Infinity War Shatters Record For Biggest Global Opening of All Time

It's official: Thanos has truly succeeded in taking over the universe. Marvel's highly-anticipated crossover event film Avengers: Infinity War has taken the world by storm, its opening weekend box office now hailed as the biggest worldwide opening of all time.

After it was originally confirmed that the superhero ensemble film had managed to blast its way past the domestic opening record held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Box Office Mojo now reports that Infinity War has also become the biggest global opening ever, with an astounding $630 million total.

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Although it was originally predicted that the film wouldn't manage to beat out The Force Awakens' $248 million domestic opening, Infinity War exceeded expectations to earn $250 million in the US. Then, in the international market, Marvel's massive film had an equally massive debut with $380 million, for a worldwide total of $630 million -- easily beating the previous record of $541.9 million held by Fate of the Furious.

What's more, the film has yet to open in China, where it is expected to have a very big opening. All told, Avengers: Infinity War isn't done yet -- it's already a worldwide event, and it's about to become even bigger.

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Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and 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 and Josh Brolin, among others. The film is in theaters now.

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