Avengers: Infinity War Exceeds Expectations After Opening in China

Avengers: Infinity War Exceeds Expectations After Opening in China

The movie, the fastest to top $1 billion worldwide, had the fourth biggest third weekend of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($90.2 million), Avatar ($68.4 million), and Black Panther ($66.3 million). With the humungous business of $ 1.60 billion, it has become the fifth highest worldwide grosser of all time surpassing the collections of The Avengers ($ 1.518 billion) and Furious 7 ($ 1.516 billion).

Refresh for latest...: Avengers: Infinity War crushed it in China this weekend.

The third Avengers sequel continues to dominate as it enters its third week at the box office.

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. Infinity War shows almost all the Marvel superheroes come in together to save the galaxy from Thanos, a mad Titan. The movie's early industry projections have it opening around $150 million.

Avengers: Infinity War has already raked in more than $47.5 million in pre-sales from the country, which is more than any other movie (domestic and foreign) previously released. That takes the global total to $1.607 billion, puts the film at No. 5 on the all-time global list, and makes it the highest-grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe release ever, surpassing Marvel's The Avengers' $1.519 billion!

That was better than the critical mauling received by Universal Pictures' "Breaking In", which generated $16.5 million against a forecast of $15 million from Box Office Pro.

Among holdovers, MGM and Pantelion Films' remake Overboard placed No. 4 in its second outing with $10.1 million after declining a narrow 31 percent. The film will expand to 350 theaters next weekend.

Two mom-led opening releases got a Mother's Day boost. The original DEADPOOL opened with just over $130 million and DEADPOOL 2 should crush that number. Additional releases include Paramount's Book Club into ~2,500 theaters; Global Road's animated release Show Dogs into approximately 3,000 theaters; and Focus will debut their documentary Pope Francis - A Man of His Word into ~350 theaters. And so, right now, we have not edited that movie at all.