When are you seeing it? If you saw "Avengers 3" Thursday night or Friday day, you're probably a Marvel superfan. Many more fans will watch the movie this opening weekend, and a few will probably try to hold off until the crowds die down, seeing it next week or the week after, etc. It'll be in theaters for a while, and we all know it.
Since the Thursday preview crowd is composed of the true Marvel faithful, you can't be surprised that they showed up in force and were completely floored by "Avengers 3."
And so "Avengers: Infinity War" is already breaking records for Marvel, if not Thursday records in general:
According to Deadline, "Avengers 3" made $39 million Thursday night, beating "Avengers 2" ($27.6M), "Black Panther" ($25.2M), and "Captain America: Civil War" ($25 million).
However, it's still the fourth-best Thursday opening ever behind two "Star Wars" movies and the final "Harry Potter" film -- "The Force Awakens" ($57M), "The Last Jedi" ($45M), and "Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($43.5M).
Worldwide, "Avengers: Infinity War" has already earned $95 million in its first two days, and some reports estimate it could make over $500 million at the global box office by the end of the weekend.
As of Friday afternoon, fan and critic reviews are still rolling in. But the movie currently has an 85 percent rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with an audience score of 94 percent from about 20,000 users. The Metascore is currently 68 (compared to 88 for "Black Panther"), with a user score of 9.0. Over at IMDb, 65,000 users have rated "Infinity War" very high with a current score of 9.2/10.
It's possible fans who aren't as hardcore as the Thursday night/Friday day crowd won't have similar extreme reactions, but here are some fresh reports from fans:
SEMI-SPOILER ALERT, JUST FROM EMOTIONAL RESPONSES:
— Judy Elisabeth (@JudyMsUnicorn) April 27, 2018
I have seen #AvengersInfinityWar and I am changed. That was the best movie ever. Wow.
— Erika Harlacher (@ErikaHarlacher) April 27, 2018
— gscratcher san (@gscratcher_san) April 27, 2018
Twenty minutes into #AvengersInfinityWar, I leaned in and whispered to my wife "HOLY SHIT I'M REALLY WATCHING A COMIC BOOK CROSSOVER EVENT AS A MOVIE!!!" Then, I spent the rest of the movie with my mouth open.
— Caleb Dume (@pfunk1130) April 27, 2018
— Lauren Leyva (@laurenofleyva) April 27, 2018
Saw @avengers yesterday at 8pm. Avengers: Infinity War was awesome!! The Best Avengers movie!! Thanos is the best Marvel Supervillian in The MCU. Avoid spoilers the movie has many surprises. #AvengersInfinityWarpic.twitter.com/JMG5pFVGch
— Alberto Macias (@AlbertoMacias2) April 27, 2018
— Abigail Q Doragh (@Quincy4Hawkeye) April 27, 2018
— Monica Cunha (@TheMonicaCunha) April 27, 2018
We may all need therapy before "Avengers 4" opens next year.
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