Initial tracking indicated that the superhero adventure would launch to $175 million to $200 million, but projections have since increased to between $190 million and $235 million-plus. If those numbers continue to increase, “Infinity War” could be eyeing the highest premiere of all time.
2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” currently boasts the biggest opening weekend with $248 million, and went on to haul over $2 billion. Only five films in history have hit the $200 million mark in their debuts.
At the very least, “Infinity War” could have the top opening for a Marvel movie. That title currently belongs to the original “Avengers” film, which launched in 2012 with $207 million.
“Infinity War” looks to be another win for the Disney-owned Marvel, building on the recent success of “Black Panther’s” massive $202 million opening.