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Infinity War Launches With Marvel's Biggest-Ever Preview Haul

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Heading into a weekend where it's expected to gross more than $225 million, Avengers: Infinity War started strong in Thursday previews with a $39 million haul at the domestic box office.

That's a record for a Marvel Studios film, easily surpassing the $27.6 million Avengers: Age of Ultron earned from Thursday night screenings in 2015. It also makes Infinity War the fourth-highest grossing film of all time in previews, behind only the two newest installments in the Star Wars franchise, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

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Infinity War is already taking the world by storm, earning $95 million over its first two days in 43 countries. Its top-grossing international markets are South Korea ($11.4 million), Australia ($10 million), the United Kingdom ($8.9 million) and France ($6.5 million).

With a Rotten Tomatoes certified fresh score of 85 percent, critics are calling the film an expert case of character management. CBR described Infinity War as “Marvel’s riskiest film yet.”

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.

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(via Variety)

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