'Avengers: Infinity War' to surpass 'Star Wars' at box office?
The biggest movie story of the days is definitely “Avengers: Infinity War” as when the movie is officially released in many parts of the world from April 25th. According to Variety magazine, Disney and Marvel Studios can expect blockbusters to earn $ 225-245 million during the weekend from North America alone.
For the world's biggest movie market, "Avengers: Infinity War" is set to hit theaters on April 27th. Optimistically, the movie is set to reach a record $ 250 million domestically, breaking $ 248 million set by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in late 2015. $ 1 billion global sales milestone is almost mandatory, and blockbusters can do it.
Previously, the producers were pumping up to $ 300 million (not including marketing and promotional expenses) for “Avengers: Infinity War”.
Optimistic observers say that Avengers: Infinity War can completely create a new milestone in North American box office history.
In film history, only five films have been released in North America with sales of over $ 200 million. In addition to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017, $ 220 million), “Jurassic World” (2015, $ 208 million), “The Avengers” (2012, $ 207.4 million) and “Black Panther” (2017, $ 202 million) are works that have done that.
"Avengers: Infinity War" are the events that occurred after “Captain America: Civil War” (2016) for about two years. At this point, the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin) comes out to collect 6 Infinity Stones, which complete the Infinity Gauntlet to destroy one half of the universe.
The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy are forced to cooperate before it's too late. In turn, Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) are shoulder to shoulder in the important battle.
To date, The Avengers (2012) is still the MCU film with the most impressive debut in North America with $ 207.4 million. Season 2 of the series named “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) earned “only” $ 191 million domestically after the first three days of release.
“Avengers: Infinity War” was born after the huge success of “Black Panther” (2018). Earlier this year, MCU's “Black Panther” which impressed both audiences and critics, has grossed more than $ 1.3 billion worldwide.
The main opponents of "Avengers: Infinity War" at the box office are former faces like "Rampage" or "A Quiet Place". It was not until May 18 that another superhero, “Deadpool 2”, could challenge blockbuster's ability to stand. Therefore, "Avengers: Infinity War" is approaching a huge opportunity to break the box office record.
By: Mithrine Smith