Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Released in Irish cinemas on Thursday and has grossed over €2.5M in its opening weekend. This is the biggest Marvel opening weekend ever as 77% of the Irish cinema going audience chose to see their favourite characters unite in the biggest ensemble cast film ever. The film, which is being called out as the cinematic event of the century is also the 2nd biggest weekend opening ever in Ireland (including previews) after Toy Story 3 (which had four days of previews versus Avengers: Infinity War 1 day).
Globally the film has already achieved $630M, with box office records also broken in the US as the film became the highest US opening weekend of all time with over $250M. It is one of only six films to have ever achieved more than $200M during their opening weekend.
These results have smashed the record for 2018’s biggest opening to-date, posted by Marvel Studios’ own Black Panther, and have already taken Infinity War past the total grosses of previous MCU titles Iron Man, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: First Avenger, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Ant-Man and Doctor Strange.
Additionally, Marvel Studios’ cultural phenomenon, Black Panther, itself passed £50m at the UK & Ireland box office earlier this week having remained in the top ten for 11 weeks since opening in February.
Ten Years In The Making
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. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.