Avengers: Infinity War isn’t just catching all the feels this week, it’s also earning all the millions.
Deadline reports Marvel’s latest offering brought in $725.5 million globally as of Monday, an $80 million boost from its record-destroying global opening weekend of $640.5 million, and an all-time best for a Monday in April. At this rate, it’s projected to earn $1 billion by the end of the weekend (if not much sooner, let’s be real). If that happens within 12 days of its release, Infinity War will become the fastest film to reach $1 billion, breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ record established in December 2015.
The third Avengers was estimated to bring in $500 million at the international box office during its big opening weekend; it ended up smashing The Fate of the Furious’ record for biggest global opener ($542 million in 2017) by almost $100 mill. It’s also been noted that Infinity War has now passed Justice League’s entire global take in a mere six days. (It opened in some international markets last Wednesday.)
Marvel’s promotional budget was an all-time high for the studio at $150 million. Before it arrived in theaters, Fandango announced Infinity War outpaced the last seven Marvel films combined in advance ticket sales. Previously, Black Panther crossed $1 billion in a little less than a one month. It remains the highest-grossing superhero film of all time.