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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ garners highest opening weekend ever with $250M

The film’s success this weekend dethrones that of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Avengers: Infinity Wars has officially, and excitedly, set a new box office record for the largest domestic opening of all time, breaking a record previously held by Star Ward: The Force Awakens.

The Marvel epic, which tells the follow-up story to 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, reportedly has earned a colossal $250 million since hitting theaters on Friday (April 27). The superhero film also reportedly garnered the largest global opening in history, raking in an international gross of $630 million worldwide. The final numbers and exact tally will be revealed on Monday.

As reported, Marvel now boasts six of the top ten opening weekends of all time, with its parent company Disney claiming nine of the top ten. Additionally, the 19 installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now earned a combined total of about $15.4 billion.

The film, which was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, stars heros from across the MCU franchise, including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa) Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Josh Brolin (Thanos), among others.

An untiled sequel (doubling as the fourth installment in the Avengers saga) has already found itself on the docket, slated to debut in theaters next year on May 3.

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