LOS ANGELES: It sure looks like there is just no stopping Marvel’s superheroes!
Avengers: Infinity War – the latest film to come out of the Marvel comic book universe – has taken in $39 million on its opening night on Thursday evening, in the United States and Canadian box offices. This marks the biggest opening for a Marvel Studios film and the fourth-highest of all time, distributor Walt Disney Co said.
By Sunday, the movie is expected to come close to or even break the weekend record set in 2015 by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to box office analysts. Force Awakens grossed $248 million over its initial weekend.
Infinity War features more than 20 superheroes from Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Critics largely praised the movie for its ambition, scale and wit and for a jaw-dropping ending that seems designed to get audiences hooked for another installment next year.
Infinity War opened Wednesday in global markets, where it has sold $95 million worth of tickets in its first two days, Disney said.
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