– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you have yet to see Marvel Studios’ latest film, Avengers: Infinity War, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the few people who hasn’t made the venture to the theater to do so just yet. As was already widely reported, the film took in over $258M in its opening weekend in North America, and $640M worldwide, cementing its opening as the biggest in film history.

But we all knew this film’s story would not end here. Given its strong opening, it was bound to go well over $1Bn, and if they were lucky, even over $1.5Bn, which would be a massive feat. While it hasn’t quite reached those numbers just yet, it has passed a couple very important milestones.

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According to a report from Forbes, Avengers: Infinity War has locked down $23.4M domestically this past Tuesday, which is a minuscule drop of around five percent from Monday. This brings its North American total to $305.9M. For comparison, it’s not too far behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which took in $325M in the same five days.

Overseas, the movie earned $65M on Tuesday, bringing its worldwide total to $800M in five days. When all said and done, the movie could be on track to crack $1Bn by this Friday. So while Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently beating Avengers: Infinity War domestically, should it hit that magic number this Friday, it will have done so two days faster than TFA. Also of note is the fact that this movie still hasn’t opened in China, which is expected to be a huge market.

I don’t think Marvel Studios will stop celebrating any time soon, and I’m fairly confident the champagne will continue to flow for the foreseeable future.

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SOURCE: Forbes

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.