That's over the $1.672b cume of Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World. That means that the Russo Bros.' Avengers: Infinity War is the fourth-biggest global grosser of all time and the biggest summer movie ever in unadjusted global grosses. It's also the ...
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'Avengers: Infinity War'
Avengers: Infinity War earned another $6.044 million on Tuesday, soaring 31% from its $4.6m Monday gross and bringing its 19-day domestic total up to $558.7m. Since it’s way behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($620m) on the unadjusted domestic charts, it’s not going to be getting any higher on that score until Memorial Day weekend. For what it’s worth, the film is now ranked 59th on the adjusted-for-inflation charts between Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532m in 2016/$553m adjusted) and The Towering Inferno ($116m in 1974/$562m adjusted).
It also earned $10.1 million in China and around $8m in the rest of its overseas yesterday. That brings its global total to around $1.675 billion. That’s over the $1.672b cume of Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. That means that the Russo Bros.’ Avengers: Infinity War is the fourth-biggest global grosser of all time and the biggest summer movie ever in unadjusted global grosses. It’s also the biggest movie ever not to open on Dec. 18 (The Force Awakens at $2.068b and Avatar at $2.788b) or Dec. 19 (Titanic at $2.188b).
Yes, all three films that rank higher on the all-time global grossers list are flicks that opened on the same core pre-Christmas December frame. You’ve got Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12/18/15 - $2.068 billion), Titanic (12/19/97 - $2.188b, counting reissues) and Avatar (12/18/09 - $2.788b). This weekend will dictate whether Avengers 3 tops $2b worldwide, as it’ll go up against Deadpool 2 in much of the world (a film which is projected to earn $130m+ in North America and around $350m worldwide this weekend) and A Quiet Place in China.
In terms of domestic earnings, it’s still in fifth place overall and behind The Avengers ($623m in 2012) and Jurassic World ($652m in 2015) among summer releases. Once it passes Jurassic World in North America (which is still plausible), it’ll be the biggest summer flick ever in North America, overseas and worldwide. However, it still won’t be the biggest single-territory summer grosser, since Wolf Warrior 2 earned $854m last summer in China alone. Inflation notwithstanding, I don’t think any Hollywood summer flick is ever going to top that gonzo-bananas milestone in North America.
For what it’s worth, if Walt Disney’s Avengers 3 gets past the $652 million unadjusted total of Jurassic World, it’ll be the biggest unadjusted summer grosser in North America and the 14th-biggest adjusted-for-inflation summer earner behind four Star Wars flicks, two Jurassic Park/Jurassic World movies, Jaws, The Lion King, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Forrest Gump, Mary Poppins, The Avengers and The Dark Knight. And it probably won’t get much higher on that list, unless it really does end up soaring to infinity and beyond. Your move, Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
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