Avengers: Infinity War soars past the $2 billion mark globally

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Avengers: Infinity War soars past the $2 billion mark globally

As Deadline indicated on Sunday, Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War was within a stone's throw away from crossing the $2 billion worldwide box office mark, and it has officially done so today, joining only three other titles to make that claim: Avatar ($2.78 billion), Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06B).

Internationally, Infinity War is the third-highest grossing movie ever with $1.346 billion and was also the fastest film to reach $1 billion at the box office. The superhero mash-up film crossed $2 billion dollars at the box office this past weekend.

Hawkeye, played by actor Jeremy Renner, was absent from most of the marketing material for Avengers: Infinity War and did not appear in the final film, leaving many fans curious about the character's whereabouts and well-being. It holds the record for biggest domestic debut ever with $257.7 million in its opening weekend on April 27 to April 29, topping "The Force Awakens" by almost $10 million. It's enough for Infinity War to hold the #5 slot on the all-time domestic list, but Black Panther sits pretty at #3, behind only Avatar and The Force Awakens.

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"Infinity War" now ranks as the fifth highest-grossing film in the US and Canada with $656.1 million thus far.

It was the #1 film for three consecutive weeks and remains in the top five. Its domestic and worldwide debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5 million even without China. The as-yet-untitled Avengers 4 is scheduled to hit theaters May 3, 2019. Indeed, Infinity War placed at 5 last weekend, having added $7.2 million to its total, even besting the debuting Hotel Artemis, which came in at a disappointing 8.

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