'Avengers: Infinity War' stays strong with US$61 million third weekend

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'Avengers: Infinity War' stays strong with US$61 million third weekend

And it didn't match the $19.5 million opening of Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's Snatched over Mother's Day weekend past year. It hit the milestone five days later than the fastest title ever to the figure, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". The film also marked the coming together of several superheroes and although it is not imperative for one to watch all the films to understand Avengers: Infinity War, a little background knowledge will certainly be useful.

Obviously, stop reading now if you have not seen Infinity War and do not wish to know who dies. While Avengers: Infinity War already surpassed the $1 billion threshold earlier this week, the release in China is expected to give earnings a significant boost. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and played to a crowd that was 70% female and 80% of the overall audience was over the age of 25.

As of Wednesday, Infinity War has grossed $1.251 billion, with $479 million made in the U.S. and $772 million in global markets. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Union's "Breaking In" launched in third with $16.5 million in 2,537 locations. "We'll get it set for the next two or three months".

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This is quite the payoff for Marvel, as this film was ten years in the making.

The $66 million came on top of about $9.3 million earned in previews Thursday, according to Ent Group. This brings the estimated opening total close to $76 million. The superhero mashup collected another $61 million at the box office, nearly doubling the combined take of the weekend's two big theatrical releases. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film is the 19th movie in the cinematic universe of Marvel and showed how the super-villain Thanos stopped at no point to capture the coveted Infinity Stones.

Next weekend will see the release of Fox's Deadpool 2 into a massive 4,250 locations, which will make it the widest R-rated release ever, surpassing the 4,103 locations It opened in last September.

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