Avengers smash global box office records

Avengers smash global box office records

By Nicholas Everard

After months of anticipation, the latest superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War has been released, smashing domestic and world wide box office records.

The film has been released with the highest opening weekend figures to date, earning $US630 million ($831 million) worldwide.

The long-awaited sequel also set a new domestic record with $US250 million ($330 million) at the American box office, narrowly beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

The long-awaited sequel is the culmination of 10 years worth of films, with Marvel’s “cinematic universal” coming to a head in the film.

 

Australian fans did not miss out on the action

Down under, the highly anticipated feature earned an impressive $30 million over the weekend.  However, the release of the film came under heavy scrutiny after it clashed with ANZAC Day commemorations. 

Many called for cinema complexes to cancel screenings of the blockbuster, scheduled for the public holiday. Media personality Karl Stefanovic voiced his concerns on the Today show, stating the early release was a “grubby cash grab”.

“Grab your cash somewhere else, exploit another day — not on what I believe is the most important day on our nation’s calendar,” he said.

“How on earth are our kids supposed to breathe in the significance of Anzac Day?”

Despite this, the release of the film went ahead with resounding success.

You can listen to Karl Stefanovic’s full complaint here:

Cinematic history in the making

Avengers: Infinity War is expected to continue, with many Hollywood forecasters predicting it will gross over $1 billion dollars.

If successful, it will join an illustrious list of Marvel superhero properties, including the Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3 and the two previous Avengers installments.

Starring the likes of Robert Downy Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Benedict Cumberbatch, the film is playing now.

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