Ready for a spoiler? Avengers: Infinity War is a wildly successful movie. After just 48 days in the wild, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie has made over $2 billion at the global box office on Monday, June 11.
According to CNET, it’s the first MCU movie to pass that benchmark, leaving it currently the fourth biggest movie of all time. At the number one spit is Avatar, with $2.788 billion in ticket sales. That film is followed by Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The question now is whether it can hold on in theaters long enough to best Star Wars for the number three spot.
Sadly, chances are it won’t top Titanic or Avatar–but a fan can dream. Regardless, crossing the $2 billion mark is a major moment for not just the MCU but comic book movies as a whole. In a time where some seem to think there is superhero fatigue and that audiences are getting tired of seeing the same genre of film over and over, Infinity War‘s massive box office success disagrees. It just goes to show what a decade of continuity all building up to a single moment can do for a film.
However, it’s what happens next that should be really interesting. Avengers 4, which picks up where Infinity War left off, hits theaters in less than a year. First, though, both the second Ant-Man movie and Captain Marvel will take the big screen. Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives on July 6, with Captain Marvel following on March 8, 2019.