The superhero mashup movie 'Avengers: Infinity War' has minted over 1 billion dollars worldwide, setting the record for the fastest film to reach the milestone The film, which released on April 27, went past 1 billion dollars mark on Saturday, reports Variety.
'Avengers: Infinity War' brings together 22 superheroes to fight one supervillain Thanos. Anthony and Joe Russo have brought the story alive on the big screen with actors like Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johansson.
The film also features Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland.
The superhero tentpole opened to 257.6 million dollars last weekend, attaining the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time.
The film is receiving a splendid response in India too. It got a flying start by recording a gross box office collection of Rs 120.9 crore in its opening weekend.
Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest project, an ensemble of stars like Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo, had a Rs 94.3 crore net box office collection in three days, making it the "biggest weekend for any Hollywood film in India".
"The opening weekend numbers are a testament to 'Avengers: Infinity War' creating a cinematic milestone. The success goes to show the ever increasing fan base and the pop culture phenomena that Marvel as a brand enjoys in India," Bikram Duggal- Head of Studio Entertainment, Disney India, said in a statement to IANS.
The movie recorded Rs 41.67 crore as gross box office collection (Rs 32.5 crore as net box office collection) on Sunday and a Rs 39.1 gross box office collection (Rs 30.5 net box office collection. The superhero film raked in Rs 40.13 as gross box office collection (Rs 31.3 net box office collection) on its opening day (April 27).