'Avengers: Infinity War,' buoyed by China, becomes the biggest superhero movie ever

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Avengers: Infinity War featured an astonishing number of superheroes, and a decent amount of side-characters from the various Marvel franchises.

Infinity War' grossed $200 million its opening weekend in China, making it that nation's second-largest debut of all time. In recent years, China has become a much-coveted market for Hollywood films and a quick look at the numbers illustrates why - last year alone China contributed $3.4 billion dollars to North American films.

Infinity War even beat the previous record-holder Marvel's The Avengers, which grossed S$13.7 million in 2012. It's now the fifth highest grossing film of all time worldwide.

Infinity War posted the biggest opening days in South Korea ($39.2 million), Mexico ($25.1 million), Brazil ($18.8 million), the Philippines ($12.5 million), Thailand ($10 million), Indonesia ($9.6 million) and Malaysia ($8.4 million). It's going to pass "Jurassic World" at No. 4.

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

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It's next hurdle is Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $2.06 billion. If the local currency is taken into account, Avengers: Infinity Wars' three-day opening weekend of 1.27 billion yuan fell 80 million yuan short of Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Jason Statham's money-spinner The Fate of the Furious' 1.35 billion yuan past year.

Well, I guess we know where Thanos ended up at the end of Infinity War.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Wong and Mark Ruffalo star in "Avengers: Infinity War".

In the race for top domestic superhero movie, "Infinity War" ($547.8 million) still has a ways to go to top Disney/Marvel's "Black Panther" ($696.2 million).

"This is a typical Mother's Day weekend with a big blockbuster in the mix and some counter programming thrown in for good measure as we await the arrival of "Deadpool 2" next week", said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

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