Avengers Flick Breaks Global Box Office Record

CNN Money reports:

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” made an estimated $630 million at the worldwide box office for its opening weekend, according to Disney. That shatters the record for biggest worldwide opening held by Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious,” which made $541 million for its global opening last year.

“Infinity War” also brought in an estimated $250 million domestically this weekend. That makes it the biggest opening weekend ever, edging out 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Disney now holds 9 of the top 10 biggest openings in North American history.

“Disney masterfully combined all of the separate elements of the Marvel brand and brought them together in an enormous and irresistible epic popcorn movie,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore.