
Disney might be a little unhappy with the lackluster Solo box office, but Infinity War's whopping success should keep them happy.
Actor Josh Brolin played the supervillain Thanos
"We keep saying, 'Patience is a virtue.'" Joe Russo said before Infinity War's release. Its US$257.7 million domestic opening weekend set a new record. Black Panther remains the top grossing Marvel title stateside and is fighting its way to the $700M finish line, now at $699.4M, third highest of all-time after Force Awakens ($936.6M) and Avatar ($760.5M).
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now. The same report predicts a sure-shot $2 billion gross for Avengers 4. This makes it the third-highest grossing film internationally, and the fifth-biggest stateside. It's also the highest-grossing Hollywood film in India and Thailand.
The film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, features a massive cast that includes Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt amongst many others.
Inevitably, with a gap in knowledge and unprecedented hype for Avengers 4, speculation on what we are going to see in the sequel has been rife.
Justify wins the Belmont Stakes, earning the coveted Triple Crown
He won the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths and then survived a half-length victory in the Preakness, both on sloppy tracks. The Belmont Stakes is the last of the Triple Crown races, after the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes .
Hurricane Bud forms in Pacific west of Mexico
The latest public forecast showed Bud moving in a northwestern direction at around 7 miles per hour. At its strongest, Bud should be a 115-mph Category 3 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tesla layoffs: Elon Musk says job cuts required to fuel profits
Tesla has not made an annual profit in its 15 years of doing business, and it has posted only two quarterly net profits. Musk said the layoffs won't affect production of the Model 3 , since no production associates are being be cut.