“Avengers: Infinity War” is the box office hit Marvel has been building for a decade.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe was an ambitious goal for Marvel Studios when they premiered “Iron Man” in 2008. Four years later the studio released their first crossover epic “Avengers” and in 2018 “Infinity War” can boast as one of the biggest movies of all time.
The movie starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Idris Elba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chadwick Boseman, and many, many more is officially the biggest opening weekend film of all time in Canada.
“Infinity War” is projected to make $19.3 million in its first weekend at the box office, topping previous record holder “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”‘s 18.6 million.
And the “Star Wars” over at Lucasfilm happily passed the torch — or lightsaber — with a cool acknowledgment on Twitter.
The other three movies cracking the top 5 all belong to the two Disney-owned properties: “The Last Jedi”, “The Avengers”, and “Age of Ultron”.
“Infinity War” is also on track to achieve the biggest ever opening weekend in the U.S. and is expected to beat the $248 million record held by “The Last Jedi” by an estimated $2 million.
Canadian “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds congratulated the “Avengers” on their success with a hilarious mock letter.