“Avengers: Infinity War” can check off yet another record: The second-highest second weekend of all time.
Disney and Marvel’s latest collaboration earned $112.5 million from 4,474 locations in its second frame. The 56 percent decline was just enough to top the record previously held by fellow Marvel title “Black Panther,” which made $111.6 million in its second weekend. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” holds the prize for biggest second weekend, with a mighty $149 million in 2015. Only five films have ever hit the $100 million-mark in their second weekends.
In just North America, the superhero mashup has made $450.8 million. Among “Infinity War’s” numerous accomplishments is being the fastest film to gross $1 billion, in just 11 days. And the film has yet to open in China.
Thanks primarily to “Infinity War,” the year to date box office is up 5.2 percent, according to comScore.