The past few years have been crazy in terms of the overall box office. Every couple years, these ridiculous records get beaten, seeming to further cement the importance of these tentpole films in today’s world of filmmaking.
A couple years back, Jurassic World broke all domestic opening records, and very soon after that, it was far outpaced by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a film audiences have been hungry for for around a decade. Now, with Avengers: Infinity War, you have a movie that a studio has been building towards for around six years, and an overall culmination of 19 films.
The film surpassed The Force Awakens at the box office, and in keeping with the tradition of congratulating other studios on their success, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy posted the following on Twitter.
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 1, 2018
As of this writing, Avengers: Infinity War is clinging on to all sorts of records, including highest grossing domestic opening and highest grossing worldwide opening — neither of which are small feats. Additionally, it’s a flick that’s sitting very well with both critics and audiences, which is arguably even more difficult to do, especially when your world is as expansive as the MCU.
Given how much money it’s made, the only film I can see breaking this record in the near future is Avengers 4, when Phase 3 will be put to bed, and this current crazy chapter of the MCU will come to a close.
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SOURCE: Star Wars