“Avengers: Infinity War” is set to overtake $1 billion worldwide this weekend, setting the record for the fastest film to reach that milestone.
The Disney-Marvel film will take in around $122 million this weekend from 4,474 North American locations, which, combined with its international total, will push it past the $1 billion mark. “Infinity War” is Marvel’s sixth film to reach that number, including the second most recent installment in the MCU, “Black Panther.”
“Avengers: Infinity War’s” second weekend is coming in somewhat above earlier tracking forecasts, which had pegged it in the $115-million range. The superhero tentpole opened to $257.6 million last weekend, attaining the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” had previously held the all-time domestic opening weekend with $247.9 million.
This weekend’s take will hand “Avengers: Infinity War” the second-highest second frame of all time, just behind “The Force Awakens” with $149.2 million.