Refresh for latest…: Disney/Marvels superpower-packed Avengers: Infinity War shot off with a $39M start in 21 material markets at the international box office on Wednesday. It opened No. 1 in all release markets, and in many set industry record launches for Day One. This is a Thanos-sized start.
The Anthony Russo– and Joe Russo-directed battle for the universe is currently pacing ahead of all other MCU titles in most markets. Its early though, and a comprehensive comparison would be premature considering the comps often opened on different days for the current markets in release. Ahead of the start of rollout today, industry sources pegged the full offshore weekend bow from $256M-$263M with some also seeing it reach $275M.
The Top 5 openers on Wednesday are Australia ($6.7M), Korea ($6.5M), France ($3.9M), Italy ($3.9M) and the Philippines ($2.7M).
Today sees further openings in Germany, the UK and Brazil along with another 19 hubs. The film will be in around 72% of the international marketplace by Sunday.