‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Makes $39 Million On Thursday Night!
Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” has launched with a massive $39 million in Thursday night preview showings.
By kncipat on April 28, 2018
Marvel’s new film, Avengers: Infinity War broke Marvel box office records last night. The film, which technically opens tonight at theatres everywhere, ran previews Thursday night. I attended one such screening at Delta Shores Regal 14, my friends and I podcasted our thoughts immediately after (WARNING: SPOILER HEAVY LINK).
The film sees The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe come together to try to defeat Thanos, a villain who believes the only way to heal an overcrowded universe is to (literally) kill half of the living beings in it.
Yahoo reports, “Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” has launched with a massive $39 million in Thursday night preview showings.
It’s the fourth-highest preview total in history, trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.”
“Avengers: Infinity War” opens Friday in 4,474 theaters — the widest release for a Disney title ever and second only to “Despicable Me 3” at 4,529. It’s forecast to open between $225 million and $245 million, with a possibility of crossing the $250 million mark. The hefty launch should go a long way to justify its reported $300 million-plus price tag.
As of now, the biggest opening weekend of all time belongs to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which bowed with $248 million in 2015 and went on to make over $936.6 million domestically. Only five films in history have hit the $200 million mark in their debuts.”
Will you see the film? Bring tissues!