'Avengers' Scores 2nd Largest China Opening

Karen Gillan

If you haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War by now, you should really rectify that.

Infinity War' grossed $200 million its opening weekend in China, making it that nation's second-largest debut of all time.

It must be noted that import films such as Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, Pacific Rim: Uprising and Rampage opened bigger in China than the American market this year.

Infinity War even beat the previous record-holder Marvel's The Avengers, which grossed S$13.7 million in 2012. It is now the 11th highest-grossing import film of all-time and will soon dethrone Ready Player One, Jurassic World and Age of Ultron in the next few days. It ousted Universal's "The Fate of the Furious", which drew $541.9 million worldwide on its opening box office release in 2017. It's going to pass "Jurassic World" at No. 4. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos, who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones.

It is also the first film in Singapore history to surpass $14 million, according to a press statement from Disney on Tuesday (May 15).

Pakistan recover from early setbacks against Ireland
The match will now be a four-day Test with follow-on imposed on the teams to be of 150 runs rather than 200. Pakistan team is in good form as it won the tour match against Northamptonshire with 9 wickets.

Rom-com "Overboard" slipped from second to fourth place with a box office take of $10.1 million its second weekend in theaters.

2019 will also see the release of Captain Marvel and a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and both films are expected to make close to $1 billion worldwide, according to a Forbes report.

For the purposes of this article, I applied that same 51% increase to the opening for Avengers: Infinity War to form an estimate of how much more it will gross from China. Should Thanos and Star-Lord have had a dance-off in the recent Avengers film?

The Disney/Marvel blockbuster is now also the top film of 2018, surpassing Black Panther's earnings of $9.7 million. Disney's studios drew a total of $2.45 billion last quarter. It might be a tight race, but I believe Infinity War will pull ahead by the end of it's theatrical run to become the third highest grossing film of all time.

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