Disney hit gold when they purchased the rights to Marvel’s line up of superheroes. The newest installment of the Disney/Marvel collaborative effort is Avengers: Infinity War, and it has tied Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the fastest movie to hit the $300 million mark.
If #300 million sounds like a lot of money, wait until you hear the latest number: $800 million. The newest Marvel movie hit #300 million in only five days, but box office experts are predicting that number to rise well above $1 billion before the Avengers: Infinity War is out of theaters. The experts are saying that the movie will hit that one billion dollar mark by the 10th or 11th, which will break Star War’s previous record of $1 billion dollar in box office sales in 12 days.
To put these numbers in perspective, Deadpool made a total of $783 million during its entire time in theaters. Guardians of the Galaxy made $773 million. The Amazing Spider-Man made $758 millions. DC Comic’s Suicide Squad made $747 million.
Avengers: Infinity War has been able to see large profits like these despite the movie not even being available in China yet. China is the most populated country in the world, and once Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters in China, the sales figures for the movie could skyrocket.
If you are a comic book fan, now is a great time to be alive. Superhero themed movies are undoubtedly the most popular genre on the silver screen right now. With the success of Avengers: Infinity War, it doesn’t look like Hollywood will slow down on flooding the market with great super hero movies anytime soon.