Avengers Infinity War becomes fourth film to ever beat $2 billion at the box office

Eyes now set on defeating the lifetime gross of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 13 June 2018 11:06 BST
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Avengers: Infinity War continues to gross huge amounts at the box-office, quickly becoming the highest-grossing movie of the year.

Now, the Marvel blockbuster has become only the fourth movie to ever cross the $2 billion mark, with eyes now on becoming the third highest-grossing movie of all time.

The superhero smash-up needs to take another $7 million to match Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which took $2.07 billion back in 2015.

Ahead of the two Disney-produced properties are two James Cameron-directed blockbusters, Titanic ($2.19 billion) and Avatar ($2.79 billion).

The majority of Infinity War’s gross has come from the United States, Americans shilling out $656.1 million. The movie has so-far failed to defeat Black Panther at the domestic box-office, the Ryan Coogler-directed flick having earnt $699 million.

The second highest market has been China, where the movie has earned $369.7 million, becoming the third-highest grossing movie in the country of all time. China recently allowed the movie to have an extended run in cinemas due to the huge demand.

Meanwhile, in the UK, Infinity War has taken upwards of $94 million, with further to go as cinemas continue showing the Marvel mash-up.

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