Infinity War Inches Closer to $2 Billion as Deadpool 2 Passes Logan

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Avengers: Infinity War is moving closer to becoming the first summer blockbuster to reach $2 billion at the box office.

The Marvel Studio sequel's worldwide gross stands at a combined $1.92 billion Thursday, a number that's expected to creep up to $1.95 billion by the end of this weekend, its seventh in theaters. Infinity War is expected to add another $9.5 million domestically over the weekend, bringing its U.S. tally to $644 million.

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This puts the blockbuster to pass Jurassic World's $652 million domestic total by the end of next week, coincidentally, the same week its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, opens overseas.

Not to be outdone, Deadpool 2 continues to impress at the box office with a domestic haul of $227.7 million, surpassing the lifetime domestic box office of Fox's Logan ($226 million). Poised to cross the $250 million mark domestically and $600 million worldwide as it enters its third weekend in theaters, the Deadpool sequel is expected to become one of the highest-earning R-rated movies of all time, and the third-highest earning film of the year to date.

Both superhero films are expected to face strong competition from Pix'ars Incredibles 2, which opens June 15.

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In theaters now, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin.

Director David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell, and Josh Brolin as Cable.

(via Forbes)

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