Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Avengers: Infinity War Is Biggest Opening Weekend of All-Time in Canada

Avengers: Infinity War Is Biggest Opening Weekend of All-Time in Canada

Hollywood is watching to see if the film-featuring the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy-can smash the USA opening weekend box-office record now held by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". The production house has released this year's most anticipated Hollywood movie, Avengers: Infinity War, and it has opened to a whopping $250 million making it the biggest grossing movie of all time.

Infinity War is ostensibly confirmed as the biggest opening ever in Canada, but the press release noted that the official numbers won't be out until Monday.

The newest addition to the Marvel cinematic universe opened in 2,000 Indian screen on Friday in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. It now stands as the fourth highest preview total in history after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. According to EW, Infinity War cost around $300 million to make. Metacritic, another review tracker, had 68 positive reviews, fewer than the tally for "Black Panther" but more than 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at 66.

Film trade analyst Girish Johar predicts the third-day collection of the film to stay consistent with the final figure landing up around the Rs 90 crore mark. The film will also take the record for the largest April opening weekend ever by the end of day. A Quiet Place keeps rolling and landed in the #2 spot with a cumulative total of $148 million, which is pretty fantastic for a movie with a $17 million budget. It made $380 million from global territories, which is good enough for second biggest worldwide gross of all-time (the current record holder is The Fate of the Furious).

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Avengers: Infinity War ending with multiple deaths of MCU characters has proved to be a huge talking point amongst fans online - and now speculation turns to who will actually come back in the sequel at all.

On day 1, April 25, the movie collected $40 million from the global market, followed by $55 million on the next day.

Marvel Studios has pushed Disney's 2018 domestic total to over $1 billion in just 117 days, beating the studio's own record set in 2016 by 11 days.

In a very distant second place was John Krasinski's A Quiet Place with $10.7 million.

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