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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Makes Over Half a Billion Globally Opening Weekend

Congratulations, Disney: you literally outdid yourself when Avengers: Infinity War opened to a record $250 million domestically, beating out Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ $247 million opening weekend. And globally, it raked in $640 million. For perspective, this is more than Justice League made in its entire run. Also, as reported by Deadline, “AMC reports that Avengers: Infinity War had the highest Friday and Saturday box office gross for a single title in AMC’s 98-year history.” Perhaps buoyed by its success, Black Panther pounced back into the top 5, a mere week and a half before its official digital download release. Its inclusion in the multi-movie Marvel marathons surely helped, but there’s also a likely factor of people who maybe hadn’t seen every Marvel movie coming for Infinity War and leaving wanting to learn more about Wakanda…which could conveniently be learned in the auditorium down the hall.

Ryan Reynolds sent his congratulations by posting a rejection letter the Avengers sent to Deadpool:

It looks like Deadpool‘s healing factor does not prevent indigestion. Unless that’s supposed to be Tony Stark’s desk, and the demon in the bottle is giving him ulcers he treats with all those Tums.

Now the question is how heavily will it hold over? And if it stays strong, will it cut into Solo or Deadpool 2 at all? On the one hand, Infinity War definitely has the “see it again” factor that Star Wars films share. On the other, some of the plot choices are leaving fans with different feelings. But maybe they need to go one more time to help sort those out?

How many times will you see Infinity War? Let us know in comments.

Image: Marvel Studios

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