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Avengers: Infinity War Shatters Record for Monday Box Office

On the Monday following its theatrical debut, Avengers: Infinity War continues to break box office records. According to Deadline, the Avengers sequel hauled in over $25.2 million domestically on Monday, which is the best Monday performance of any film released in April and the second-best for any MCU movie.

In the MCU hierarchy, Infinity War's Monday box office is second only to Black Panther. Black Panther opened Presidents' Day weekend and earned over $40.1 million on the Monday holiday, setting the all-time Monday box office record after edging out Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which enjoyed $40.1 million in December 2015.

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As it stands, Infinity War's Monday box office take puts it at ninth place overall, behind blockbusters like Black Panther, The Force Awakens and Rogue One. This ranking excludes international box, which saw Infinity War take in a whopping $60.3 million across 52 foreign markets, putting the film at a $725.5 million worldwide total. The movie is on track to become the fastest film to reach $1 billion at the global box office, overtaking The Force Awakens' record of hitting that mark within twelve days of its initial release.

This total also puts the latest MCU film over the entire lifetime runs of Iron Man ($585 million), The Incredible Hulk ($263 million), Iron Man 2 ($623 million), Thor ($449 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370 million), Thor: The Dark World ($645 million), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714 million), Ant-Man ($519 million) and Doctor Strange ($678 million), while showing no signs of slowing down.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, 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. The film is playing in theaters in everywhere.

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