Infinity War Might Top Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Box Office Opening

Hype continues to build for Avengers: Infinity War at a blistering rate, and current box office estimates have the ensemble set to not only become the biggest Marvel Studios film to date, but also potentially overtake Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the United States' highest-opening weekend of all time.

According to Box Office Pro, the movie is projected to open domestically between $235 and $255 million. A finish near the higher end of the estimate would give Infinity War a chance at beating The Force Awakens' earth-shattering debut of $247,966,675 million back in December of 2015.

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The record would join an ever-increasing list for Infinity War, which continues to absolutely crush pre-sale figures. Online ticket retailer Fandango recently announced that ticket pre-sales for the ensemble are outpacing the previous seven Marvel Cinematic Universe entries combined, particularly impressive since box office darling Black Panther similarly dominated ticket sales ahead of its launch earlier this year.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, Peter Dinklage and Josh Brolin. The film hits theaters April 27.

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