Disney: 'Infinity War' Draws $200M in China Debut

Karen Gillan

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AIW also posted the highest pre-sales record of all-time in China with a total of 400 million yuan ($63 million). That figure was especially impressive considering the film hadn't even opened in China yet.

"Avengers: Infinity War" has officially passed the first two "Avengers" movies at the box office. That debut finally took place this weekend and the numbers were absolutely extraordinary.

In an interview with HuffPost over the weekend, Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussed the fates of several popular characters following the tragic finale.

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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.

So far, the film has earned $1.6 billion dollars worldwide. The filmmakers will also use IMAX cameras to shoot the entirety of the next Avengers film, which is slated for release in May 2019.

Still showing legs at the box office is Marvel Studios' Black Panther, which grossed $1.9 million domestic in its 13 weekend in release.

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It's next hurdle is Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $2.06 billion. It's now the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, but that won't last. It ousted Universal's "The Fate of the Furious", which drew $541.9 million worldwide on its opening box office release in 2017.

Thanos is restrained in a still from Avengers: Infinity War. With that increase applied I get another $202 million for Infinity War in China. The superhero film raked in $200 million (1.26 billion RMB) in the world's second-largest market, far surpassing the opening weekend performances of other Marvel movies.

"This is a typical Mother's Day weekend with a big blockbuster in the mix and some counter programming thrown in for good measure as we await the arrival of "Deadpool 2" next week", said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

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Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War below! Make sure to let us know below, and if you have somehow gone this long without watching the film you can still catch it in theaters everywhere!

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