"Avengers: Infinity War" has officially passed the first two "Avengers" movies at the box office.
It's the top superhero movie of all time. It's currently the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, but that won't last. It's going to pass "Jurassic World" at No. 4. Count on it. Will it reach "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at No. 3? Eh. that's more iffy.
"Avengers 3" passed $500 million at the domestic box office over the weekend for a current domestic gross of $547,829,103. The real money on blockbusters comes from overseas these days, and we knew when "Infinity War" opened in China over the weekend it would open big.
China's opening helped it make $281.3 million internationally just over the weekend. So now the current foreign take alone is $1,059,000,000. The movie set a new record when it hit the $1 billion mark in just 11 days, but that was from domestic and international combined; now the international gross alone is over $1 billion.
Domestic and worldwide together currently puts "Avengers: Infinity War" at $1,606,829,103. And it's not exactly running out of steam, so we can expect it to keep slaying.
Here are the highest-grossing films in the world at this point, so you can see where there's upward mobility:
1. "Avatar $2,787,965,087
2. "Titanic $2,187,463,944
3. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" $2,068,223,624
4. "Jurassic World" $1,671,713,208
5. "Avengers: Infinity War" $1,606,829,103
6. "The Avengers" $1,518,812,988
7. "Furious 7" $1,516,045,911
8. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" $1,405,403,694
9. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2" $1,341,511,219
10. "Black Panther" $1,341,379,495
"Star Wars The Last Jedi," "Frozen," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Fate of the Furious," and "Iron Man 3" are right behind those titles.
"Black Panther" is going to pass "Harry Potter" very soon, you can see how close their numbers are above. It also looks like "Infinity War" could overtake "Jurassic World." But that may be where it taps out. The top three are just so far ahead at this point. James Cameron keeps talking trash about superhero movies, but he's sitting pretty with the top two.
"Avengers 4" will very likely shake up this list even further next year. If you saw "Avengers 3" you're obviously going to be curious for "Avengers 4." So will 4 replace 3, and maybe even replace one of the top 3 titles on the highest-grossing list?
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