Avengers: Infinity War casually crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office sales over the weekend, and its dominance was further bolstered by one of the biggest second-weekend openings of all time.
“Disney and Marvel’s latest collaboration earned $112.5 million from 4,474 locations in its second frame,” reported Rebecca Rubin of Variety. “The 56% decline was just enough to top the record previously held by fellow Marvel title Black Panther, which made $111.6 million in its second weekend. Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds the prize for biggest second weekend, with a mighty $149 million in 2015.”
Even with that drop in mind, it's worth noting that the film hasn’t even opened in China, where it potentially stands to earn even more.
For further context, Infinity War is only the fifth film to rake in $100 million during its second weekend. Per USA Today, Black Panther ($108 million), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($149.2 million), Jurassic World ($106.6 million) and The Avengers ($103.1 million) are the other movies to pull off the feat.
As expected, rolling out a star-studded addition to the MCU has been great for Disney’s bottom line. Business Insider reports that Disney shares increased by 2 percent last week as Infinity War broke box office records.