– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Well, we knew this Avengers: Infinity War would be taking in plenty of money in its opening weekend, and it was just a matter of HOW much would it be taking in. As of right now, its actual potential haul is still up in the air (and will likely greatly depend on word-of-mouth), but that hasn’t stopped tracking from doing their best to give their best-educated guesses!

According to a new report from THR, the superhero mashup is expected to top $225 million domestically this coming weekend, meaning that it will break the record for highest-opening MCU film in the states. Right now, the holder of that record is The Avengers, which made $207.4 million in its opening weekend. One big aspect in favor of Avengers: Infinity War breaking that record is its wonderful critical reception (as of right now, it’s at 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes).

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Should it actually hit this number, it will be the second highest open of all time in the U.S., only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ ridiculous $248 million. It’s important to keep in mind that Disney is keeping their expectations lower — a measly $210 million (still higher than the first Avengers film).

Personally, I think the film will actually skew high at around $235 million (you can listen to that prediction above). The hype around this movie’s been surreal, and virtually everyone I’ve talked to about this film who’s seen it has been ecstatic about it, even if I’ve been more lukewarm. Plus, at the end of the day, even if I don’t think it’s the greatest film since forever, I acknowledge it’s still a well-told story that’s worthy of the Marvel Studios brand.

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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.