'Avengers: Infinity War' becomes fastest film to earn $1 billion globally


"Infinity War" only barely edged out Disney's "Star Wars: The power Awakens", which spanned the milestone in 12 days. Internationally, the film earned an estimated $162.6 million this weekend, making for a current foreign total of $713.3 million. Since the film earned almost $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days.

"Infinity War" is set to be just the fifth movie ever to earn more than $100 million in its second weekend at US theaters.

USA Today is reporting that it also has the distinction of having the second-biggest second weekend ever with $112.5 million.

Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

"Black Panther" likely saw another boost from "Infinity War".

Records are being set around the world, including for the biggest opening day ever in Russian Federation. The MGM and Lionsgate Pantelion remake of Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell's classic romcom of the same name now stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.

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"Overboard" is now averaging a bleak 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Although critics were not especially won over by "Overboard", audiences gave the film a more favorable A- CinemaScore. It has earned $46.8-M worldwide to date.

The third weekend of Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" secured the fourth slot with $4.9 million from 3,232 theaters.

Rounding out the top five is Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage".

The latest feature from the director of Geostorm was a disaster unto itself in its first weekend on 2,007 screens.

After enjoying a record breaking opening last time around, and becoming the fastest movie to reach $1 billion yesterday, Marvel's superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War has added a further $275 million worldwide in its second weekend.