A cinematic milestone unlike anything seen before, Avengers: Infinity War arrived at the box office and completely shattered expectations, becoming one of the highest grossing opening weekend films in history as well breaking records along the way, including here in Canada.
Today, Disney Canada confirmed to Talkies Network that Avengers: Infinity War has beat the Canadian record for best opening weekend previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The current ranking of the top 5 best opening weekends of all time in Canada are :
1. Avengers: Infinity War – $19.3MM (projected)
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $18.6MM
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $17.2MM
4. Marvel’s The Avengers – $15.6MM
5. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – $13.8 MM
Since premiering last Thursday, the nineteenth entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe wowed critics and fans alike with its gut-wrenching performances, bombastic action, stunning visuals and a music score for the ages. Taking into account its box office haul in the United States, the Marvel powerhouse should open to the tune of $250 million from 4,474 locations, which would land it the highest domestic debut of all time. This number could fluctuate when an official tally comes in on Monday.
Infinity War comes on the heels of Marvel’s most recent success, Black Panther, which debuted to a massive $202 million in February. Ryan Coogler’s superhero epic continues to shatter records, and has earned an impressive $1.3 billion worldwide.