The next Avengers movie, Infinity War, opens later this month–and it’s expected to have one of the best openings in the history of movies. Variety reports that Infinity War is expected to make between $175 million and $200 million during its opening weekend.
If it can top $175 million, it will become just the eighth movie in history to do that. Only five have opened to $200 million or more. You can see a rundown of the biggest opening weekends ever below.
It has already been a huge year for Disney, which owns Marvel. Black Panther made an incredible $1.3 billion at the global box office. After Infinity War, Disney has more huge releases lined up, including Mary Poppins Returns, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and The Incredibles 2.
Infinity War opens on April 27. It is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who recently asked fans not to spoil any of the movie’s big surprises. The movie features basically all of the Marvel superheroes you can, while Josh Brolin joins the cast as the bad guy Thanos. Hawkeye hasn’t been seen in the posters or trailers so far–and there is a reason for that.
Best Movie Opening Weekends Ever:
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens — $247 million
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi — $220 million
- Jurassic World — $208 million
- The Avengers — $207 million
- Black Panther — $202 million
- Avengers: Age of Ultron — $191 million
- Captain America: Civil War — $179 million